2015 Wisconsin Regional Small Town Downtown Forums Are Coming to a Location Near You!Read More
Everyone who works at UW-Extension has used or heard “the best kept secret” reference to describe the institution’s work and impacts. Sometimes that’s because the UW-Extension contribution is missed in media coverage. A recent example is the July 9, 2015, Wisconsin State Journal story: “Region gets access to federal funds; Millions targeted to food, biotech, […]Read More
The Basic Economic Development Course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic concepts, theories, methods and practice will be taught by professionals who have earned the CEcD designation and members of the University of Wisconsin Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. More Information and RegistrationRead More
Lifting sanctions on Iran means that oil production and exports of Iranian oil will likely increase significantly. The potential of Iranian oil hitting the export market is a major factor in the recent dramatic drop in oil prices. In July of 2014, oil was selling at more than $100 per barrel. Today, oil is priced at under $50 per barrel.Read More
Talk to anyone of a certain age — say 50 and older — about the downtowns in Wisconsin’s villages and small cities and the conversation is liable to turn nostalgic.
Whatever happened to the world of communities of 5,000 with three or four hardware and shoe stores, a couple of jewelry stores, drug stores with soda fountains, multiple grocery stores and even a few national or home-grown department stores?
Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reports that although the U.S. home ownership rate has fallen to the lowest level since 1966, the share of U.S. households renting housing rose to a 20-year high. In 2014, more than 40 million, or 35.5 percent of all U.S. households, lived in rental housing.Read More
In case you missed it, tune in to the podcast of last week’s Wisconsin Public Radio program “Central Time” to hear Andy Lewis talk about what it takes to build a unique community identity, revitalize a downtown and keep younger residents from moving away. #BecauseofUWEX
Artistree Gallery Cooperative and Land O’Lakes Area Artisans, Inc. Land O’ Lakes, WI Wendy Powalisz, Kelly Haverkampf, Dayna Sarver In 2007, the Land O’Lakes Chamber of Commerce Community Development Committee participated in the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s (UWEX) First Impressions community exchange program with the town of Phelps. First Impressions is […]Read More
When most people think of the places they like, they think of a host of valued attributes. Yet, most analyses of a region or a county typically use a narrow set of indicators. When it comes to capturing the totality of what makes a place attractive and vibrant we should consider culture, attractions, environment and […]Read More