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BE BOLD 4: Workforce Recruitment and Retention

At the end of November 2019, CWI hosted a day-long Action Accelerator for more than 100 business executives and workforce, economic and community development experts from across the state at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. As a part of the Accelerator we asked more than 30 individuals to share their assessment of how their field of expertise, place of business and/or community was being affected by workforce shortages. Please find below, excerpts from some of their interviews.

Workforce Housing
Dr. Kurt Paulsen
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison


K-12 Education
Mr. Jim Rickabaugh 
Sr. Advisor, Institute for Personalized Learning

Health Care
Mr. Tim Size
President and CEO, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Local Government
Mr. Chris Holman 
County Executive, Portage County

Mr. Paul Farrow
County Executive, Waukesha County

Mr. Dan Smith
President & CEO, Cooperative Network

Mr. Tim Sullivan 
former President & CEO, REV Group

Mr. Austin Ramirez
President & CEO, HUSCO International


Workforce Development
Ms. Laura Catherman
WOW Workforce Development Board

Technical Education
Ms. Patti Balacek
Regional Director, Workforce Development, Western Technical College

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