PARTNERS

Visionary

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Nearly every action taken by the executive and legislative branches of state government affects local government. Counties need to play a pivotal role in these actions and the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) is the organization through which dialogue and cooperation can occur.

 

As an organization, WCA works diligently to provide services to our membership that allow them to serve their constituents in the most effective manner possible.

WBD, Inc.’s mission is to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, create jobs and build communities.

 

The cornerstone of WBD's success is providing access to the SBA 504 loan product. Available exclusively from not-for-profit Certified Development Companies (CDC), the SBA 504 loan fulfills the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) public policy objective to support small businesses and create jobs in our communities through long-term, fixed-rate financing.

 

Since 1981, WBD has helped fund over 2,500 businesses and created over 65,000 jobs in Wisconsin and Minnesota. WBD is now consistently one of the top ten most active, of the nearly 250, CDC’s in the country. WBD participates in hundreds of projects each year with Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan  lenders and serves as an integral hub in every project. 

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Leadership

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Marshfield Clinic Health System is an integrated health system whose mission is to enrich lives through accessible, affordable compassionate health care.

 

The Health System serves Wisconsin with more than 11,000 employees including over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs.

We picked the name SaveYour.Town because that is what you are going to do, save your town. No one is coming to do it for you.  No factory or big business is going to save you. No outside expert has the one right answer. It’s you.  You are going to shift a few key behaviors away from bureaucracy and officials and toward the people.

 

You’ll let go of old formal rules and organizations in order to empower everyone to play a small but meaningful role. You’ll focus more on tiny experiments by lots of people rather than a few big bets made by only a handful of official leaders. You’ll welcome all ideas, from all the people in your town. That’s who’s coming to save your town: all of you.

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Contributing

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 The largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation.

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A nonprofit agency committed to supporting the successful delivery of aging programs and services in 70 counties and 11 tribes in Wisconsin. 

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Providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Wisconsin for all ages to live, work and play.

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Offers a number of programs and services in support of business development within the State of Wisconsin.

Dedicated to working with citizens and businesses while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin.

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Providing affordable and effective services to healthcare organizations since 1979. RWHC is owned and operated by forty-three, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals. 

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Provide professional engineering, architecture, planning and economic development, land surveying, landscape architecture, and environmental...

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Offers more than 500 associate degree, technical diploma, and short-term certificate options.

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Partners with all UW System campuses to develop and deliver online programs that focus on in-demand skills and needs within business, general education, healthcare, management, science, and technology.

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Uses technology to bring people together around important topics. Create surveys, engage the community, measure against the nation, and analyze your results.

Advocacy

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Committed to creating and maintaining a business climate that allows you to maximize your potential.

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To grow, innovate and deliver value as a premier member-driven energy cooperative through safe, reliable and sustainable solutions.

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An economic development organization for the Upper Mississippi Region that is dedicated to economic development across geographic and state boundaries. 

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Has several key functions: to help the governor develop and implement the state budget and to support other state agencies and their programs. 

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Provides or oversees county administration of programs to assist children and families. 

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An independent regulatory agency dedicated to serving the public interest. 

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Committed to protecting and promoting cooperative businesses and their shared cooperative principles.

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Founded in 1998 to support the efforts of its member State Rural Development Councils (SRDCs),

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Wisconsin’s community cultural development organization, activating a vibrant creative economy and access to creative opportunities statewide. 

Individual

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Sandy Decker
Bonnie Peterson
Robert Borremans