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Staff Paper No. 555 - Abstract

The Economics of Water Dependent Industries in Portage County

Jennifer Stewart [jennifer.stewart@ces.uwex.edu]
Steven Deller [scdeller@wisc.edu]
Ken Schroeder

Staff Paper No. 555, November 2010, 27p.


Using a participatory research design structure we examine (1) historical trends, (2) economic clusters, and (3) the economic contribution of water dependent industries on Portage County, Wisconsin. A research team composed of nine members of the community along, with the authors of this study, processed a vast range of economic data with the intent of identifying and discussing key pieces of economic information. In the end, water dependent industries in Portage County accounted for about one-quarter of the economic activity in the County.
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