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MOMENTUM WEST BOARD APPROVES DOWELL STUTE FOR ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT
At last week's Board meeting, Momentum West conducted interviews of the three parties that submitted proposals to provide association management services to the organization. All three proposals were complete, thorough, and competently presented. After reviewing the proposals, hearing the presentations and discussing the merits of each, the Board unanimously approved, in principle, the proposal of Dowell Stute and Associates. Certain issues and contract terms remain to be finalized; however, these should be resolved soon so that they can begin their duties.
Matchey Marketing Retained by Momentum West
Momentum West has retained Emily Matchey of Matchey Marketing LLC to complete active economic development marketing projects on behalf of the region during 2012-2013. The plan includes target industry direct marketing, lead generation, and appointment setting on behalf of Momentum West during a 12-month period. Prospect follow up and ongoing company contacts are also part of the year-long plan. The region as a whole will be marketed for economic development and efforts will coincide with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s plans and strategies as much as possible.
Momentum West To Exhibit at Minneapolis Medical Device Trade Show
Momentum West will exhibit at the 2012 Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Conference and Trade Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis October 31-November 1, 2012. This is the 7th year that Momentum will send a contingency to this key fall marketing event to the medical device industry.
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Momentum West is a Regional Economic Development Organization composed of ten counties: Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, and St. Croix.
AN UPDATE FROM MOMENTUM WEST
It has been an interesting and eventful first quarter for Momentum West. The much leaner Board has met and reorganized extensively. I have been elected as Chairperson, Dick Best of Workforce Resource has been elected Vice-Chair, and James Hanke of Xcel Energy has been elected as Secretary-Treasurer.
March Momentum West Economic Dashboard Released
The UW- River Falls Center for Economic Research (CER) in partnership with Momentum West has released the March edition of the Momentum West Economic Dashboard. The dashboard is a snapshot of the economic condition of the labor, consumer and housing markets in the 10-county Momentum West Economic Development Region. It presents the latest available data* in one convenient package and can be viewed on the CER's website at www.uwrf.edu/cer.
Barron County Economic Development Corporation to Host Economic Gardening Conference
Barron County Economic Development Corporation will host the 1st annual Economic Gardening Conference in Rice Lake, WI, on May 2, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The conference cost is $30.00 per attendee.