Early Care and Education in Wisconsin: Challenges and Opportunities

Summary Dr. Alejandra Ros Pilarz discusses the early care and education landscape in Wisconsin, how it has changed over the past 15 years, and the implications for children and families. She describes the current state of the early care and education workforce, as well as challenges and opportunities for supporting the workforce and strengthening the […]

October 26, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Integrating Affordable, Multi-Family Housing and Clean Energy Solutions

Summary Peter Kilde, CCAP, Executive Director of West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency (West CAP) discusses the successful development of high-quality, affordable multi-family housing that integrates cutting-edge clean, renewable energy. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Integrating Affordable, Multi-Family, Energy-Efficient Housing, PowerPoint About the Project About Our Presenter Peter Kilde, CCAP, is Executive Director of West Central […]

September 14, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Addressing Affordable Housing in Rural Communities, A Developer’s Perspective

Summary Real estate development professional and creative entrepreneur, Heidi Zimmer, discusses affordable housing in rural communities and shares her experience and perspective as a developer. Webinar Recording Additional Materials A Developer’s Perspective, PowerPoint About Our Presenter Heidi Zimmer is the founder of Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and President of Zimmer Development, LLC. Heidi has over […]

August 25, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Entrepreneurship 101 (Part 3)

Summary In the final session on entrepreneurship, Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and Community Economic Development Specialist, discusses “how to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem”. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Entrepreneurship 101, Part 3, PowerPoint Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series

August 18, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Entrepreneurship 101 (Part 2)

Summary In part two of a three-part series on entrepreneurship, Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and Community Economic Development Specialist, discusses the “what” of entrepreneurship in economic development. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Entrepreneurship 101, Part 2, PowerPoint Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series

August 11, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Entrepreneurship 101 (Part 1)

Summary In part one of a three-part series on entrepreneurship, Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and Community Economic Development Specialist, discusses the “why” of entrepreneurship in economic development. Webinar Recording Additional Materials Entrepreneurship 101, Part 1, PowerPoint Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series  

July 15, 2021, Lunch N Learn: We Are the Economy

Summary Stephanie Gutierrez, co-founder of Hope Nation, LLC, and author of “An Indigenous Approach to Community Wealth Building: A Lakota Translation”, and Cecily Englehart, Indigenous Community Wealth Building Coordinator with Hope Nation, LLC and the Advancement Director with the new nonprofit, Seven Fires, share their work on the transformative practice of building community wealth in […]

May 26, 2021, Lunch N Learn: 4th Wave of Economic Development

Summary Industry recruitment. Small business support. Public-private partnerships. These strategies characterize waves of economic development in the United States. Are we in the 4th wave of economic development? If so, what does this mean for economic development practitioners? Steve Deller, professor in agricultural and applied economics and community economic development specialist, discusses the 4th wave […]

May 12, 2021, Lunch N Learn: Three Types of Community Economic Development

Summary What type of community economic development practitioner are you? Do you emphasize the “C” (i.e., community)? The “E” (i.e., economic)? Or, the “D” (i.e., development)? Steve Deller, professor in agricultural and applied economics and community economic development specialist, describes several roles community economic development practitioners can assume. Webinar Recording Additional Materials The Roles Community […]

September 2, 2020 Lunch N Learn: Broadband Expansion in Wisconsin

Summary Gail Huycke, Community Development Specialist, leads a panel of state broadband experts and practitioners, including Jaron McCallum, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, to talk about grant opportunities to improve broadband access across Wisconsin. Webinar Recording Explore Our Lunch-n-Learn Series

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