At any given time, SWWRPC is busy working on a variety of projects to help strengthen Southwestern Wisconsin. Explore the links below to learn more about what we are working on right now.
Description: The CEDS is a useful document that describes the region's economic situation, regional goals and objectives to improve the economy, and notable developments. This document enables our region to access funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Description: Improving transit service efficiency and availability in Southwestern Wisconsin by using technology to build a regional unified and coordinated transit network composed of existing transit providers.
Description: As a designated Economic Development District of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), SWWRPC provides economic development planning and coordination assistance to our counties. At the heart of this work is the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This five-year plan is updated annually by a regional committee of economic development stakeholders and plays a critical role in keeping our counties eligible for and attracting EDA funding into the region.
Description: A partnership with regional business specialists to develop affordable market research tools that support and harvest local businesses.
Description: As a service to our communities and community partners, SWWRPC maintains and makes available a collection of data for cartography and Geographic Information Systems needs. Custom maps and spatial analyses are available through special order.
Description: A three-year planning project dedicated to identifying how we can best position our region for the future.
Description: Wisconsin law NR-135 requires that active (un-reclaimed) areas of a mine site be stabilized and reclaimed to the specifications of the approved non-metallic mine reclamation plan. The SWWRPC administers this program for both Grant and Green counties.
Description: The Platteville Business Incubator offers office, manufacturing, distribution and warehouse space. SWWRPC staff manage the Platteville Business Incubator.
Description: SWWRPC is assisting the City and Town of Platteville to update their joint comprehensive plan, first adopted in 2001.
Description: Project Produce is exploring the feasibility of scaled-up fruit and vegetable production in the Tri-State region. This project will result in a Local Food Prospectus , containing a market feasibility study, a facility needs assessment, and a financial plan.
Description: Created under state law, rail transit commissions oversee preservation, operation, and improvement of freight rail lines. SWWRPC provides land management and administration support to various commissions falling completely or partially within the region.
Description: Providing low-interest loans to local businesses. The Revolving Loan Fund targets job-creating business development and expansion projects that address a regional need or a specific unmet need in our communities. The RLF is intended to provide gap financing to make business loans bankable.
Timeline: As needed
Description: Making places safe & healthy for our students. SWWRPC helps make walking and biking safer throughout southwestern Wisconsin by helping communities create Safe Routes to School Plans. Once a community has this plan in place, they are more likely to receive grant money for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements.
Description: SWTT is a collaboration of transportation providers across our five counties. Every other month SWTT meets to discuss its current transportation goals and activities.
Description: SWWRPC serves as the regional transportation planning agency, recognized by the U.S. and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation. SWWRPC provides local transportation planning assistance and coordinates with state and federal departments on regional transportation initiatives.