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Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard presented "Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda"
to the UW System Board of Regents Business, Finance, and Audit Committee on Thursday, April 6.
The board held its April 2006 meetings on the UW-Green Bay campus.



Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda

What the Growth Agenda Means for UWGB

What is driving the Agenda?

The Growth Agenda...Why Now?

UW-Green Bay Today

It's About Our Region's Future

A Region in Economic Transition

Northeastern Wisconsin: A Rising Economic Star for Wisconsin

Region in Demographic Transition

Diversity Plan 2008
Phuture Phoenix

Looking Even Deeper: Who succeeds at UWGB?

UWGB...A University in Demand

Connecting Learning to Life..."A Unique Education"

What is Happening at UWGB?

How will UWGB Grow?

Public Higher Education,
Private Higher Education,
K-12, Private Sector

Why Talk Growth Now?

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Powerpoint slide: Region in demographic transition.
  Look first at Wisconsin. Some growth.

Now consider Brown County.

We grew at almost twice the rate of the State as a whole during the last decade, trends that are projected to continue.

Where did that growth occur? The numbers tell the story for the state as a whole: our future is inextricably connected to reaping the benefits of increasing diversity.

And, look at the story for Brown County. It’s doubly, triply, quadruply, quintuply so.

This is a an enormous “brain gain” opportunity if we have the will to make it so.

Numbers don’t tell the whole story. Education and the private sector have long been on board. Tomorrow we will put in front of you a diversity statement signed by 400 private sector leaders and recently published in our local paper. Unfortunately, though, a minority of our elected officials had been more comfortable fighting the battles of the past instead of building brighter futures. That dramatically changed Tuesday. I am proud to report that, Tuesday, Green Bay elected to its county and city governing boards, its first African American and its first Native American along with, I might add, a UWGB student.
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