Wisconsin has four of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas—Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis—which alone account for 42 percent of the state’s population, 46 percent of the state’s jobs, and 50 percent of the state’s gross domestic product (GDP).
All 15 of Wisconsin’s metros constitute 72 percent of the state’s population, 77 percent of the state’s jobs, and 80 percent of the state’s GDP.
Renewable Energy Summit
Many factors affecting the cost of government are outside the control of administrators and elected officials. Enery usage, however, is one area where cost savings are within the control of managers.
The Local Government Institute is working with the Office of Energy Independence (OEI), U.W. Extension, and the Energy Center of Wisconsin to understand ways local government can better plan how energy is used. In January 2009, OEI awarded 10 grants to 23 units of government to prepare energy plans to guide each of the local government units achieve energy independence goals.
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Best Practices in Local Government: Efficiency, Service Delivery and Regional Collaboration
Local governments across Wisconsin have been innovators in finding ways to improve administrative efficiency, reduce costs while improving service quality and working together with other governmental units within a region. We are using this page to collect examples of some of the best practices in Wisconsin.
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