Office Space for Rent! The Commission has four open offices that it is willing to sub-lease on a short or longer term basis to an organization seeking good, quality office space that is close to downtown amenities. The reduced lease rate (includes utilities) is $7.00 a sq.ft. for the year. Parking spaces are $15.00 per month. The staff will work with any organization on their internet and phone service needs, which will be separate from the Commission's current operating system.

The Commission's 2014 meeting schedule is as follows: Full Commission meetings are scheduled for March 14th, June 13th, September 12th, and December 12th in Green Bay. The Executive Committee will be meeting on April 25th (Marinette County), July 25th (Florence County), and October 31st (Manitowoc County). The public is welcome to attend and offer input at these meetings. Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the Commission's upcoming meetings.

If your community or county is in need of planning, GIS, or grant administration assistance, please contact our office. We are willing to discuss your needs and identify the appropriate financial and technical resources in which to address them.

We look forward to continue working with each of you in 2014.

Go Brewers!

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"Anyone I've spoken to at Bay-Lake is very easy to talk to and understanding." - Town of Pembine Plan Commission

"The partnership with your agency was very helpful and allowed for better communications and planning on this project." - Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin

"I love working with Bay-Lake ... they're always listening to what I need." - Village of Cleveland Plan Commission

"The partnership with your agency was very helpful and allowed for better communications and planning on this project." - Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin


2014 Community Survey Underway

The Commission is in the process of soliciting community and economic development projects from member counties, communities, and partner organizations for its 2015-2016 Work program. Surveys were mailed on June 27th to the clerks in each local community (towns, villages, and cities), as well as a number of specific county departments and economic development enitities. The deadline for submission of the survey is August 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Rich Heath at the Commission via email at or phone at (920) 448-2820.

Project Cover Letter 2014

Project Survey 2014

Funding and Program Notifications

The Choice Neighborhoods program supports locally driven strategies to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. The 2014 funding notification was just published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This may be a good opportunity for larger metro areas to address their ongoing housing issues and to implement parts of their comprehensive plans. For more information, please visit HUD's website.

Additional funding notifications are published in the Commission's monthly E-Newsletter. A link to the Commission's latest newsletter is provided on the front page of this website.

EMSI Analyst

Commission staff will continue to accept requests for demographic and economic information using EMSI software. All counties and local units of government, along with planning and economic development partners, are eligible to receive this service through the Commission. The data found on EMSI Analyst and the reports generated using the information can be very valuable in drafting grant applications, preparing site search proposals, as well as evaluating local and regional economic conditions for future projects and investments.

Please contact Brandon Robinson or Josh Schedler at (920) 448-2820 for questions/concerns or to submit an EMSI Analyst data request.

Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Public Meetings

Commission Executive Committee meeting, Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 am. in Florence County. Public is welcome to attend.

Economic Development Day, "Creating Entrepreneurial Communites," Monday, July 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, in Green Bay. For more information and to register, visit:

WisDOT Public Open House and Comment Session, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 5:00 pm. to 7:00 pm. at the Lena High School in Lena. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and gather input from the public on the traffic, operations, and safety of the USH 141 Corridor from County Highway E (Oconto County) north to Wisconsin Highway 64 (Marinette County). For more information, please contact the Commission.



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