He’s helping REVAMP ‘rural, rural’ communities
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the economic development organization for the state, not surprisingly, is located in Madison. However, unbeknownst to many, a WEDC representative is working in Sawyer County to help rural communities, or what he calls the “rural, rural areas,” in the northern part of the state.

David Fleming is a REVAMP project specialist out of the Office of Rural Prosperity, a wing of WEDC. REVAMP stands for Revitalizing Economic Vibrancy After (a) Major Pandemic. His position was created during the pandemic with federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding...

Ken Notes: Both the WEDC rural reps and the regional EDC`s often fly below the radar, yet are instrumental in developing the state. I still wish we had a more formal structure to tie all these entities together and better communications with the State.

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