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1.3 Local Workforce Development Areas (WDA) and Planning Regions | 1.3.5 Development of Regions



1.3.5 Development of Regions1

Effective date: July 1, 2020

WIOA requires that the state identify regions.2 The purpose of identifying regions is to align workforce development activities and resources with larger regional economic development areas and available resources to provide coordinated and efficient services to both job seekers and employers.3

1.3.5.1 Wisconsin's Planning Regions

Wisconsin has identified two planning regions based on alignment with its economic development regions and local labor market information, including commuting patterns between counties, shared labor force, and various other economic factors. These regions are: