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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Future Wisconsin Economic Summit Wednesday

The Future Wisconsin Project – Setting Wisconsin’s Course for the next 20 Years
Business, Education and Government Develop Long-Term Strategic Vision
Governor Walker to Make Address  
MILWAUKEE – WMC, the state’s chamber of commerce, is teaming up with higher education and economic development experts to launch a long-term strategic economic vision for the state of Wisconsin on Wednesday in Milwaukee.
“Our state needs a long-term vision and consistency in our economic direction,” said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President/CEO. “I think the partnership of business leaders, academia and workforce and economic development experts will help set the course for long-term prosperity.”
The Future Wisconsin Project is an initiative led by WMC in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Technical College System, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
All media are invited to attend.  
Contact:  WMC Foundation President Jim Morgan, 608.235.6660 (cell)
WHERE:  Wisconsin Center, Ballroom C, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
DATE:  8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Wed. Dec. 3
8:00 a.m.
Dan Ariens, Chairman/CEO Ariens Company, will offer opening remarks, prior to a series of WISCONversations about the future of our state with leading experts on demographic trends, metrics, entrepreneurship and branding.
Futurist Kenneth Gronbach, author of The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm, will discuss the demographic trends. Global project selector J. Michael Mullis will discuss how Wisconsin compares to other states.
Wes Schroll, creator of Fetch Rewards, will discuss entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. And, branding expert Marsha Lindsay will discuss the state’s image.
1:00 p.m.    
Attendees prioritize potential initiatives.
2:30 p.m.  
Gov. Scott Walker will address the state’s long-term future.
3:30 p.m.
The state partners will reveal their commitments.
4:15 p.m.  
Next steps will be revealed.





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