Thursday, March 19, 2009

Collaborative Focus for Economic Recovery in Rock County

On March 16th Mayor Bruce and I joined a couple hundred other regional officials at Blackhawk Technical College for an economic development funding opportunities workshop. This event represented a collaborative effort between local organizations and the University of Michigan's Community Economic Adjustment Program.

The information presented at the event covered a diverse range of topics. The target audience included local units of government, non-profits, economic and workforce organizations, education providers and select private sector businesses.

I was encouraged to learn that there is a wide array of resources available to the communities in this area of the state that have been impacted heavily by job losses and economic downturn. To find out more about this event and what information was presented, click here to view introductory comments that were given by Bob Borremans, Executive Director of the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.