Douglas County Businesses are Mirroring Demographic Changes

In July, UW-Extension researchers released Slow Churn: Declining Dynamism in America’s Dairyland (Conroy, Chen, Chriestenson, Kures, & Deller). This special report on the Wisconsin economy examined business births and deaths in all 72 Wisconsin counties. Outside of Dane and Eau Claire Counties, the picture for net business growth in Wisconsin is bleak. Most Wisconsin counties […]

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Husky Listening Session – Full Report (Release 1)

UW-Extension Douglas County and The Reserve (National Estuarine Research Reserve) would like to thank everyone who participated in the May 14 community listening session. We have done our best to capture citizen comments, concerns, and outstanding questions as presented. We have then sorted, and in some cases re-classified (from one question to another) or duplicated some […]

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Training Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

In April, I had the privilege to be invited to return to Bangladesh to continue work I started in the spring of 2017. In May 2017, I visited Bangladesh on an USAID Farmer-to-Farmer trip to consult with the Department of Youth Development on an entrepreneurship curriculum. This year, I returned to help them implement this […]

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WEDC Export Financial Assistance Roadshow, Materials

On October 20th, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and other partners visited Superior, WI to share information about technical assistance and financial assistance available for companies looking to start or grow export markets. The Materials from the Roadshow Krueger Lumber, Exporting Case Study WEDC and Partners PowerPoint WEDC PPT on SlideShare DATCP, Exporting for Agri […]

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Superior Entrepreneurs On Tap: UW-Stout Center for Innovation

UW-Stout Center for Innovation Discusses New Product Development at Superior Entrepreneurs On Tap Learn about ways to develop a prototype, find manufacturing resources, improve the “look and feel” through class projects, redesign to save on costs, target a specific market, find a co-manufacturer and more. Expertise and feedback from experienced professionals from the Center for […]

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WEDC Export Assistance Roadshow

WEDC Workshop Assists Businesses with Exporting Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering the Financial Assistance for Global Market Expansion Roadshow around Wisconsin.  WEDC will offer this workshop to Northwest Wisconsin on Friday, October 20th, 8AM – 12:30PM at WITC in Superior.  The purpose of this workshop is to enhance Wisconsin companies’ global competitiveness by providing […]

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Are You A Maker? Let us know who you are!

Looking for Makers UW-Extension is looking for Makers in the City of Superior and Douglas County. We support Superior Entrepreneurs On Tap with the SBDC, but we are interested in exploring the unique needs of makers.  What types of educational services do makers need? Are makers interested in networking opportunities with one another? Connecting makers […]

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Social Media for Businesses and Organizations

On August 22, 2017 – UW-Extension Douglas County will be offering: Social Media for Businesses and Organizations. Register Here Handouts: Social Media Workshop – Pre-Session Handouts Social Media for Businesses and Organizations – Workbook Learn the 8 basic steps to getting your business online with social media: Learn the difference between a Facebook Fan Page and a […]

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2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report is out.  You may download the PDF (link below), or stop by our office to pick-up a hardcopy in color.

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UW-Extension, Using Evidence Based Strategies Locally and Abroad

In May, I experienced my first international volunteer opportunity, something that many of my fellow UW-Extension educators have done when they can link the volunteer work to their academic work.  While I have traveled extensively on my own, this was the first time I volunteered on a trip.  This opportunity was presented by USAID grant […]

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