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Approved 2015 CEDS Annual Performance Report

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce the 2015 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 this designation, East Central is charged with preparing and updating a CEDS for the District and its communities to remain eligible for EDA funding programs.

Unanimously adopted by the Commission on October 30, 2015, and submitted to the EDA, the 2015 CEDS Annual Performance Report analyzes the East Central WI Region’s current economic conditions and serves as a guide for establishing regional goals and objectives, developing and implementing a region plan of action, and identifying projects for consideration by the EDA.

The 2015 CEDS Annual Performance Report and Executive Summary are also available on the Commission’s website at: http://www.ecwrpc.org/programs/economic-development-housing/ceds/

To learn more about the CEDS process, determine whether your community is eligible for EDA funding, or request additional copies of the plan, please contact Sarah Van Buren at svanburen@ecwrpc.org or (920)751-4770 x 6821.

Community Input Needed for the College Avenue Corridor Study

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) along with local jurisdictions, Wisconsin Department of Transportation and other organizations are currently conducting a transportation corridor study on the County Highway CA/State Highway 125/College Avenue Corridor (as known as the College Avenue Corridor) from Appleton International Airport to State Highway 47/Memorial Drive, a 4.5 mile corridor. TheContinue Reading

East Central receives APA-WI Chapter Award

East Central receives APA-WI Chapter Award for Appleton (Fox Cities) TMA and Oshkosh MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Planning process that developed a Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Network and Programs East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) received an Innovations in Planning Award from the American Planning Association (APA) WI Chapter on October 13th, 2015Continue Reading

Available Now – Draft 2016 Transportation Work Program

This document outlines the work efforts of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for the next year. The document also includes the transportation planning studies that will be undertaken in the East Central Region by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, local communities, or consultants to them. The Annual Work Program provides the basis forContinue Reading

Available now – Draft 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) is pleased to announce that our Draft 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Performance Report has been completed. The Draft 2015 CEDS Annual Performance Report contains updated demographic and economic data as well as an updated regional project inventory list. The full draft document is foundContinue Reading

Fall Lake Michigan Stakeholders Membership Meeting

You’re invited to the fall 2015 LMS Membership meeting on Tuesday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The meeting is being co-hosted by the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA) and will be held at the FREEA facility located on the banks of the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. The focus of thisContinue Reading

City of Waupaca Downtown Vision Plan

In May of 2015, the City of Waupaca Common Council adopted the City of Waupaca Downtown Vision Plan crafted with the assistance of East Central which outlines major concepts for the future development and re-development of the downtown environs, including the upcoming planned re-construction of Main Street. ECWRPC staff initiated this process in February 2014Continue Reading

Community & Economic Development Projects

The Commission is beginning its 2015 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

AeroInnovate Wins Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Innovation Award

AeroInnovate, an aviation program within the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Business Success Center, received the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Company Innovation Award in the Small Employer Category during a luncheon on June10, 2015 in Appleton. The award was created as a means of recognizing businesses that drive innovation through creative thinking and problem solving, as well as takeContinue Reading

ECWRPC Receives Supplemental Funding Award for ORDIDI

ECWRPC has been awarded $188,798 in supplemental funding from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (DoD-OEA) to support the efforts of the ongoing Oshkosh Region Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (ORDIDI). This funding was allocated in response to the elimination of additional positions at the Oshkosh Corporation. ORDIDI projects are anticipated to be completed by December 31, 2015. SinceContinue Reading

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