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2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan Questionairre

ECWRPC is preparing its updated Year 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan. A few minutes of your time can help us to identify a regional vision for land use and economic development. Please fill out the form below to give us your quick opinions now and keep posted on more opportunities to participate in the planning process.

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1. Regional Identity - Provide two or three words, or short statments, that characterize or describe the overall "identity" of the East Central Region.

2. Environmental Management - Identify at least two (2) generalized landscapes, natural areas or specific natural features within the region that you feel need relatively high levels of protection and/or improved management.

3. Regional Mobility - Describe at least two (2) important future “connections” that should be made in terms of transportation – whether it relates to highways, rail, transit, multi-modal paths, or recreational needs or opportunities.

3a. Do you know if your County’s comprehensive plan has any such linkages/connections identified?

4a. A Livable Region - Provide two or three qualities or characteristics that you feel are important to ensure that a community’s downtown/main street is economically healthy, vibrant, and/or attractive.

4b. A Livable Region - Provide the names of one or two healthy, vibrant, and economically strong “neighborhoods” within the community you live in, or one that you’ve visited within the East Central Region.
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5. Economic Development - List out two or three local or regional economic development issues that will/may require increased collaboration amongst local units of government in the future.

Initiative 41 Lunch & Learn Series

LEARNING NEW ROLES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS IMPACTING THE AEROSPACE SECTORs In this session we will focus on: • Designing for additive manufacturing and best practices for success • Technology Review: Hear about the technology and materials • Videos from GE Aviation on what its done to implement the technology Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017 – 11:45Continue Reading

Approved 2017 CEDS Annual Performance Report

ECWRPC is pleased to announce the 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report has been completed for the East Central Wisconsin Economic Development District (EDD). The Commission has served as the designated EDD for its ten county region since 1984, as authorized by the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.  Given thisContinue Reading

Park & Ride Commuter Survey – We’d Like to Hear from You!

Public transit agencies from Fond du Lac to Green Bay are considering working together to add commuter express bus service. This service would be centered along the Interstate 41 corridor, a vital economic engine for the region. Commuter service would provide another way to get to and from work/classes reliably and connect with existing busContinue Reading

Now Available – 2017 Village of Sherwood Senior Housing Market Study

In conjunction with the Village of Sherwood’s comprehensive plan update project, additional assistance was requested of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission by the Community Development Authority (CDA) to take a more detailed examination of the senior housing market and issues associated with accommodating this growing sector of the population. Both quantitative and qualitativeContinue Reading

30 Day Review – Draft 2018 Fox Cities TMA TIP and Oshkosh MPO TIP

The Transportation Improvement Programs for the Fox Cities (Appleton)Transportation Management Area and Oshkosh Urbanized Area are a staged multi-year program of both capital and operating projects designed to implement the long-range element of the transportation plan and shorter-range transportation system management (TSM) element. The staged program covers a period of four years and includes projectsContinue Reading

Neighborhood Partners Network Opportunity

Neighborhood Partners Network: Building the Capacity of Neighbors to Connect, Lead and Take Action in their Neighborhoods. Join the growing network of people across our region working to make their neighborhoods the best places they can be.

30 Day Review – Draft 2018 Fond du Lac TIP

The Transportation Improvement Program for the Fond du Lac Urbanized Area is a staged multi-year program of both capital and operating projects designed to implement the long-range element of the transportation plan and shorter-range transportation system management (TSM) element. The staged program covers a period of four years and includes projects recommended for implementation duringContinue Reading

Now Accepting Comments – Draft Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

East Central is accepting comments on the draft 2017 ECWRPC Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan and Limited English Proficiency Program from August 25, 2017 to 3:00 pm September 29, 2017. Submit any comments to Nick Musson at or call (920) 751-4770. View the draft plan and maps on the Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan page.

Village of Little Chute Downtown Visioning Report now available!

In late 2016, the Village of Little Chute had requested assistance from ECWRPC to host and facilitate a public visioning workshop which focused on their existing downtown area along Main Street. The overall goal of the workshop was to seek resident and user input/feedback which will be used to create a new, more detailed “masterContinue Reading

2017 CEDS Economic Development Project Inventory

The Commission is beginning its 2017 community and economic development project list solicitation. The intent of the listing is to inventory all economic development-related projects in the region, and identify projects that may be eligible for EDA funding or other funding programs that could require assistance from ECWRPC staff to secure these funds. We areContinue Reading

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