Providing Education that Supports
Vibrant and Livable Communities
CNRED Educators Work with Many Partners
Learn how we make a difference
Boosting downtown economic development
in Wisconsin communities
The combined effects of ailing downtowns, a struggling economy and reduced tourism have resulted in a loss of vitality in many Wisconsin communities. But specialists from Extension's Center for Community and Economic Development, working with partners like the Wisconsin Main Street Program and the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council, have found compelling reasons for optimism.
"UW-Extension's role in
boosting downtown economic
Wisconsin has been priceless.
Many Main Street communities
and downtowns have
used Extension's assistance
with market analysis and
the webinar series to start
successful business development
-Jim Engle, Director
Wisconsin Main Street Program
Read more about how our programs impact communities throughout the State...