Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

City
County
Town
Village
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County

Winnebago

 

Region

Northeastern

 

Type of Agreement

No Formal Agreement - Informal Only

 

Implementation and Incubation

 
Metro Marketing was launched in 1985 after the Fox Cities Chamber and several area communities teamed up to fund a study to identify desirable target industries. The collaboration worked so well that they decided to pool their resources to recruit specific industries identified in the report.
Since its inception, the organization has successfully unified the Fox Cities' communities for the purpose of economic development. In 1999, the membership decided to change the name to better reflect the organization's purpose.
 
August 2002 - no formal membership contract, only loose bylaws Members are expected to provide information to support the organization and a representative to attend meetings; representative, in most cases, is head of municipality's planning or economic development organization, or chamber of commerce Revenues in the form of dues, interest income, and private grants to support the organization

Mission - Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP) is a business attraction organization comprised of the municipalities, organizations and utilities interested in the economic growth of the Fox Cities area. Its mission, along with that of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is to foster the Fox Cities' economic development by creating and implementing marketing programs that promote the area as an attractive location for business and industry.

 

Factors Involved

 

 

Benefits

  • Economic and business development efforts
  • Marketing - organization provides a list of available business and industrial park parcels
  • Provides labor market and relocation information
  • Attracts grants

 

Results

  • Economic and business development efforts
  • Marketing - organization provides a list of available business and industrial park parcels Provides labor market and relocation information
  • Attract grants - received a grant from the Walmart Foundation and from SBC Ameritech for website improvements Membership dues collected based on population
  • Major FCEDP expenditure is contract for services with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Project Contact

Greg Keil, City of Menasha Community Development Director
Mark Rohloff, Oshkosh City Administrator
Dave Muench, Outagamie County Community Resource Development Educator
Mark Hendrick, Outagamie County Planning Department

 

Contact

Greg Keil, City of Menasha Community Development Director
Mark Rohloff, Town of Grand Chute Administrator
Dave Muench, Outagamie County Community Resource Development Educator
Mark Hendrick, Outagamie County Planning Department

 

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Agreement

 
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