Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CST
Light Snow
Temperature
26°F
Dew Point
24°F
Humidity
92%
Wind
WNW at 16 mph
Barometer
29.56 in. F
Visibility
1.25 mi.
Sunrise
07:03 a.m.
Sunset
04:23 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will remain steady at 27 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 15 miles per hour from the northwest. Expect snow accumulation of less than one inch.
7-Day Forecast
Monday
27°F / 24°F
Snow
Tuesday
26°F / 16°F
Sunny
Wednesday
35°F / 13°F
Snow
Thursday
17°F / 4°F
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
29°F / 12°F
Snow
Saturday
35°F / 21°F
Light Rain/Snow
Sunday
21°F / 8°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CST
Monday...Temperatures will range from a high of 27 to a low of 24 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 11 and 16 miles per hour from the northwest. 1.60 inches of snow are expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 26 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 12 miles per hour from the northwest. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is predicted.
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 26 to a low of 16 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will range between 10 and 14 miles per hour from the southsoutheast. No precipitation is expected.

New office strengthens

DNR's role with businesses

Nov. 15, 2012 | 0 comments

A commentary by Cathy Stepp, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Wisconsin is taking bold actions in order to out-compete states across the country in the pursuit of economic development, job creation and attraction of new businesses.

These efforts will not sacrifice environmental protection, but by working together up-front we should see better environmental outcomes.

What will ultimately differentiate Wisconsin from other states, and differentiate Wisconsin businesses from other competitors, will be the partnership between our private and public sectors, the time sensitive coordination with state government and the extent of innovative programs that can adapt to very diverse business needs.

In my first 21 months as DNR Secretary, I have come to realize even more how critical a role the department plays in creating a stable, sustainable business climate.

What started with Governor Walker's creation of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is being strengthened by creation of the Office of Business Support and Sustainability (OBSS) within the DNR.

This new office will focus on 10 of our most important business sectors, where working relationships between DNR and the sector can build value - both for the environment and the economy.

For each sector we will designate one key staff person as a point of contact within DNR.

Sector teams within DNR will be charged to provide specialized support for their respective sectors - to walk in the shoes of those businesses, listen to business needs and understand sector trends.

I expect these teams to produce business value and environmental results. I will be listening closely to citizens and businesses alike to hear if we are meeting this goal.

Among the United States, Wisconsin has the most potent set of regulator innovation tools for building profitability and competitive advantage.

Our Office of Business Support and Sustainability has been created to capitalize on those tools, and has been positioned to work even more effectively with partners.

Through Wisconsin's Green Tier Law, companies have gained access to new markets, strengthened relationships with customers, expedited permitting processes, accessed cost saving technologies and reduced material costs.

Executive Order 69 from Gov. Walker set the stage for OBSS to work with businesses and amongst all DNR programs to get more participation and value from this nationally recognized program.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council are also key partners with this new office.

We are not aware of any other state that has the same level of regulatory flexibility, skill development, peer recognition and level of coordination between those partners as does Wisconsin.

This new office will provide a framework within DNR to ensure the right resources are allocated to do our part for business development.

We will make sure that the needs of new and growing businesses are addressed and that broad needs for the business sectors are met.

Lastly, we will share sustainable practices and work with partners to assure that the competitive advantages from sustainability are accessible and achievable.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is poised to do its part in Wisconsin's economic recovery. We want to prove that economic vitality and environmental protection can occur hand-in-hand in this great state.

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