WEDC's Self-Reported Job Impact by Region of the State

As released in Citizen Action's report - "UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT: WEDC's Claimed Jobs Impact Leaves Many Areas of Wisconsin Behind" - shows a stark contrast in Scott Walker's economic develop agency WEDC between impacted jobs in different economic regions of the state. The major overview:

  • In the suburban and politically conservative counties of Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee, WEDC claims to have impacted 13,656 jobs. Conversely, Milwaukee County only has 5,771 jobs projected by WEDC, or under 30% of the total projected for the 4 county region.
  • The per capita disparity in jobs projected by WEDC between Waukesha and Milwaukee counties is even more striking. There is 1 job allegedly impacted for every 166 Milwaukee County residents, while in Waukesha county 1 job is allegedly impacted for every 36 residents.

Figure 4: Jobs Projected by County, Greater Milwaukee. 2012 - present

Greater Milwaukee Counties

Projected jobs, 2012 - 2014

population 2012

Milwaukee

5,771

955,205

Waukesha

10,957

392,292

Washington

2,075

132,661

Ozaukee

624

86,823

 

Percent of total region: projected jobs

Percent of total regional: population

% Milwaukee

29.7%

61%

% Wauk/Wash/Oz

70.3%

39%

 

Figure 7: Economic Regions ranked by population size per 1 job impacted

Regions

Population, 2012

2012-Present Job Impact by Region

Population size per 1 job impacted

1. Southeast minus Milwaukee County1

1,075,871

19,996

53.80

2. Northeast2

1,235,762

20,099

61.48

3. Southeast3

2,027,186

25,767

78.67

4. Madison Region4

972,685

11,294

86.12

5. La Crosse Region5

281,102

3,051

92.13

6. Northern6

86,363

820

105.32

7. Northwest7

163,715

1,350

121.27

8. Southwest8

139,732

1,142

122.36

9. Eau Claire Region9

479,326

3,757

127.58

10. Milwaukee County10

951,315

5,771

164.844

11. Central11

329,460

866

380.44

1 - “Milwaukee 7” economic development organization (EDO) definition minus Milwaukee county

2- “New North” EDO - consists of Florence, Marinette, Oconto, Menomonee, Shawano, Outagamie, Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Calumet, Sheboygan, Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Waushara, Waupaca, Green Lake and Marquette

3- “Milwaukee 7” EDO - consists of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth & Kenosha counties

4  - “Madison Region Economic Partnership” EDO - consists of Dane, Iowa, Rock, Jefferson, Columbia, Sauk & Dodge counties

5 - “7 Rivers Alliance” EDO - consists of Buffalo, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau & Vernon counties

6 - “Grow North” EDO - consists of Forest, Langlade, Oneida & Vilas counties

7 - “Visions Northwest” EDO - consists of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, Taylor & Washburn counties

8 - “Prosperity Southwest” EDO - consists of Crawford, Grant, Green, Lafayette & Richland counties

9- “Momentum West” EDO - consists of Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk & St Croix counties

10 - Milwaukee County alone to show contrast with rest of overarching EDO

11 - Centergy EDO - consists of Adams, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage & Wood counties

 

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