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ReBAR helps business remain strong
Expertise, equipment facilities, and training will now be easier
for regional business to locate and use through the Regional
Business Assistance Resource (ReBAR) directory.
Part of an ongoing effort by the West Central Wisconsin Regional Education
Consortium to promote regional growth in business and industry, ReBAR provides
seamless access to all the outreach capabilities of UW-Barron County, Chippewa
Valley Technical College, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and Wisconsin
Indianhead Technical College. Made possible through an EDvantage Grant from
UW-Extension, the ReBAR directory contains more than 1,000 listings from all
partner institutions in the following categories:
- Specialized Equipment
- Meeting Rooms and Labs
- Programs and Services
The directory is searchable by information category, subject area, and
institution. It can be accessed at
"The ReBAR directory provides an excellent portal to information on programs,
services and facilities available to the public at area universities and
technical colleges," said Linda Clark, Xcel Energy manager for economic
development and community services. "What used to be a lengthy and difficult
search process involving many phone calls, e-mails and Web site visits will now
take just minutes."
Representatives from the six partner institutions began work on the
development of the directory in September 2006.
As WITC’s representative, Susan Yohnk-Lockwood conducted an extensive inventory of outreach programs and services available through WITC.
"The ReBAR directory represents a continuously expanding strategic tool for
regional business to access and benefit," said grant author and UW-Eau Claire
continuing education director George Kroeninger. "The resources and supports
showcased within the directory will enhance business development in our region
and help create a strong foundation for future economic growth."