Gov. Walker Announces Investment in Tourism and Economic Development

As the date of Gov. Walker’s budget address draws nearer, the governor has been releasing some details about proposals that will be contained in it. At the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, he announced some economic development initiatives aimed at improving the business climate and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation as well […]

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Hough Receives Economic Development Award

Hamilton Consulting’s founder, Jim Hough, was honored at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s 2013 Governor’s Conference on Economic Development for his individual contributions to the field of economic development. Jim Hough has been a fixture among the Wisconsin economic development community for nearly forty years. Simply stated, Jim and economic development are interchangeable references that […]

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DWD Sec. Newson Talks About Employment Programs and Unemployment Insurance

In an interview with the Wheeler Report, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson talked about his agency and plans for the next year. What have been the major accomplishments of your agency recently?We’re working hard to carry out the Governor’s agenda on job creation and developing the workforce. The Governor has put forward five […]

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Walker Discusses Budget Priorities

Gov. Walker has indicated that his top priorities for the 2013-15 Biennial State Budget are creating jobs, developing the workforce, transforming education, reforming government, and investing in infrastructure. In the time leading up to the Biennial Budget Address on February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers, Walker is releasing a series of […]

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Walker Appoints Chief Economic Development Officer

Gov. Walker has removed “interim” from the title of the CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development (WEDC) by appointing Reed Hall to fill the permanent position. “Reed brings a fresh perspective and strong leadership to the WEDC,” said Gov. Walker. “Reed’s experience at the Marshfield Clinic, in numerous civic organizations, and involvement in creating private […]

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UW Launches Flexible Degree Program to Aid Workforce Development

In an effort to address the needs of Wisconsin’s workforce and the fill the demand for online education, the University of Wisconsin System has created the UW Flexible Option, a competency-based, self-paced learning option. The UW Flexible Option is designed for nontraditional adult students who often come to college with substantial learning acquired in a […]

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