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Welcome to the Dane County UW-Extension Community Development Program Website! This is your site for information about community development initiatives, natural resources programming, and economic development activities sponsored by Dane County UW-Extension or by our partner organizations and institutions. The tab links above represent our major programming areas, and include: Natural resource education Community development […]

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UniverCity Year is Looking for a Local Government Partner for 2019-2022

UniverCity Year is a three-phase partnership between one community in Wisconsin and UW-Madison. The community partner identifies projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise. Faculty from across the university incorporate these projects into their courses, and UniverCity Year staff provide administrative support to ensure a successful collaboration. Partners receive big ideas and feasible recommendations that […]

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New Videos on Parliamentary Procedure

Elected officials, appointed member of a local government unit, and facilitators of formal bodies that operate under Robert’s Rules of Order will find it essential to understand the nuances of parliamentary procedure. UW-Extension’s Local Government Center recently produced a series of brief videos that offer guidance on four critical and sometimes confusing topics related to parliamentary procedure including: Calling the Question […]

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Dane County Public Issues: Affordable Housing

In Dane County a primary factor lending toward intractable poverty is the shortage of affordable housing units and the high cost of rental units. A significant portion of household income is allocated towards housing. The definition of housing affordability is based on the percent of household income spent on housing. Housing expenditures upwards of 30% […]

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Wisconsin One Stop Business Portal

An article in BizTimes, Milwaukee Business News, titled: New web tool streamlines business startup process, highlights a new State of Wisconsin initiative to create an entrepreneurs startup portal. The portal consolidates resources and paperwork for starting a business in one central hub. From the “Wisconsin One Stop Business Portal Website“: “This new system will assist you […]

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