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Advocating for Solutions

Dr. Lona Cook, Chair of the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation's (CEDC's) Advocacy Committee, noted that “the CEDC has been busy this past quarter working with our local legislators to support the use of Environmental Remediation Tax Increment Districts (ERTIDs), support more broadband funding, reduce healthcare costs, continue funding workforce apprenticeship and customized training grants, and take steps to solve the Chippewa Valley’s workforce housing crisis.” Recently, Charlie Walker, President and CEO of the CEDC, went to Madison to voice the organization’s support for establishing a state income tax income program for workforce housing. Through CEDC’s Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Visits, one of the main topics of concern for our local companies are (1) finding available talent and (2) having adequate housing for this talent in our communities. With this feedback, the CEDC's [...]

Advocating for Solutions2022-03-04T18:00:54-06:00

Chippewa County Economic Development Legislative Committee meets with State Senator Kathleen Bernier

Through its Legislative Committee, CCEDC takes a proactive approach to working with the members of the Wisconsin State Legislature, state government agencies, and local legislative bodies whose actions and decisions impact our state and local business climate. We work with our partners to help advocate for policies, initiatives and programs that promote job creation, encourage investment, improves our ability to recruit, grow, and retain talented workers and employers-resulting in economic prosperity throughout Chippewa County. Year round, the CCEDC Legislative Committee monitors notable policies from our local legislators and how these policies might affect our economic development programs and processes. With Wisconsin lawmakers preparing to adjourn for the year-the Chippewa County Economic Development Legislative Committee meet with State Senator Kathleen Bernier on February 21st, 2020 at the Fleet Farm Distribution Center in Lake Wissota [...]

Chippewa County Economic Development Legislative Committee meets with State Senator Kathleen Bernier2020-02-25T10:48:49-06:00

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