Where do most jobs come from?

An article in the Wisconsin Indicator series “Our real objective is not just jobs but productive jobs.” ― Milton Friedman, Free to Choose: A Personal Statement According to youreconomy.org, businesses moving to Wisconsin brought 4,515 new jobs to the state annually between 2000 and 2012.  During that same period, existing Wisconsin businesses that expanded added twenty-one times […]

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Measuring Self Sufficiency

Why is it that many families earning forty or even fifty thousand dollars a year must stretch to meet their needs without outside assistance?  In this WIndicator, we take a closer look at the major components of the family budget which are either unaccounted for in the federal poverty threshold calculation or inaccurately budgeted for […]

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Bankruptcy: A Growing Problem

An analysis of civil court cases involving a home foreclosure indicate that the number of properties facing foreclosure in Wisconsin are up about 21% in 2008 over 2007. This is slightly lower than the 26% increase between 2006 and 2007.

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Update on Foreclosure Issues in Wisconsin (2009)

An analysis of civil court cases involving a home foreclosure indicate that the number of properties facing foreclosure in Wisconsin are up about 21% in 2008 over 2007. This is slightly lower than the 26% increase between 2006 and 2007.

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County Civil Court Data is the Key to Understanding Foreclosure Issues

An analysis of civil court cases involving a home foreclosure indicate that the number of properties facing foreclosure in Wisconsin are up about 26.3% in 2007 over 2006. While that would indicate a dramatic increase, it is substantially less than the 131% increase in foreclosure filings reported for the state by RealtyTrac. In 2007, there was one foreclosure case for every 166 housing units in Wisconsin (A total of 19,267 properties in civil court).

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County Foreclosure Data

This second report in a two part series on Subprime Mortgage lending and Foreclosure Data uses the data presented in Realty Trac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties. This data provides state and national data on the foreclosure rates. The Wisconsin Circuit Court website is also used to provide county level foreclosure data. This user-friendly report gives some insight to the effects of increasing home foreclosures on a community in Wisconsin

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Increasing Public Investments in Economic Development

Most Counties in Wisconsin make investments in not-for-profit economic development corporations (at either the County level or regional level). Others make economic development investments within County Departments. Recent expenditure reports from Counties,indicate that County government in Wisconsin is spending on average, about $10 per capita on economic development activities. In 2004, these public investments ranged from a high of $31.80 per capita in Rusk County to a dime or less per capita in Buffalo, Manitowoc, Vernon, and Menominee Counties.

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High Speed Internet Access

While it has been difficult, if not impossible, to get good data on community connectivity rates, recent data collected by the FCC could shed light on the success our communities are having in terms of deploying advanced telecommunications

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