Chippewa Economic Development Corporation’s President/CEO Charlie Walker taught at the Wisconsin Basic Economic Development (WBEDC) hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association during the week of September 12 - 15, 2022. The WBEDC is designed to provide an understanding of the basic concepts, theories, methods, and practice of economic development. The nationally renowned WBEDC is instructed by experienced and successful professionals and practitioners. The four-day educational event encouraged attendees to network with industry peers and experts, explore the fundamentals and emerging concepts of comprehensive economic development, and expand their leadership skills. Graduation from the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to pursue the Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council.
Economic Development has always been a competitive race. There are thousands of communities that compete for talent, jobs, capital investment, and growth. To be competitive, a community must have an exceptional leader and great team working together. This is something that Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is able to state as Mr. Paul Salm has served as a past chairperson and Board of Director for the last 20 years. CCEDC would not have been able to continue this fight for economic development within the Chippewa Valley without the collaboration and support of Mr. Salm. Mr. Salm, VP-Business Banking of BMO Harris Financial Group, has exhibited a lengthy record of supporting economic development and has worked tirelessly to improve the business climate as a dedicated leader within Chippewa County. Mr. Salm has devoted [...]