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“We enlisted the assistance of Mike Mathews back in 2008 to help us identify and map an implementation plan as to how we could increase the occupancy of our business and manufacturing incubator that was dedicated in December 2005. Mike very quickly responded to our needs and delivered an implementation plan that was approved by our managing board with very positive results.”

— Barb LaMue
Vice President of Economic and Community Development
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

“Through Mike’s connections and expertise, we are creating a more efficient entrepreneurial and small business ecosystem. His insights are enabling our team to capitalize on emerging opportunities; to leverage organizational capacities; and to deploy resources in a more strategic manner. Regardless of project size or scope, I can always count on Mike’s professionalism and his can-do approach.”

—James Otterstein
Economic Development Manager
Rock County Development Agency

“Mike Mathews is a leading expert in Wisconsin on economic development, business incubators and multi-tenant commercial facilities. Having worked alongside Mike for over 20 years, I have witnessed his ability to work with stakeholders, assess market needs and feasibility, and manage facilities for economic success and community impact. These have included one of the largest-the UW Research Park’s Innovation Center, and the smaller TEC Center, which utilized a creative public-private partnership between MATC and a private developer. Mike knows the business!”

— Frank Staniszewski
Madison Development Corporation

“I have had the opportunity to work with Mike Mathews and Economic Growth Advisors in the development of economic and community development strategies over the past twenty years. Mike has conducted feasibility analysis for business incubators, has facilitated strategic planning sessions and has developed industry cluster strategies for our community. Mike has a high degree of integrity and has an innate ability to lead a diverse group of stakeholders through a process to common agreement. His knowledge and experience in the economic development industry combined with outstanding results always makes me feel comfortable when recommending his services to other colleagues. I would highly recommend Economic Growth Advisors services.  ”

— Rob Kleman
Senior Vice President of Economic Development
Economic Development Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

"Mike lead a highly effective, innovative market analysis study on Information Technology Talent in northeast Wisconsin. Through a collaborative model of business roundtable discussions and a quantitative survey, the 18 county region was provided a clear view of the need for IT talent and its potential $200 million economic impact. Recommendations from the study have been enthusiastically supported and the region is united toward building a robust, dynamic IT Talent Pipeline across industry sectors. Thank you Mike!"

Linda Bartelt
Executive Director
Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA)