Since 2006, WAGET and its predecessors have worked to motivate American and Chinese students through campfire diplomacy; organize cultural and environmental exchanges in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin; host sister-state youth experiences and performances; connect teachers, coaches and students for athletic competition; introduce new ideas and innovations to agriculture and industry; challenge governments, organizations and citizens to pursue new leadership goals, including representatives from all over the US, China, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, and Germany.
On October 24, WAGET sponsored a Navigating the New Economyat the University of Wisconsin campus in Richland Center. Program presenters, pictured left to right: Mark Lange, executive director, UW-Extension Division for Business and Entrepreneurship; Will Cronin, community resource development educator, UW-Extension, Richland Center; Cathy Sandeen, chancellor, UW Colleges and Extension; Jeff Mayers, president, WisPolitics.com and WisBusiness.com; John Koskinen, chief economist, Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
Today students studying business at Concordia University – Wisconsin visited Eleven25 at Pabst in Milwaukee. They met with Michael Kelly, the Executive Vice President of Blue Ribbon Management (center). Kelly explained raising capital through the EB5 federal government program and investing it in US real estate projects such as Eleven25 at Pabst. He also described other projects in The Brewery district of Milwaukee, a development that is adjacent to the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The students were accompanied by their instructor, Charlotte Shih, third from right.