Pilot Program Within CHIPS Act Could Help with Rural WI Development

A program approved by Congress aims to give rural communities a leg up when applying for federal dollars. Municipal leaders in Wisconsin say this kind of help is badly needed in some areas.

The CHIPS Act, passed last month, boosts semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S.

It also includes a $1 billion pilot program to help distressed communities apply for economic development funds.

Curt Witynski - deputy executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities - said there are 600 cities and villages in the state, with a median population of nearly 1,500. He said a lot of those smaller communities never really recovered from the Great Recession in 2008...


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