North Central Region Community Development Core Competencies Course by j9UU0r

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									Wisconsin Basic Economic
   Development Course
Rural Development – Grant County
                 Ron Brisbois
  SLIDE     2    Contact Information:
                 Executive Director
                 Grant County Economic
  Wisconsin
Basic Economic   Development Corporation
 Development     1800 Bronson Blvd.
    Course
 Madison, WI
                 Fennimore, WI 53809
Nov 10-13,2008   (608) 822-3501, (608) 822-
                 6019 fax
                 E-mail:
                 gcedc@grantcounty.org
                 www.grantcounty.org
                                  Challenges
  SLIDE     3    We are not “Milwaukee, Madison or the Fox Valley”
                    - No one else is marketing for you!
                 Border 2 States, Illinois and Iowa, next to Dubuque
  Wisconsin
Basic Economic   “Whoville” USA
 Development
    Course       Older – Conservative Thinking
 Madison, WI     Very Limited Budget
Nov 10-13,2008
                    $120,000 Total
                    <$10,000 for Marketing
                    Public Financed, Limited Private Financing
                                        SWOT
  SLIDE     4    We are not “Silicon Valley” but…
                 Silicon Valley is not Grant County.
                 Must play the hand you are dealt, but play it
  Wisconsin
Basic Economic   smarter.
 Development
    Course       Strengths: Agriculture, Metal Machining etc.
 Madison, WI     Avista
Nov 10-13,2008
                 UW-P (Engineering & Sciences)
                 SWTC
                 Dubuque? Opportunity or Threat?
                           Must Work Harder,
                    Economic Development doesn’t just
                                happen

  SLIDE     5    Since 2003, we have brought in over $13MM for our
                    communities and businesses, not counting tax credits.
                 All projects are important, entrepreneurs to “big” business.
  Wisconsin
Basic Economic      Governor’s Business Plan Challenge Winner
 Development
    Course          Cassville Power Plant
 Madison, WI     Dairy Modernization Team
Nov 10-13,2008
                 4-Lane Highway (30 years)
                 First Impressions
                 Coaching Municipalities on E.D. Practices
                          Marketing


  SLIDE     6
                           Websites
                 For both outside and inside the
  Wisconsin
Basic Economic
                             county
 Development
    Course
 Madison, WI
Nov 10-13,2008
                 You can compete
  SLIDE     7    Trade Missions: Japan X 2,
                 and Toronto

  Wisconsin
Basic Economic
 Development
    Course
 Madison, WI
Nov 10-13,2008
                             Keep Evolving
  SLIDE     8    Regionalism: Southwest Wisconsin & Tri-State



  Wisconsin
                 Potosi Brewery
Basic Economic
 Development
    Course
 Madison, WI
Nov 10-13,2008
                 Questions????
  SLIDE     9    ????


  Wisconsin
Basic Economic
 Development
    Course
 Madison, WI
Nov 10-13,2008

								
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