UWEX and LOLA

Artistree Gallery Cooperative and Land O’Lakes Area Artisans, Inc. Land O’ Lakes, WI Wendy Powalisz, Kelly Haverkampf, Dayna Sarver             In 2007, the Land O’Lakes Chamber of Commerce Community Development Committee participated in the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s (UWEX) First Impressions community exchange program with the town of Phelps.  First Impressions is […]

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Community Economic Development Preparedness Index (CEDPI)

The purpose of this preparedness index is to help communities analyze strengths and weaknesses before developing a plan to improve economic development opportunities in the community.  A PDF version of the Index may be downloaded at: Community Economic Development Preparedness Index PDF.  The index can now also be used as an on-line tool using the Qualtrics […]

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Downtown Internet Connectivity

Embracing the internet can help downtown businesses grow and compete. This article summarizes the responses to a survey concerning access to and use of broadband in downtown districts. The sample consists of the 35 responses received from downtown development and Main Street professionals in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio. This was not a rigorously scientific survey, […]

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Broadband and Downtown Economic Development

Broadband and Downtown Economic Development with Andy Lewis, Center for Community Technology Solutions | UW-Extension View this webinar now from November 21, 2013, noon (CST) Improving Internet connectivity can help downtown businesses grow and compete more effectively.  Quality Internet availability and Wi-Fi access have helped businesses and entire districts build market share and operate more […]

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Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Downtowns Webinar and Networking Series Archive Page

This web-based presentation series provides educational programming to support downtown and business district economic development. Six sessions are planned annually with high quality presentations by state and national experts. Participants who attend the webinars at a regional group site stay after the presentation for discussion and networking. Alternatively, individuals may login from their own location. […]

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