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New resource serves as road map for Wisconsin’s food entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs thinking about starting or scaling up a food processing business can find a way to make their dreams a reality with the help of the newly released Wisconsin Food Processing Guide: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs and Managers, available from the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Authors Jenifer A. Buckley and Elena M. Byrne worked with UW-Extension, the Dept. […]

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Has your small town found a creative use for a vacant building?

WEDC and UWEX are seeking your examples. WEDC  and UW-Extension, are working together to identify creative uses for vacant downtown buildings in small towns. The purpose of this project is to provide Wisconsin’s small communities with research and case studies highlighting different ways to meaningfully occupy vacant properties. They are looking for examples that showcase […]

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Downtown Economics Newsletter

MARCH, 2016. Storemageddon:The end of retail as we know it. An ever-larger number of communities are investing their economic development resources into attraction programs targeting retail and related businesses. Much of the effort is targeted at chains and at trying to recreate a retail environment like that we have known for the last 20 or […]

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New Hampshire Spending

Two major events during the last week, the Super Bowl and the New Hampshire Presidential primary, generated millions of dollars in television advertising revenues. Advertising Age estimates that spending on ads during Super Bowl 50 reached an all-time record of $377 million. According to A.C. Nielsen, an average of 111.9 million people watched the Super […]

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Tribal Community Development Projects in the Great Lakes Regions

Our colleague Brian Gauthier will be featured at this webinar! Feel free to share the upcoming webinar with others who may be interested in participating: WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT Tribal Community Development Projects in the Great Lakes Regions   Emily Proctor, Michigan State University Dawn Newman, University of Minnesota Brian Gauthier, Lac du Flambeau Tribal University of […]

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Stakeholder Centered Community Marketing

The goal of community marketing is to make villages, towns or cities competitive and enable their stakeholders to thrive. This Power Point presented by Kristin Runge, a researcher for UWEX-Center for Community and Economic Development, discusses a cooperative framework model for community marketing in which stakeholders take a central role in crafting a unique market […]

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Oil dominates this economy

Back in July 2014, not many people knew that oil was selling for over $100 per barrel. Today, with oil hovering around $30 per barrel, the discussion over how low the price of oil will fall has replaced the debate over whether the Packers should have gone for two points. Quite simply, the law of […]

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Highest tax revenue in 2015

The December issue of The Wisconsin Taxpayer reports that Wisconsinites paid $27.9 billion in state and local taxes in 2015. That’s equal to 11.0 percent of total personal income in the state or an average of about $4,800 for every Wisconsin resident. Which of the following generated the most tax revenue in Wisconsin in 2015? […]

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Rise of the Millenials

CCED specialist Kristin Runge will speak about the Rise of the Millennials (pdf 879 kb) at the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce dinner on January 20.  As the largest and most educated American generation to date, most would expect Millennials to be better off in young adulthood than their Baby Boomer parents or Gen […]

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