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Economic Impact Study

This 2018 economic impact study shows a 23:1 return on investment for every dollar invested by the State of Wisconsin.

Economic Impact Study 2018

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Economic Development Contacts at UW System

Institution Name Phone Number Email
UW-Eau Claire Dr. Mike Carney
Assistant Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships and Program Development
(715) 836-4353 carneymj@uwec.edu
UW-Green Bay Jess Lambrecht
Executive Officer, Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement
(920) 465-2222 lambreje@uwgb.edu
UW-La Crosse Lisa Klein (608) 785-8153 lklein@uwlax.edu
UW-Madison Chris Kozina
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Industry Engagement
(414) 324-8114 ckozina@wisc.edu
UW-Milwaukee Brian Thompson
President, UWM Research Foundation
(414) 906-4653 briant@uwmfdn.org
UW-Oshkosh Bob Roberts
Vice Chancellor of University Affairs
(920) 424-1234 robertrw@uwosh.edu
UW-Parkside vacant
UW-Platteville Craig Beytien
Executive Director of Corporate Relations
(608) 342-1970 beytienc@uwplatt.edu
UW-River Falls Beth Schommer
Chief of Staff
(715) 425-0662 schommer@uwrf.edu
UW-Stevens Point Jenny Resch
Executive Director for Economic Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
(715) 346-3211 jresch@uwsp.edu
UW-Stout Seth Hudson
Executive Director of Corporate Relations and Economic Engagement
(715) 232-5024 hudsons@uwstout.edu
UW-Superior Jenice Meyer
Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Senior Officer
(715) 394-8332 jmeyer@uwsuper.edu
UW-Whitewater John Chenoweth, Provost chenowej@uww.edu
UW System Administration Bon Wikenheiser
Executive Director, Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship
(701) 426-0049 bon.wikenheiser@business.wisconsin.edu

Contact Us

For questions related to this office or for assistance in connecting with any of the institutional representatives, please reach out to:

Idella Kangas
Director for Economic and Employer Engagement
Office of University Relations


(608) 263-3315