Understanding the Labor Force

Our work strives to understand the labor force to help Wisconsin communities.

WIndicators

Our WIndicators publication is a frequent, short-form series that looks at data surrounding a range of issues relevant to Wisconsin communities.

The Wisconsin Economy

The Wisconsin Economy is a series of studies on key topics intended to inform decision-makers, economic development practitioners, and concerned citizens.

Economic Reports

We advance research about community and economic development in Wisconsin. Recently, research topics have included economic dynamism, pensions, retail and service trade areas, and the urban/rural divide.

Lunch-n-Learn

We provide regular webinars free of charge and open to all. Our webinars cover a wide range of topics related to community economic development including approaches to research, theory, and practice.


Latest News & Updates

Supporting Business Succession & Transition: Lessons Learned from Minnesota
Rural Entrepreneurship Gets Boost with Outreach Funding
Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $1 Million Initiative to Support Rural Entrepreneurs
Pandemic Fad or Here to Stay? Impacts of Remote Work on Employees, Businesses and Communities
Farming costs in Wisconsin were up 8 percent in 2021
Apply Now – Community Economic Analysis for Rural Wisconsin Communities
A Broader Vision of Quality of Life as Economic Development Policy
Economist: Focus on mom-and-pop businesses to help the rural economy
The Evers Administration Prioritized Small Businesses in its COVID Response
Economist argues for boosting ‘homegrown’ businesses over attracting out-of-state companies
Majority Of WI Farms Depend On Off-Farm Income
The Hotel Industry: Recovery and Future Development in Our Communities

Our Work

Supporting Business Succession & Transition: Lessons Learned from Minnesota
WIndicators Volume 5, Number 5: Understanding and Mobilizing the Potential of Entrepreneurs of Color in Wisconsin 
Pandemic Fad or Here to Stay? Impacts of Remote Work on Employees, Businesses and Communities
2022 Northwoods Economic Development Summit
WIndicators Volume 5, Number 4: Returns to Higher Education
The Hotel Industry: Recovery and Future Development in Our Communities
The Rise Of Entrepreneurship During the Pandemic
In Our Words (Episode 10)
In Our Words (Episode 9)
In Our Words (Episode 8)
In Our Words (Episode 7)
In Our Words (Episode 6)

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