Regional Development Gains Momentum

Regional Development Gains Momentum

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen joined the campus leaders of UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls and Chippewa Valley Technical College in writing and signing a letter to encourage a regional approach to economic development and to market the area as an entire region.

The letter was presented to the board of directors of Momentum Chippewa Valley, a regional economic development organization. As a result, Momentum Chippewa Valley has decided to expand its membership from its current four counties to nine. Other counties from west-central Wisconsin now are invited to join.
“You must have regional cooperation to drive the economy and to make a healthy state,” said Sorensen, a member of the Momentum board. “You must have cooperation between the four (higher-education) schools in this region to make that happen.”
 “You must have regional cooperation to drive the economy and to make a healthy state.”

 

Summer Outlook 2012