Dept. of Commerce: One Day Conference On Regional Economic Development To Be Held In Milwaukee

Contact:  Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MILWAUKEE-Planners, public officials, economic development practitioners, and citizens interested in learning about regional economic development should attend the Regional Economic Development Conference, to be held March 14 from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Midwest Airlines Center.

“I encourage anyone interested in regional economic development to attend this informative conference,” says Department of Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke. “By forming public/private partnerships and working regionally, we can all help advance economic development throughout the state.”

The conference will offer national and Wisconsin perspectives in regional economic development. Sessions will cover topics such as the progress of the Milwaukee 7 regional economic development organization; regional collaborations around Wisconsin; and regional revolving loan funds.

The conference fee is $40 before March 2, $50 after March 2.  Conference brochures and registration information are available at

The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration; the Wisconsin Chapter, American Planning Association; the Association of Wisconsin Regional Planning Commissions; and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.

For more information contact Thomas Favour, Conference Coordinator at 608-238-4943, [email protected].