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WEDA Listening Session: West Allis
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WEDA Listening Session: West Allis

Input from local stakeholders and outside experts is critical to ensuring any changes align with the needs of our business, community, and economic development customers.

6/24/2015
When: June 24, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: Summit Place
6737 West Washington Street
The EP Allis Conference Room, Suite 2135
West Allis, WI  53214
Contact: Megan Purtell
608-255-5666


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The field of economic development has definitely seen its share of headlines over the past month. These stories have increased the potential for changes during the fall legislative session to the structures and tools used at the local level to grow the economy. Input from local stakeholders and outside experts is critical to ensuring any changes align with the needs of our business, community, and economic development customers.

WEDA will begin to undertake an effort to garner additional stakeholder input and we need your active participation. Our information gathering, at a minimum, will focus on four key areas:

  • Financial Programs – Receive input on existing financial tools and any thoughts on modifications
  • Program Oversight and Compliance – Receive comments on current processes that are tied to existing statutes and policies    
  • Organization – Identify steps to regain the public trust in statewide economic development efforts
  • Community & Economic Development Awards – WEDA will introduce the new awards and nominations forms for the presentation of the awards on August 20, 2015 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point.
Our field includes professionals from across the state and various industries; with that, comes diverse perspectives and thinking.  Any changes to our statewide economic development tools require thoughtful consideration…not rhetoric.

How will Listening Session Input be used?  The summary of the listening sessions will be provided to the WEDA Board of Directors, WEDC Leadership and economic development stakeholders in developing forward looking strategies.  Your insights will also be used in preparation for a fall legislative session that will have economic development policy as a main topic.

It is truly vital for our economic development stakeholders to be a part of the solution.  Please participate in WEDA’s action plan to regain the public trust in the field of economic development. WEDA will continue to offer economic development and local leader’s ways to engage in economic development solutions. Join us.

All are welcome to attend To ensure you receive the information, register/RSVP today

Information about the meeting location:

Parking:

Visitor’s lot – highlighted in blue on the map, click here.  If the Visitor’s lot is full, attendees may park on the other public parking areas around the building.

The Visitor’s parking area, you will need a token from the security desk in order to leave the lot. The Security desk is located in the atrium.



 

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