November 2016: WEDI Update
Monday, November 28, 2016
Economic Development News and Views
Information you can use:
SBA Offers Locally Customized Email Messages - Using your zip code, SBA now offers customized email messages for small business owners with information about official SBA training and events.
Due Diligence Checklist - Impact DataSource has prepared a useful guide for economic developers to follow when deciding whether a project is worthy of investment.
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Incentives - Employing cost-benefit analysis can shift the focus to an economic development orientation in which helping a community prosper is the primary goal.
Economic Development News:
2016 Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories by SBA.
Wisconsin Center for Commercialization Resources (WCCR) - Sponsored by EDA, WCCR is a consortium of five universities – led by the UW-Milwaukee. This consortium aims to facilitate technology commercialization in southeastern Wisconsin.
The Community for Accredited Online Schools - A comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their online education.
2016 State and Private Forestry Report - Includes success stories and an overview of emerging issues and trends that were recently identified by state forestry agencies. Wisconsin’s timber sales from state lands totaled more than $11.7 million in 2014, up 25 percent from only two years before in 2012.
Do you have any major data, policy information how-to-do needs? If you do, please contact WEDI, maybe we can help.
Visit ForwardWI.org for your current economic development marketing data needs.
The “Fourteen State Business Cost Comparison”, “Fact Sheets” and Small Business Development “Tool Box” have been updated to 2016.