Rural Development

CARES Planning Survey Report, 2012 (1/January 2013)document

This survey was developed to gather participants' need for/interest in resources to help parents understand and guide their children through their developmental stages from birth to 18 years of age.  The survey also gathered information on challenges facing families as they raise their children and parents' preferred means of accessing information about their children's development.

Product Stewardship Survey Report (11/May 2012)document

This survey was developed by the University of Wisconsin Extension Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC) and the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) to gather opinions about product stewardship issues from people involved in recycling and solid waste management in Wisconsin.  The Survey Research Center sent email invitations to 1,017 contact persons for "responsible units" under the State recycling law.

West CAP Community Needs Surveydocument (9/April 2010)

The 2010 West CAP Community Needs Survey was designed to provide West CAP with an in-depth understanding of household needs in the communities they serve.

Western Wisconsin Renewable Energy Survey Reportdocument (12/June 2008)

The motivation for this study was to obtain increased knowledge of actual and potential demand for green power in western Wisconsin. The survey was designed to determine current demand for energy coming from renewable sources and anticipated future demand for energy from such sources among key public organizations in western Wisconsin.

Sun Prairie Business Improvement District Consumer and Business & Property Owner Surveys: Combined Reportdocument (15/2007)document

This study had two primary purposes. The first purpose was to gather information about the shopping patterns and preferences among adult residents ("consumers") in the Sun Prairie area, particularly in regard to the downtown business district. The second purpose was to gather information from Sun Prairie downtown business and property owners regarding downtown issues. The study was sponsored by the Sun Prairie Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), which chose to work with the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Non-Resident Property Owners and their Impact on Sawyer County Businessesdocument, 2007 (12/2007)

Although Sawyer County has long been a destination for tourists and those hoping to escape urban environments, the landscape has been steadily changing from a resort vacation economy to a second home based economy. As many of the traditional census based datasets only measure the activities of permanent residents, information about the patterns and preferences of second home owners has been mostly anecdotal. The 2000 census shows that 48.5 percent of Sawyer County housing units are classified as "for seasonal, recreational, occasional use". This study attempts to find out more about these households by looking at the important factors leading to property purchase in Sawyer County, the intensity with which non-resident owners use their properties, and this population's overall purchasing preferences. It is hoped that Sawyer County businesses can use the information contained in this report to increase their sales by better serving the emerging and growing needs of the second home customer.

West Cap Community Needs Survey Reportdocument (9/August 2007)

The West CAP Community Needs Survey was designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the nature and prevalence of challenges facing lower-income households in Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties. The study was funded by the Otto Bremer Foundation.

City of Baraboo River Corridor Redevelopment Survey Reportdocument (8/June 2007)

The City of Baraboo River Corridor Redevelopment Survey was designed to gather baseline information that would help the City of Baraboo assess the impact of the river corridor redevelopment project funded by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. It is anticipated that a follow-up survey will be conducted in approximately five years.

Employment Impacts of the Kansas City Chiefs' 2006 Summer Campdocument (2/January 2007)

The Survey Research Center conducted interviews with campus employees, collected data from selected campus offices, and surveyed local tourism related businesses about the employment impacts of the Kansas City Chiefs' 2006 Summer Camp.

St. Croix Business Services Surveydocument (1/January 2006)

In October of 2005, larger businesses of St. Croix County, Wisconsin received surveys that requested information about business services practices.

St. Croix Tourism Campaigndocument (May/2005)

This is an annual survey done for the St. Croix River Valley Regional Tourism Alliance. SRC staff called hotels and motels in the area to determine the effect of the "Celebrate Winter on the Sparkling St. Croix Tourism Campaign" used to promote more tourism activity in the St. Croix River Valley.

The Wisconsin Ideadocument (5/April 2005)

A working paper drafted by David Trechter discussing the condition of the Wisconsin Idea today and the challenges that must be addressed if it is to remain a defining characteristic of the state's culture.