The Center for Community and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin Extension, creates, applies and transfers multidisciplinary knowledge to help people understand community change and identify opportunities.
CLUE creates learning opportunities for communities to help them make sound land use decisions that result in a sustainable Wisconsin. CLUE inspires individuals and communities to make well-informed land use decisions with confidence.
The ERC leads environmental research and outreach on topics such as best environmental education practices, bioenergy generation and environmental sustainability, communicating about the environment, farm and home environmental management, training for conservation professionals, volunteer water quality monitoring, water program planning and evaluation, watershed education, and youth environmental stewardship education.
LGC provides focus, coordination, and leadership to UW System educational programs supporting local government, and expands the research and knowledge base for local government education.
SBDC promotes entrepreneurial success through business counseling and educational programs developed at the local, regional and statewide level to support Wisconsin small business creation and growth.
SHWEC works with business and community leaders to exploit the economic and environmental benefits of increased efficiency in materials and energy use. This broad area includes recycling and residuals management, energy efficiency and green design, pollution prevention, resource conservation and bioenergy development.
WGNHS conducts earth-science surveys, field studies, and research to provide information on Wisconsin’s natural resources. This data is used to inform decision making, problem solving, planning, management, development, and education.