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Sauk County Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications

Have you ever thought of becoming a Master Gardener?  You’re in luck.  The new course will be start on August 20, 2016.  The course is only offered every two years.  Classes will be held Saturday mornings from 9am to 12pm.  They education component consists of 12 classes held once a week.  Topics include entomology, diseases, […]


Sauk County Institute of Leadership (SCIL) Accepting Applications

The Sauk County Institute of Leadership (SCIL) is accepting applications. SCIL is a nine month leadership development program that targets emerging leaders that live or work in Sauk County. The participants meet once a month from September through May on the second Thursday of each month. The first session is an overnight retreat and the […]

Wisconsin Hospitals Economic Activity Report 2015

Wisconsin Hospitals Generate $26 Billion in Economic Activity

Patients traveling to Wisconsin for care generate well over $3 billion in economic activity, support more than 6,400 hospital jobs Wisconsin hospitals generate $26 billion annually in economic activity and directly employ more than 107,000 people in communities throughout the state, according to a new report released today by the University of Wisconsin/UW Extension and […]


Women Owned Businesses: An Economic Growth Opportunity for Wisconsin?

The surge of women entrepreneurs and business owners in recent decades coupled with the increasing number of women in management has changed the gender composition of business leaders in the U.S. Recent reports by UW-Extension provide a detailed descriptive analysis of women owned and managed businesses, and they outline specific strategy and policy options. The […]


Wisconsin’s Unemployment

When we think about the performance of the Wisconsin economy there are several measures that come to mind. These include changes in employment, number of businesses, income levels and even retail sales and property values. Click here to view a simple fact sheet that describes the different ways unemployment can be measured and what those […]


Sauk County Next Generation Survey Report

Sauk County commissioned a survey designed to gather information that might be used to attract and retain people age 25-35 to live and work in Sauk County.  Over 300 Millennials responded to the survey.  They listed the most desired characteristics of a community to live in and ranked best characteristics of Sauk County. Click below […]