Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

In July, 2015, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) was procured by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to:

  • Assess existing programs, processes, and practices
  • Assist in reconnecting programs
  • Help build greater confidence in the corporation’s capabilities among stakeholders
CREC is an independent not-for-profit that partners with global policymakers to research, help formulate, and execute on innovative methods that ensure job creation and long-term regional economic sustainability. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. Together with more than 600 regional and local business development partners, it represents a highly responsive and coordinated network.


Project Catalogue

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Management Review Report
Start Date: May 2015 — End Date: Jan 2016

CREC provided a management review of WEDC and recommended changes to its strategic focus and internal processes.  CREC conducted a series of interviews, focus groups, and in-depth reviews of the organization’s operating procedures, performance indicators, and prior legislative audits. The team assessed whether WEDC’s existing efforts aligned with its strategic mission, examined its management structure […]