Be Bold Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Competitiveness Study
Deloitte and Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) present this white paper on Wisconsin’seconomic development competitiveness. “Be Bold Wisconsin: The WisconsinCompetitiveness Study” has been developed through a collaborative eort betweenDeloitte and NKF over the past 6 months. This independent, non-partisan study wascommissioned by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA), CompetitiveWisconsin, Inc. (CWI), and the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA), and wasadministered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Institute (WEDI).The paper aims to inorm decision makers in government, academia, and industry o howWisconsin compares to selected benchmark states and across specic industry clusters interms o economic development strategy, capabilities, operating costs, and conditions.Deloitte and NKF leveraged both primary and secondary research sources, as well as ourcollective experience in guiding hundreds o organizations with expansion, location, andredeployment strategies.The ndings and recommendations contained in the study are meant to oer controllable,deensible, executable, and measurable strategies to improve Wisconsin’s competitivenessas a place to do business and create jobs. To help stimulate the discussion around how toimplement the recommendations, the paper includes suggested implementation tacticsor many o the recommendations, including unding sources, governance,responsibilities, and other specics.The ndings o this study are a starting point or key stakeholders across the state toconsider in their eorts to develop meaningul and impactul policy that will enable areinvigorated, targeted, decisive approach to make Wisconsin a leading state or growth,prosperity and sustainable success.Please eel ree to contact us with your comments, queries, and suggestions.Darin M. Buelow Robert HessPrincipal Executive ManagingDeloitte Consulting LLP Director, ConsultingNewmark Knight Frank
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