News Release

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College will be hosting a national economic development telecast on Monday, Sept. 26. This free event will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 203 of the Coleman Center, 304 6th St. N., La Crosse, and is open to the public.

The telecast will feature members of the Strengthening America’s Communities Advisory Committee. They will discuss the Committee’s recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce on the planning and implementation of the Administration’s Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative (SACI).

The SACI is intended to update and improve the delivery mechanism for federal economic and community development resources that regions receive today. The overarching premise of the Advisory Committee’s report is that globalization has fundamentally changed the American economy. The economic health of our Nation is now dependent upon the competitiveness of the country’s regions. Despite these economic changes, our Nation needs to assure that policies, organizational structures, and investment strategies meet the needs of the global economy of the 21st century. Building a new system of federal economic and community development is important and should include the investment of its resources in the strengthening of regions and their communities.

Following the telecast, there will be time for discussion and comments from local participants.

For more information on the telecast, call Colleen Clark at 608.785.9232 or visit