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Research 01/24/2021

The COVID Economy: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Despite the largest federal stimulus package in history, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been significant. A new report from Forward Analytics, The COVID Economy: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, examines the economic damage wrought by the pandemic in Wisconsin from March through November 2020. “Wisconsin, like the rest of our nation, has been battered from…

Research 11/10/2020

Broadband in Rural Wisconsin: Identifying Gaps, Highlighting Successes

While broadband is nearly universal in Wisconsin cities and villages, there are major disparities in the rural parts of the state, according to a new Forward Analytics report, Broadband in Rural Wisconsin: Identifying Gaps, Highlighting Successes. “Without a doubt broadband access in all corners of our state is crucial for the success of Wisconsin. Over the past two decades,…

Research 07/22/2020

COVID-19 Data by County

The Covid-19 virus has been the story of 2020. How is Wisconsin doing? How are the 72 counties faring in controlling the virus? An interactive visualization created by Forward Analytics has the answers. View the Forward Analytics COVID-19 Data Tool here

Research 07/22/2020

The Green Book, A Book of County Facts, 3rd Edition

Forward Analytics, the research division of the Wisconsin Counties Association, has released the 3rd Edition of The Green Book, A Book of County Facts. This fact book provides a wide range of information on county government structure, county population and economies, county finances, development, veterans and school-age populations. “Counties are performing critical functions on behalf of the state and…

Research 06/15/2020

Economic Activity in a Pandemic: Wisconsin Taxable Sales in March & April

A new report by Forward Analytics, Economic Activity During a Pandemic: Wisconsin Taxable Sales in March & April, shows the varying impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our state’s economy. See the full report here. According to recently released data from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, taxable sales in Wisconsin declined 10.5% in March and April compared to…