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Now Available – Draft 2016 CEDS Annual Performance Report

ECWRPC is pleased to announce that our Draft 2016 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report has been completed.

The Draft 2016 CEDS Annual Performance Report contains updated demographic and economic data as well as an updated regional project inventory list.  The full draft document can be reviewed here.

Preparation of this plan ensures that the East Central Region maintains Economic Development District (EDD) status through the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), allowing community and regional projects listed in the document to apply for funding through a variety of EDA programs.  In addition, the CEDS provides a framework for regional economic development by presenting a series of goals, objectives and performance measures along with an analysis of socioeconomic trends, transportation access, regional geography and resources.

The Economic Development Standing Committee will meet and be requested to approve Proposed Resolution No. 20-16 on October 5, 2016. The full ECWRPC Commission will then be requested to approve Resolution No. 20-16 to adopt the Draft 2016 CEDS on October 28, 2016.

Please review the Draft 2016 CEDS and contact Sarah Van Buren at (920)751-4770 or svanburen@ecwrpc with any questions or comments by 4:00 p.m. on October 27, 2016.

Register Now – Transportation Health Tool (THT) Workshop

Oshkosh Convention Center 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Workshop Purpose Provide a shared framework for developing transportation and health measures, goals, and strategies. Use the Transportation and Health Tool developed by the Federal Highway Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Public Health Association to discuss and identifyContinue Reading

2017 Technical Assistance Project Requests

The Commission is now seeking member community/county technical assistance project requests for inclusion in our 2017 Work Program. Small-scale planning and GIS mapping projects are solicited and pre-selected during the prior year (i.e. fall of 2016 for 2017 projects) under the following program areas: General Planning (Comprehensive planning, plan implementation, etc.) Economic Development (Grant assistance, fundingContinue Reading

City of Brillion Downtown Visioning Summary

In late 2015, the City of Brillion had requested assistance from the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to host and faciilatate a public visioning workshop which focused on their existing downtown area along Main Street. The City of Brillion is located approximately 20 miles from the Fox Cities along USH 10 and, like manyContinue Reading

2016 CEDS Economic Development Project Inventory

The Commission is beginning its 2016 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. To submitContinue Reading

2016 Coordinated Mobility Management Feasibility Study for Waupaca and Surrounding Counties

Transportation systems within Wisconsin and throughout the country are fragmented and inefficient. The reason stems from the funding sources and their stipulations and restrictions. If we are not able to change the funding stipulations and restrictions, what can we do to improve the transportation system for the customers? We need to work with the existing transportation systems; we needContinue Reading

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.

2017 Section 5310 Application

The 2017 Application for Section 5310 is now available online through Blackcat® Grants Management System for Rural, Small Urban and the urbanized areas of Appleton, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. Please see the Section 5310 program page at for more information.

Register Now! 2016 MPO/RPC Conference – Challenges and Opportunities Transportation

August 24-26, 2016 Paper Valley Hotel Appleton, WI The 2016 MPO/RPC conference will be focused on challenges and opportunities presented to us through all modes of transportation. There will be presentations on federal and state activities and updates, transit, mobility management, public and private partnerships, Safe Routes to School, Freight planning and health in transportationContinue Reading

Everglade Swamp Neighborhood Visioning Workshop Summary Report

This report documents the input and data derived from a public visioning session held 3/30/2015 at the Greenville Town Hall. The interactive exercises focused on the future vision for development of lands between CTH JJ and the Everglade Swamp, east of STH 76. View the report here.

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