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Shawano County Economic Progress Inc.
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Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc.
Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. (SCEPI) has been providing assistance to businesses and organizations since it was incorporated in 1987. SCEPI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting economic vitality throughout Shawano County by acting as a technical resource and facilitator for our communities, businesses and organizations.
Learn how SCEPI has assisted in Shawano County’s economic vitality and quality of life.
Peter Thillman, Chief Economic Development Officer, Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. (SCEPI), has announced the completion of an economic impact analysis of Shawano Lake. Dr. Marianne Johnson, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, College of Business, UW-Oshkosh and the students in the Public Sector Economics class conducted the study.
The purpose of the Housing market Study is to help the County better understand its housing market and the housing in its communities, including the Villages of Bonduel, Tigerton, and Wittenberg, the City of Shawano, and the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians. This study examines the existing balance between housing demand and supply by analyzing data, talking to housing experts, and understanding local residents’ experiences. Based on this examination, gaps in the number, type, and price point of housing units in Shawano County are indicated. To close these gaps and improve housing options in the County and its communities, this study lays out a toolbox of targeted strategies.
Affordable high speed Internet is essential to the future growth and prosperity of Shawano County. Over the past twenty years, Internet access has evolved from a luxury to a necessity. School students need Internet access to complete homework and to study. Online shopping can save energy and make it easier for the elderly and homebound to obtain the needs of every day life. Telemedicine and telehealth services and applications is revolutionizing health care, reducing costs, and allowing older citizens to live independently longer.
More and more workers and business people are working from home, either on a part time or a full time basis, and the Covid crisis has highlighted the critical need for reliable high performance Internet service for work, learning, and access to health services. New work from home job opportunities are growing rapidly, but most of those jobs require reliable, symmetric Internet service to qualify.