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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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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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$upport for Professional Development

Colleagues, Over the past few years, the Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) has supported county, tribal and regional educators’ professional development in a number of ways. We have annually offered to cover the registration costs of the Basic Economic Development Course offered in collaboration with the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA), typically held in Madison the first part of September.

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Alternate Resources for Accessing Federal Datasets

The recent government shutdown restricted access to many federal data portals such as the Census Bureau’s American Factfinder. Fortunately, a number of other websites provide alternate access points for demographic and economic data. While a variety of fee-based services are available, three free resources to consider include: 1. GetFacts – Produced by the University of […]

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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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