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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. […]

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 […]

$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.

Placemaking 101 & Millennials

A PowerPoint presentation for the Sauk County Intergovernmental Group, October 29, 2015, by Greg Wise and Kristin Runge.

5 Keys to Small Town Success

It’s About Resilience, Not Growth. A power point presentation for the Small Town Forums, 2015, by Gary Becker.

Public Economic Development Expenditures Decline Substantially

Adjusting for inflation, County spending on economic development activities declined by more than $23 million, or 39.6% in just three years.    

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