Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
In this issue:
- 2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Nominations Open
- Wisconsin Companies Invited to Join Trade Venture to Germany
- Certified Sites Program Accepting New Applications
- Milwaukee to Host National Main Street Center Conference
- Wisconsin to Host 2016 Smart Manufacturing Summit
WI Economic Development Institute News
In this issue:
- Series Focuses on State’s Job Growth, Migration Patterns and Women Owned Businesses
- The State of State Business Incentives 2015
- Overview of Wisconsin's Program Investments and Outcomes
- Overview of Illinois' Program Investments and Outcomes
- Rural Financing Best Practices
DWD Enhances Website With New LMI Page
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently launched additional improvements to JobCenterofWisconsin.com (JCW), the state's free online public labor exchange that connects talent with opportunity 24 hours a day.
In September, DWD rolled the first phase of JCW improvements that included a site redesign, simplified registration, improved usability and advanced skills matching to connect talent with job openings. Last week, DWD rolled out the second phase of enhancements to this free online resource. Highlights to JCW phase two include improvements made to job searching, candidate and job mapping capabilities and a redesigned Workforce Calendar.
Corporate Sponsor Spotlight: Via Rail Logistics
Via Rail Logistics (Via Rail) is a niche consulting firm focused solely on industrial freight railroad industry needs and services. Via Rail provides consulting services to a large industrial network of manufacturers, rail shippers, developers, communities and economic development corporations. Via Rail can assist clients with due diligence, feasibility studies, infrastructure development, design documents and construction services. Its broad knowledge of procedures and guidelines required by railroads affords it the opportunity to be a liaison in an industry that is often found to be difficult to navigate by the private sector. Via Rail’s primary focus as Owners' Representative is to provide support and assistance from project development through implementation. Its project managers and design team are dedicated professionals who are personally vested in their projects and responsibilities. Via Rail’s commitment is to serve in the Railroad Industry. Its passion is to serve its clients.
League of Municipalities
Helping Wisconsin Communities Succeed
If you work for a city or a village, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities works for you. The League serves all elected officials and staff of cities and villages in Wisconsin, including the economic development staff. The League is an important information resource and is available 24/7. All League services are available to anyone working for a member municipality. All 190 cities in Wisconsin and all but a small handful of the 409 villages are members of the League.
Wisconsin is a diverse and dispersed state. Of the 599 cities and villages, nearly two-thirds have populations of 2,500 or less. Half of the cities and villages in Wisconsin have fewer than 1,450 citizens. Many of those cities and villages are rural. Wisconsin’s population is more widely dispersed than the people of most states.
Governor's Conference on Economic Development
There's still time to register!
Aligning Our Direction: Finding Common Ground
February 3-5, 2016
Monona Terrace & Convention Center • Madison, WI
Tax Policy, Transportation Budget, Immigration, Business Incentives and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation are all essential ingredients to growing the Wisconsin economy, but finding common ground on these topics is not easy.
The Governor's Conference on Economic Development will bring national experts to Madison to explore these topics. Add former state senators to the mix and the table is set for invigorating discussion.
Join us as we seek to find common ground moving Wisconsin Forward!
2016 Broadband & Economic Development Summit
The Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association and representatives of Wisconsin’s broadband provider community are pleased to present the 2016 Broadband & Economic Development Summit. This one-day event is designed to offer broadband information to local economic development professionals and create an ongoing dialogue between the economic development community and broadband providers.
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Time: Registration & Coffee – 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. /
Program – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served Cost: $50 by February 9, 2016 / $70 after February 9, 2016
To register click HERE!