CWERB 2016 Third Quarter Presentation
Friday, December 2, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for the 2016 Third Quarter Stevens Point Economic Indicator Report by Professor Jerome Segura, Ph.D. This event is presented by the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB) and sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
Friday, Dec. 2, 7-9 a.m.
Stevens Point Country Club
Special Report: "The New Economy: How Creative Communities Attract Growth” by Prof. Jerome Segura III, Ph.D., UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics and Greg Wright, executive director of Create Portage County.
With the sunset of the manufacturing economy and with tax incentives for bricks and mortar projects failing to produce the expected economic development, contemporary economists are looking beyond classical and neoclassical economic approaches to uncover what investments lead to the strongest economies. The result is a shift from business attraction and retention to individual attraction and retention. Investments in quality of life including strong schools, inclusive communities and supported creative classes are attracting community members who then grow their local economies. This article explores these shifts and applies them to Portage County through the lens of CREATE Portage County and its strategic vision for creativity-based community and economic development.
The presentation and research activities of the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau in Stevens Point are made possible by a generous grant from BMO Harris Bank.
The dissemination of the CWERB research takes place through Economic Indicator Reports. The Economic Indicator Reports are presented in the population centers of Central Wisconsin, i.e., Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. The reports are presented to the business, political, and educational leaders of those counties. Substantial newspaper, radio, and television coverage of the publications and presentations have been instrumental in focusing attention on UW-Stevens Point and the School of Business & Economics. Chief Economist Randy Cray has been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune and CNN Radio on matters pertaining to the economy. The reports contain data on a wide range of economic data, including data on national statistics such as GDP, inflation, industrial production and interest rates. At the state and local level the reports contain data on employment, unemployment, business sentiment, retail sentiment, family financial distress, construction, and housing data.
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Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB)
The Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB) provides quarterly Economic Indicator Reports and Special Topic Reports to the Central Wisconsin community. These reports present a basic understanding of the state of the economy at the national, Central Wisconsin and local level. Moreover, the CWERB is looking to develop and increase the importance of economic understanding in the community, so please use this site as a local resource to economic information.