WAUSAU – The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, MCDEVCO Inc. and key stakeholders have retained TIP Strategies for the creation of an economic development strategic plan for the greater Wausau region, the chamber announced this week.
The plan will provide strategies and actions to enhance the region’s economic competitiveness and growth for the next five to 10 years. Desired outcomes include developing strategies to retain and attract talent to the region; retain and expand growth of the region’s current companies through scaled innovation; and increase private sector investment in the regional economy, resulting in robust employment growth for years to come.
“We live in a rapidly changing global economy filled with disruptive technologies and fierce competition between regions and states,” said Dave Eckmann, president/CEO of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, in a news release. “We have significant challenges in front of us. We, as a community, can rest on our past and hope for the best, or we can take measures to create a new vision. We can create a new plan for our future which leverages the full capacity of every individual and business in this community.”
For more information on the plan, visit WausauChamber.com.
A survey has been created to collect information that will help inform strategies that will guide the region’s growth. The survey, which closes on Nov. 30, is confidential with no identifying information collected. The results of the survey will be provided in aggregate only.
TIP Strategies, Inc. is a privately held economic development consulting firm, with offices in Austin, Texas, and Seattle, Washington. Visit TIPStrategies.com for more information on the firm.