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WI Rural Partners Annual Rural Summit

WI Rural Partners Annual Rural Summit

Join Us for the 2014 Rural Summit and Launch of “Rural Wisconsin Today” May 2, 2014 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Holiday Inn Stevens Point 1101 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, WI Join us for our Rural Summit. We’ll be launching the 2014 Rural Wisconsin Today report. We’ve got a full day of speakers lined up, […]

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2014 Community Development Society (CDS) Annual Conference

2014 Community Development Society (CDS) Annual Conference

The 2014 CDS Annual Conference will be held July 20-23, 2014 at the Grand River Center, Dubuque, Iowa.  This year’s theme is “Renaissance—From Vision to Action.”  The University of Wisconsin-Extension is one of the tri-hosts of this year’s event.  Many Wisconsin community development professionals are assisting with pre-conference workshops, Mobile Learning Workshops, and reviewing proposals.  […]

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2014 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

2014 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

NACDEP is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The 2014 NACDEP Conference will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel on June 22-25, 2014.  This year’s conference theme is “The Art of Reinvention.”  The 2014 conference will highlight the role of ALL Extension Professionals in helping address community and economic development issues. […]

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When did the longest bull market in recent history begin?

When did the longest bull market in recent history begin?

The current bull market is five years old. Since the March 2009 stock market bottom, the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) has risen from a low of 683 on March 2, 2009 to 1790 on March 24, 2014.  That’s an increase of 171.8 percent since the 2009 low.  

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Cheese Heads:  Part 2

Cheese Heads: Part 2

In 2012, Wisconsin’s 11,490 dairy farms provided the milk needed to produce 2.8 billion pounds of cheese. It takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.  Which of the following varieties is the most commonly produced cheese in Wisconsin?

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Cheese Heads

Cheese Heads

In 2012, Wisconsin’s 1.3 million dairy cows produced 27 billion pounds (3.2 billion gallons) of milk. What percentage of the milk was processed into cheese?

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UPS Seasonal Workers

UPS Seasonal Workers

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was interviewed last December on 60 Minutes. During the interview, he announced that his company is developing unmanned drones capable of delivering packages directly to your home.

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Women CEO’s

Women CEO’s

It seems like every few months Fortune magazine publishes another list. The most notable, the Fortune 500, ranks the 500 largest companies in the United States.

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Airline Cancellations

Airline Cancellations

On February 13th, severe winter storms on the east coast caused the cancellation of almost 7,000 airline flights in the U.S.  Over 500,000 passengers had to reschedule their flights or change their travel plans. For many air travelers, Valentine’s Day had to be delayed.

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Jan-Feb-Mar 2014 Newsletter

Jan-Feb-Mar 2014 Newsletter

In the Jan-Feb-Mar 2014 issue of the Center for Community and Economic Development Newsletter you’ll find: Visit CCED at the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, Feb. 12 & 13. From food safety to marketing, the Local Food Business Seminars are back.  Register now! 2014 Professional Meetings and Conferences Listings. Kewaunee County Nuclear Plant Closure – Community […]

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Wisconsin’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Webinar

Wisconsin’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Webinar

Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Downtowns Webinar and Networking Series:  Wisconsin’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit with Neil White, City of Green Bay, and Jim Draeger of the Wisconsin Historical Society on March 20, 2014, noon (CST) The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced an expanded state tax credit program designed to encourage reinvestment in Wisconsin’s aging communities and […]

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Downtown Facade Improvements:  A Study of Return-On-Investment

Downtown Facade Improvements: A Study of Return-On-Investment

UW-Extension is working with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s Main Street Program to research the economic returns from building facade improvement programs. The research will provide downtown and economic development professionals with a tool to help property owners and business operators evaluate the feasibility of property reinvestment that would lead to increased business profitability and […]

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The Role of Local Industries in Downtown Economic Revitalization

The Role of Local Industries in Downtown Economic Revitalization

Downtowns have been forever changed over the last five decades.  Warehouse shopping, strip malls, shopper mobility, and the internet have all contributed to downtown’s decline as a traditional retail center.  Similarly, over the last decade, especially subsequent to the Great Recession, community development initiatives have been impacted by decreased public funding.  Still, citizens long for […]

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