Staff Paper Index: Tourism & Natural Resources Publications

The Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) has been authoring research studies and reports for nearly 25 years.  The earliest of those are archived in our offices.  The vast majority of the files have economic impact studies, most related to recreation/tourism/visitors.  The topics include: agriculture, government, manufacturing, recreation, services and retail, and transportation.  Some […]

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Creating Unique Identities in Wisconsin Communities

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

http://www.wpr.org/creating-unique-identities-wisconsin-com

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UWEX and LOLA

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 […]

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Promoting Tourism in Rural America

This USDA resource covers the major issues in rural tourism including agritourism, cultural/heritage tourism, ecotourism, planning, marketing, economic impact and more. It provides web links to more than fifty full-text “how to” information guides, manuals, and handbooks for assisting local officials, communities, and citizens involved in tourism development and includes a section of resources organizations. […]

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Tourism and Community Development – Resources and Applied Research Clearinghouse

Tourism and Community Development – Resources and Applied Research Clearinghouse The University of Wisconsin – Extension (UWEX) has a long and rich history of developing and supporting tourism partnerships throughout the state.  A clearinghouse of community tourism resources was created by Dave Marcouiller as a timeless resource to strengthen community-based tourism education and applied research.  […]

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New Heritage Tourism web-resources

New Heritage Tourism web-resources Now  available – free resources for broad use in tourism development planning. http://museum.msu.edu/heritagetourism The focus is on community/regional collaboration and engagement in a process to identify, organize, plan for, implement and sustain area tourism with a heritage  umbrella that focuses on both sharing and preserving — in tourism attraction.

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Agritourism in Wisconsin from the Consumer Perspective: Report from the 2012 Wisconsin Agritourism Survey

This new report provides an analysis and recommendations for communities based on data collected from the 2012 Wisconsin Agritourism Survey. The report is intended to inform tourism development practitioners, community educators, local elected officials, and business owners working to develop agritourism. The report also provides suggestions for additional scholarly work in this area.

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