Public Issues Series: Service Delivery and Economic Development

cities-and-suburbs“A commitment to economic development will spur job creation and raise household and individual income for Wisconsin workers,” says Paul Jadin, CEO/Secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, “and WEDC stands prepared to assist businesses looking to create high quality jobs for Wisconsin workers.” Jadin adds that “key strategies in the WEDC mission of advancing Wisconsin’s economy are to accelerate entrepreneurship, innovation and industry advancement.”

Jadin will speak on Cities & Their Suburbs: Working Together on Service Delivery & Economic Development on Monday, July 23, 2012 from 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the UW Center for Civic Engagement Sonnentag Room.

The WEDC, a public/private authority funded with state money and funds raised in the private sector, replaced the Department of Commerce and is the state’s lead economic development organization, nurturing business growth and job creation in Wisconsin by providing leadership, bold thinking and creative investment strategies.

In his Wausau engagement, Secretary Jadin will address ideas for creating community economic development, preventing redundancy and consolidating public services. He will also give an update on Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation plans and programs. In his tenure at WEDC, Jadin says the agency has created “a culture of optimism that builds upon the strong economic assets of Wisconsin and envisions a bright future for our state as the world’s greatest destination for business start-up and expansion.”

Prior to his appointment by Governor Scott Walker to the WEDC, Jadin was president and CEO of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, where in partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, he led the development of a 50,000-square-foot business incubator after serving two terms as Mayor of Green Bay.

Sponsors for the July 23 event are the Center Right Coalition – Wausau, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, the Wausau Region Chamber and MCDEVCO.

The event is free and open to the public.
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