Regional Leadership Council aligns state’s economic climate

UP FRONT: Pieces of eight

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Yes, Wisconsin is a mixed bag of bustling metro areas and productive farming and manufacturing landscapes. But even in our rich diversity of complex economic development, new growth and innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. At least not anymore.

The executive directors for each of the state’s eight regional economic development organizations are now joining hands to work together in a recently-formed peer-to-peer group called the Regional Leadership Council (RLC). For the first time, the regions are looking beyond their own fence lines to glimpse the successes and challenges found in neighboring regions. The RLC is a formal way for all eight regional directors to align interests to advocate for state funding to propel the regions forward.

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