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July 2017

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WEDI Update

Economic Development News and Views

July 25, 2017


Information you can use:

The Importance of Workforce and Labor Market Information -  Review of the specific ways data can be used to answer economic development questions.

The State Economic Development Performance Indicators White Paper - An examination of commonly used indicators and guidance to improve and expand evaluation efforts.

Hunting is an important contributor to Wisconsin’s economyHunting contributed spending in our state totaling $2.5 billion in 2011, with Wisconsin ranking second in the country in the number of non-residents traveling to our state to hunt.

Are forest industries important to your local economy?  Here is a lesson plan for local students.  

What is Development Finance? 
Cdfa Fact Sheet.


Economic Development News:

Urban Revitalization & Impact Investing White PaperThe first white paper in this series explores the cross-section of urban revitalization and impact investing.

America Is Aging in More Ways Than One.  Infrastructure and equipment are the oldest in records to 1925.

Expenditures by Foreign Direct Investors for New Investment in the United States, 2014 – 2016 -  (BEA)  Includes state data.


Economic Opportunity:

How Yesterday's Industrial Workplaces Are Becoming Today's Data Centers - Data centers have been described as the factories of the 21st century.

Organic Grain Production in the Upper Midwest, an economic opportunity now being filled by imports.


Do you have any major data, policy information how-to-do needs?  If you do, please contact WEDI, maybe we can help.

Visit for your current economic development marketing data needs. 

The “Fact Sheets” and Small Business Development “Tool Box” have been updated to 2017.




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