Community Economic Development


Mark your calendar for Community Economic Development Offerings:

2022 Schedule

  • October 12th

Recorded Webinar   |   Wednesday, July 20, 2022     


Marie Barry, RWHC Director of Community Economic Development

      • Tessa Conroy, Assistant Professor & Extension Economic Development Specialist, UW-Madison
      • UW Population Health Institute
      Program Description:
      Research has shown that economic outcomes and health outcomes are inextricably linked. In rural communities, entrepreneurship has also been demonstrated to be one of the best strategies to increase economic opportunity. Join us to learn more about the link between economic opportunity and improving health outcomes, how rural communities can utilize entrepreneurship to improve economic opportunity, and how local hospitals and clinics can support entrepreneurship and other economic opportunities within their respective communities.

        The Community Economic Development Program offerings include:

        • Professional development trainings for RWHC Members focused on CED topics

        • Community Economic Analyses of interested Members’ communities through a partnership with UW Extension for facilitation
        • Compiling and disseminating relevant local economic data for RWHC Members
        • Developing a toolkit of effective CED strategies for Member use
        • Serving as a liaison to Wisconsin’s existing network of economic development professionals and resources
        • Acting as an accessible resource for Members on community economic development issues as they organically arise

        Marie Barry, Director of Community Economic Development