October 04, 2022
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Wisconsin Broadband Office – The mission of the Wisconsin Broadband Office (WBO) is to make high speed internet service accessible and affordable for all Wisconsinites. For contacts and resources, please visit: https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/ServiceType/Broadband.aspx

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: ~$65B in Broadband Funding (PSC Presentation): http://competitivewi.com/images/NewNorthPSCSlides.pdf

The New North Broadband Access Study, Resources and Contacts are available at: https://www.thenewnorth.com/broadband-access/

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – Federal subsidies for broadband that were awarded via a reverse auction. Additional information is available at: https://rdof.com/

Broadband, Equity, Access, Deployment (BEAD) Program provides $42.45 billion to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Additional information is available at: https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/broadband-equity-access-and-deployment-bead-program

WELCOME

 

 


GETTING TO A REGIONAL STRATEGY

 

 


REGIONAL MIDDLE-MILE AND LAST MILE STRATEGY

 


ADDRESSING THE RURAL CHALLENGES

 


CONNECTING FUNDING TO THE STRATEGIES

 

Click Here to View the Public Service Commission Presentation Used During the Action Accelerator


MAKING IT WORK IN YOUR BACKYARD

 


TAKEAWAYS

 

1. DWD Wisconsin Job Center 

2. The Center for American Progress

3. Wisconsin Workforce Development Areas (WDA) 

  • Each Workforce Development Area (WDA) across the State of WI has a robust Business Services Team that work collaboratively together as workforce partners and organizations to assist employers in gaining access to many pools of untapped talent. DWD-DVR Business Services Consultants are members of each team. Please see this link to an interactive map and reach out to the DVR BSC in your area to get connected to the larger Business Services Team. https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/business/bsc-contact.htm

4. Workforce Development Boards 

5. ARPA Investments Resources

 

PROGRAM WELCOME

 


CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

 


WHERE WE STAND NOW

 


ARPA INVESTMENTS

 


WHERE WE NEED TO BE

 


RETURN ON INVESTMENT

 


CONSENSUS & COLLABORATION

 


TAKE AWAYS

 

COVERAGE OF EACH SESSION OF THIS EVENT WILL BE POSTED SOON. TO WATCH THE FULL EVENT FROM WISCONSINEYE, PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW 

 

IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL EVENT

Date and time

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Location (In Person)

DJ Bordini Center
Fox Valley Technical College
5 N Systems Drive
Appleton, WI

 


EVENT PROGRAM

 

IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL EVENT

Date and time

Thursday, August 11, 2022
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Location (In Person)

Davies Student Center 340, Dakota Ballroom
77 Roosevelt Ave.
Eau Claire, WI

An event dedicated to helping local leaders focus on opportunities to utilize ARPA funds for long-term impacts on Workforce Recruitment, Retention & Attraction

Local elected officials, employers and other community and regional leaders have identified eight key areas of focus that will help to address the most pressing systemic challenges they face in recruiting and retaining the workforce needed to support and grow the economy; pay for essential public services and secure the future. Those eight areas include: early care and education; broadband access; workforce housing; transportation; energy; health care; rural resurgence; and community quality of life and opportunity. This Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. Be Bold Action Accelerator event is dedicated to focusing on the challenges and opportunities surrounding the issue of Workforce Recruitment, Retention & Attraction in Wisconsin.

Click Here for In-Person Registration

Click Here for Virtual Registration

Event Program

WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT, ATTRACTION & RETENTION CONTEXT RESOURCES

VIDEO

A look at the challenges and opportunities affecting how Wisconsin addresses its workforce and population shortages
Pre-pandemic vs Now

 

 


Demographics, migration, and Wisconsin’s labor shortage

 


Why We Need to Act Now: Workforce Shortages - 6 Structural Challenges


Accelerating Action: Attracting People to Wisconsin - Austin Ramirez, President & CEO, HUSCO 

 


Why We Need to Act Now: Why Addressing the Workforce Shortage is an Urgent Need

 


CWI BeBold4: WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT & RETENTION - GETTING THE JOB DONE


RESEARCH/REPORTS

1. Slowing Down: Wisconsin’s Waning Population Growth (Forward Analytics)

2. Falling Behind - Migration Changes & State Workforce (Forward Analytics)  

3. The Birth Dearth (Forward Analytics)

4. Sheboygan County ARPA Funds Workforce Development Task Force Report

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