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Lieutenant Governor Has Economic Development as a Priority

It is fairly rare that our office has the opportunity to host a high-level state official.   It is probably even more infrequent that the official requests the meeting.  That was the case last week when my office received a call asking if I could make time to host Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch for a discussion on economic […]

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HIT THE BALL; THROW THE BALL; CATCH THE BALL…

When the 2012 Major League Baseball regular season ended, the Colorado Rockies found themselves atop the National League in team hitting percentage with a .274 average for the year.  They were tied for first in the total number of hits, and third in the league in runs scored. If one were to look no further, […]

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Job Losses Underscore the Need for Local Economic Development

The announcement of two significant job losses in our region in the past two weeks should signal that our area–nice as it may be, is not immune to the economic pressures that wreak havoc throughout our country.  The closure of the Kewaunee Power Station represents the loss of 600 well-paying jobs just outside our area.  This […]



County Supervisors Discuss Economic Development Initiative

A recent Outagamie County Supervisors’ meeting featured a presentation and discussion of the Ignite Fox Cities campaign and details of the Chamber’s newly-created Fox Cities Economic Development Corporation (EDC).   As one involved in the presentation, I came away from the meeting with a lot of positive feelings.  First of all, the presentation was scheduled in […]

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Tools For Business Success

The Fox Cities Economic Development Corporation has launched a new website element designed to provide broad resource support for small businesses.  Entitled “Tools for Business Success,” this web element can help a business determine its appropriate structure, provide a guide to government compliance, assist in constructing a business plan, identify area business resources and much, […]

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