Marathon County’s LIFE Report

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This week we look at the findings of the Marathon County LIFE Report, a biannual examination of the good and the bad, the positives and the negatives, and the opportunities and challenges of life in central Wisconsin. The report highlighted a vibrant local economy that has been hit hard by recent plant closings, and a community dealing with challenges posed by poverty, alcohol abuse, and early childhood development. Our guests this week are: Jeff Zriny, President and CEO of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Sargent, the Executive Director of North Central Community Action Program; and Julie Burmesch, Coordinator of the Wausau School District Pre-Kindergarten Programs. The show will also discuss an effort to market the region with a new campaign called “Central Wisconsin Time”, and will look at similar community reports being compiled for Portage County and Wood County.