“No county is an island.”
Jerry Murphy’s observation, made at
Monday’s meeting of the Intercounty Coordinating Committee in Baraboo,
defined the tone for a discussion, among representatives from six
south-central Wisconsin counties, on the importance of making economic
development a regional effort.
Murphy is executive director of New
North Inc., an economic development consortium that is composed of 18
northeast Wisconsin counties, including ICC member counties Marquette
and Green Lake.
Attracting new businesses, keeping existing
businesses and maintaining a high quality of life all depend largely on
the ability to think not just in terms of one community or one county,
but rather in terms of the assets that exist in a particular region,
Murphy said. More here.