The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, under the
authority of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965,
amended in 1998 (Public Law 105-393), serves as an Economic Development
District for a ten county region. The purpose of this federal program is
to support projects that are designed to alleviate conditions of
substantial and persistent unemployment and underemployment in
economically distressed areas of the country and to address economic
dislocations resulting from severe and sudden job losses. To facilitate
this program, staff provides information for economic development,
completes a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report each year,
and partners with local and state agencies to promote planning efforts
throughout the region.
The Economic Development
Information section contains information on demographics, industrial
sites and buildings and other economic development statistics.
Some of the elements of the Economic Development Program include:
WEDC & RPCS PARTNER TO PROVIDE EMSI ANALYST
East Central Wisconsin
Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) partnered with the Wisconsin
Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to obtain a one year license from
the Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI) Analyst program. EMSI
Analyst is used by ECWRPC to provide economic data to requesting economic
development entities or municipalities in the East Central WI Region as a
service of WEDC.
WHAT IS EMSI ANALYST?
EMSI data is composed of
comprehensive information on industries, occupations,
demographics - as well as things like occupational skills,
education, training, and even the names and size of
companies in your region broken down by industry. EMSI links
more than 90 data sources from federal sources like the Bureau of Labor
Statistics to state and private sources.
WHAT CAN EMSI ANALYST PROVIDE FOR YOU COMMUNITY?
- General population & demographic data
- Workforce knowledge & skill concentration information based on NAICS/SOC codes
- Education program completions and training gap data
- Potential business expansion/contraction modeling
EAST CENTRAL WI REGION EMSI ANALYST REQUESTS
or comments please contact Katherine
Ahlquist, Economic Development Planner at email@example.com or
Adam Pfefferle, GIS Specialist II at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For requests, please fill out the
EMSI Analyst Data Request Form,
save and email to Katherine
Ahlquist at email@example.com.
Global Trade Strategy:
Global Trade Regional Maps
Global Trade World Exports by County Maps
Northeast Wisconsin Global Trade Strategy Report - Part 1
Northeast Wisconsin Global Trade Strategy Background Report -
Post Disaster Economic Recovery
In response to the June, 2008 floods, the East Central Wisconsin
Regional Planning Commission secured funding from the US Department of
Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA), to engage in efforts
that help the region's economy recovery from the floods. As part of this
effort, Commission staff engaged in the following:
Local Technical Assistance. Commission staff provided
technical assistance to local communities and economic development
organizations for infrastructure and economic recovery (e.g. grant
writing, strategic decision making, etc.).
Statewide Collaboration. Commission staff collaborated with other
Regional Planning Commissions and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce to
develop a State-wide Model for Post-Disaster Economic Recovery. As part of this effort,
a Community Economic Recovery Guidebook and
website was created. Click the
image below to download a full color printable PDF version of the
Outreach Efforts: Commission staff presented at conferences,
workshops, and met with local stakeholders to discuss findings from the
Commissionís post-disaster economic recovery planning efforts.
Prepare Post Disaster Economic Recovery Strategy Report. Commission
staff prepared an Economic Recovery Strategy for the East Central
Wisconsin Region. The adopted report is available here:
Recovery Strategy for East Central Wisconsin: A response to the 2008
Please direct any questions regarding this effort to Todd Verboomen,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.751.4770 x 6824.
Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP):
On June 28, 2002, the designation of the NEWREP Technology Zone was
announced by the Governor at the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton.
Under the Governorís 2001-2003 budget, a new Technology Zone program was
created to help generate technology development in Wisconsin communities.
The NEWREP Technology Zone and the other seven designated zones located
throughout the state will each have $5 million in tax credits available to
businesses certified by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
Businesses will receive credits based on their ability to create high-wage
jobs and investment, and to support the development of high-tech
industries in the region.
NEWREP is collaborative effort to advance
economic development in northeast
Wisconsin. The counties represented by the partnership include Brown,
Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette,
Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, and
Winnebago. Each entity has one representative on the NEWREP Board of
For additional information please contact
Visit the NEWREP website at
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS):
The 2008 CEDS 5-year Update was approved by the Commission on October
30, 2008. This report outlines the yearís activities, updates economic
data, and evaluates trends emerging within the region. The CEDS also
identifies economic development projects submitted to the Commission by
local communities. The 2008 CEDS 5-year Update was submitted to the
Economic Development Administration (EDA) on December 18, 2008. This
document is available for download below and will be available in print by
early 2009. For more information, please contact
The 2009 CEDS Annual Report and Supplement, was prepared to serve as an
progress report to the 5-year CEDS prepared in 2008. It is currently in
draft form and will be considered for adoption at the October 30, 2009
Commission meeting. It contains updated population and economic
development data and an updated economic development project listing.
The 2008 5-year CEDS, and subsequent updates can be found at the
Economic Development District
Grant Program Highlights:
Many grant programs offered by state and federal agencies provide
funding for redevelopment of brownfields or abandoned properties in local
communities. Click here for a summary
of several grant programs and timelines.
Information is maintained pertinent to the housing element of the
Regional Plan including data about housing availability, age of
structures, and affordability. This information within the regional plan
will assist the region in analyzing housing supply and housing needs.
Information on existing housing programs within the region is provided and
technical assistance is available. Staff work with housing initiatives and
agencies within the East Central region.
A WDNR Wood Industry and Timber Utilization Assistance Program Grant
was awarded to ECWRPC in partnership with Glacierland Resource Conservation
and Development, Inc. (RC&D) to focus on
promoting sustainable forestry in Wisconsin and within the region. A
Forestry page has been created to keep
Industrial Sites Inventory:
Wisconsin Ė A
one-stop shop database
for statewide available sites and buildings data, allowing businesses to
find locations that will best suit their needs.
Federal, state, and multi-jurisdictional economic development program
and information links include:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation:
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development:
Wisconsin Department of Tourism:
Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA):
Wisconsin Technology Council:
Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership:
Fox Cities Workforce Development Board: