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A Trade Area Analysis of Wisconsin Retail and Service Markets: Updated for 2019

Using 2019 county sales tax data, we examine the strength and weaknesses of Wisconsin retail and service markets.  Professor and Extension Specialist Steven C. Deller provides insight into communities most basic economic development question “are local retail businesses reaching their fullest potential or are there weaknesses that need to be addressed?”

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A Trade Area Analysis of Wisconsin Retail and Service Markets: Updated for 2017

“The power of Trade Area Analysis (TAA) is the simplicity of the tools and the ease of interpretation.”  In this Updated for 2017 report, Professor and Extension Specialist Steven C. Deller provides insight into communities most basic economic development question “are local retail businesses reaching their fullest potential or are there weaknesses that need to be addressed?”

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State of Rural Wisconsin — 2018

How is life in rural Wisconsin compared to urban areas? What changes have occurred in recent years and what will the future be like?  What rural issues deserve our attention and action? The 2018 version of the State of Rural Wisconsin is now available for download at the Wisconsin Rural Partners website.  

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Slow Churn: Declining Dynamism in America’s Dairyland

In this special report, Tessa Conroy, I-Chun Chen, Chad Chriestenson, Matt Kures, and Steve Deller explore the components of dynamism–the speed and scope at which the economy can change–such as business activity, employment, mobility, R&D spending, and bank lending, and their implications in Wisconsin. They find that Wisconsin’s economy is becoming less dynamic.

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Pension Report 17 an NCRCRD Policy Brief

Potential Rural Impacts of Pension Reductions study is based on work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture via the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development.

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