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T      he Central Wisconsin Agribusiness
       Innovation Center (CWAIC) will be a
       multi-purpose facility designed to foster
education, training, research, and business
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                                                        Develop ways for the ag community to add
                                                        value and more profitability to their products.
                                                        Build an even stronger presence in central
                                                        Wisconsin for ag-related industries and
development in the fields of agribusiness,              businesses, and create opportunities to
biotechnology, renewable energy, food science,          educate consumers .
natural resources and related industries.

Located in Owen, Wisconsin, this state-of-the-art   In addition, the building itself will be a learning
building will incorporate:                          tool, using sustainable design concepts for both
 Business incubator space for entrepreneurs to     the Innovation Center and its surrounding site, a
    create emerging businesses and new jobs         71-acre agricultural business park. The building
 Large- and small-group classrooms and a           will be seeking a LEED (Leadership in Energy and
    computer lab for training and education         Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the
 Public meeting and presentation space for         U.S. Green Building Council, designating it as
    events such as conferences, trade shows,        green and environmentally friendly as possible.
    meetings, seminars and social gatherings
 Commercial test/classroom kitchen for food-       CWAIC is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation
    related classes and incubation of food          whose objective is to raise funds to build this
    businesses                                      extraordinary agribusiness innovation center. As a
 Laboratory space for research and                 501(c)(3) organization, donations to CWAIC are
    development                                     tax deductible. With the support of private and
 Distance learning facilities to allow remote      public sponsors, groundbreaking for the center
    instruction                                     will take place no later than June 2011.

                                                    Central Wisconsin
The Agribusiness Innovation Center will:            Agribusiness Innovation Center
 Help grow small businesses, create and retain     112 N. Central Avenue, P.O. Box 267
   good-paying jobs in ag-related and bioenergy     Owen WI 54460
   fields, and strengthen the local economy.        715-316-1076
 Train people for jobs in agriculture and green    www.agribusinessinnovation.org
   technologies, and bring additional educational   Rebecca Baumann, J.D.
   opportunities and resources to the area.         Executive Director
                                                    rbaumann@agribusinessinnovation.org

								
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