Report: Economic conditions in 22 northern and central counties lags behind others in state

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance found economic conditions in 22 counties, mainly in northern and central parts of the state, significantly lagged behind others in recovering from the 2007-09 recession.
What’s more, those 22 counties have about half the number of young people needed to maintain their workforces. The 12 counties with the strongest economies during 2009-16, in contrast, had a replacement rate of 96 percent.
The group looked at information on jobs, workforce, unemployment, population and home values, finding several factors that affect economic growth. It highlighted three: acces...

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