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SEP 26, 2019: Business Education Session - Tomorrow's Workforce: Attracting and Growing Talent

We are pleased to announce a new series of education sessions for 2019, presented by Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium and Thrive Economic Development. These sessions will cover an array of topics, all with an economic development focus. Details for our upcoming session are below. We hope you can join us.

Tomorrow’s Workforce: Attracting and Growing Talent

Speaker: Matt Kirchner, LAB Midwest

September 26, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

These sessions will be held in Rooms 8 & 9 at the UW Extension/Workforce Development Building, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549. Directions here.

No registration required, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Room capacity – 75.

More details and speaker bio to come!

OCT 8, 2019: ThriveED Annual Meeting, Featuring Dr. Bill Mitchell of Foxconn




To remain competitive, today’s manufacturers must be agile and nimble, demonstrating creativity and innovation to address labor shortages and other challenges.

Whether you work in manufacturing or not, the industry’s reach is broad, especially here in the Jefferson and Dodge County region. Growth in manufacturing spurs job creation and investment in other industries, impacting the overall economic health of our communities. Continue the conversation on October 8 at the 2019 ThriveED Annual Meeting & Presentation. Tickets are $20 for this event and include a full buffet breakfast. Register using the form below or email

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