Encouraging economic growth in rural communities, Unpacking Wisconsin’s third congressional district race

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A row of corn can be seen in front of a farm.
Corn grows on the side of a road Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Fayette, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

First, we unpack the third congressional district race; the state’s only competitive U.S. House race for the Midterms. Then, a UW-Madison pilot project will help five rural communities in Wisconsin develop economic development strategies to keep pace with their urban counterparts.

Featured in this Show

  • A look at Wisconsin's most competitive House district

    Aggregate polling site FiveThirtyEight lists Wisconsin’s third congressional district as the state’s only competitive U.S. House race for the Midterms. We speak with a La Crosse-based WPR reporter and a local political scientist to break down the details of the upcoming election.

  • Helping rural communities with economic development

    Rural communities often lack the resources to engage in detailed economic development planning that urban areas routinely conduct. We chat with an economics professor at UW-Madison who is assisting with a pilot project to help five rural communities create a development strategy.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Hope Kirwan Guest
  • Anthony Chergosky Guest
  • Steve Deller Guest

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