Commissioners adopted preliminary drafts of the 2015-2016 Work Program and 2015 Budget during their full Commission on September 12th. We are requesting assistance and input from county and local government staff and partner organizations to submit projects for incorporation into the Work Program. This will help ensure there are adequate staff resources available to complete the projects on time and within budget.

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: 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.

Enjoy fall in beautiful Wisconsin and Go Packers!

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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


EMSI Analyst

Commission staff is continuing 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

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Grant applications are due November 3, 2014. For more information, please contact the Commission at (920) 448-2820.

Commission Executive Committee Meeting, Friday, October 31, 2014 at Silver Lake College, Manitowoc.

New North, Inc. Economic Summit, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Blue Harbor Resort, in Sheboygan.

Full Commission Meeting, Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Neville Public Museum, in Green Bay.




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