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CREC Interviews Stakeholders in West Central Wisconsin

July 28, 2016

John Marotta and Joseph Jaroscak joined by University of Northern Iowa College of Business Senior Program Manager, Andrew Conrad, interviewed stakeholders from the 10-county Momentum West region of West Central Wisconsin.

The purpose of this visit was to gather insights from stakeholders representing industry, workforce development, economic development, post-secondary education, K-12 education, and elected officials into the challenges facing the region’s talent pipeline. Information gathered over the course of six days, from the more than 70 respondents will be combined with secondary data analysis to develop a Talent Attraction and Retention plan for the region.

Momentum West is an organization that supports ten constituent counties in Western Wisconsin (Pierce, Dunn, Eau Claire, Rusk, Clark, Chippewa, Pepin, Barron, and St. Croix) by marketing the region, providing economic development support, and advocating regional initiatives.