Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Management Review Report

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
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 and operations to identify areas for continued improvement, and determined ways to build and maintain confidence in WEDC’s capabilities to deliver results and serve as a trusted steward of taxpayer dollars.  The study included an extensive comparison with nine other quasi-public state economic development agencies. The recommendations were used to guide executive and legislative efforts to enhance WEDC operations and performance.

WEDC Management Review FINAL report-020716

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About the Client

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

WEDC advances Wisconsin’s business climate.