WCA - East Central ITBEC
ITBEC is an acronym for International Trade, Business, and Economic Development Council. The East Central ITBEC (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, and Winnebago Counties) is a regional collaboration working to strength the economic base through tourism and economic development projects. The purpose of the ITBEC is to stimulate and support collaborative efforts within the region and to create a mechanism to identify and formulate regional goals and strategies leading to improvements in tourism and economic development. The individual ITBECs are organized by the Wisconsin Counties Association to: Identify the economic development needs for its region. Develop regional public/private partnerships to expand economic development and employment. Co-sponsor business and marketing seminars. Develop communications and networks with federal, state, local, tribal and other public/private agencies and organizations. Create work groups which focus on the economic development needs for the region with emphasis on exporting. Facilitate political support for regional projects and legislation.