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Economic development in rural Wisconsin: developing a 21st century response to compete in today’s global marketplace


Abstract: In October 2011, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago?s Community Development and Policy Studies division co-sponsored a two-day conference that explored and discussed policies that speed, strengthen, and enhance economic development in Wisconsin?s rural areas to increase their competitiveness in today?s global economy. This article summarizes key points from presentations and discussions at the symposium. ; Over 150 participants, representing community banks in the Seventh Federal Reserve District, economic development/finance agencies, small business owners, researchers, and policymakers, convened to explore ways to enable Wisconsin?s rural economy to compete in today?s global economy.

Keywords: Economic development; Financial institutions; Rural development; Rural areas;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Profitwise

Issue: Nov