WDAC champions downtown as a key component of smart growth; provides a toolbox for local/regional comprehensive planning and helps communities develop a quality downtown plan; educates developers on the benefits of downtown; works to identify and remove barriers to downtown development; and coordinates with other organizations to promote smart growth for downtowns.
Partners with organizations interested in revitalizing Wisconsin's downtowns into vibrant social and economic centers.
Peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities
Collaboration opportunities and partnerships
Access to a variety of tools focused on downtown revitalization
Assists with creating vibrant and engaging communities that make it easier to recruit and retain residents, sustain a robust labor force and enhance local quality of life. Public gathering places will foster community connections and provide accessible locations for the programming and amenities local residents desire—with the additional benefit of boosting foot traffic for area businesses.
The BIL includes special provision for rural communities, and many programs have portions of grant funding reserved for rural communities. Ensuring rural Wisconsin has access to BIL funding is a high priority of WEDC and the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP).
Workforce Development Boards
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) serve as strategic conveners to promote and broker effective relationships between the businesses and the economic, education, and workforce partners throughout their area.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703