Sep 27, 2011

George Austin joins MadREP to help drive Advance Now project

Excerpted from Wisconsin State Journal
by Judy Newman

“George Austin, who has been a key player in some of Madison’s biggest projects, will help carry out MadREP’s new initiative, Advance Now: Madison Region’s Strategy for Economic Growth.

Austin joins MadREP as director of community outreach. He will head the effort by the eight-county regional economic development group to meet with business and community leaders and see what they think the area should do to bring in new businesses and to help existing companies grow.

Advance Now is a ‘very exciting initiative,’ Austin said. ‘It’s going to result in a detailed economic development plan and a very action-oriented strategy. Given the times we live in, the timing couldn’t be better for such an approach.'”

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