Written by Heidi Selberg and Judy Nagel, with thanks to Dave Wegge and Jamie Lynch.
One can identify key signals for upward mobility – “The American Dream” – by comparing the Greater Green Bay area to the rest of Wisconsin and to the United States as a whole and also by comparing it to other industrialized countries. While self-determination has, historically, predicted upward mobility in the U.S., an emerging theory suggests that social supports are also clear signals of such success. Countries with more positive rankings, though, sometimes take unique approaches that are also worth studying. Here we present our key findings on the status of upward mobility in our area.
[Link to full Upward Mobility Article and Upward Mobility Power Point]
Written by Natalie Bomstad, Randall Lawton, Judy Nagel, Tom Schumacher and Others
Economic development relies on geographic, political and economic interdependence. Alignment of those sectors is the goal. Four objectives include a growing, sustainable economy; high quality economic and employment opportunities; alignment of education and employment; and a perception of distinction. Full report. [Click Journey to Greater Green Bay: Report to the Community on Economic Development – Full Report (2016) to read the full report or click Journey to Green Bay Executive Summary (2016) for the executive summary.]
Written by Tom Schumacher, Judy Nagel, Randall Lawton and Others
A study group met to perform a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis of the five areas of emphasis previously identified for local economic development at the Brown County 20/20 conference. [Click Economic Development SWOT Analysis (2013) to read full paper.]