The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) , based in Wisconsin, recently published its fourth annual analysis of our state’s poverty rate. The IRP created a Wisconsin-specific poverty measure to more completely reflect Wisconsin’s needs and resources. Click here to view the report.
For up-to-date information on local economic indicators, click here to visit the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce's site for data on construction, transportation, utility usage and the labor force, industry-specific data, the consumer price index and other statistics.
Thank you for visiting the Poverty Information Page. The idea for this page came from a Brown County United Way Community Summit held on December 12, 2008, the topic of which was women and children in poverty. Event attendees expressed the need for a local, central repository for poverty information, so that the community could more easily access data about poverty and its far-reaching effects on individuals, families and society as a whole.
Below are links to resources, statistics and research, information on selected education tools and poverty-related local events, and a link summarizing feedback on the issue of poverty in Brown County gathered from the Poverty Summit.
For those seeking services, the best source of information is our online 2-1-1 database, which contains detailed information on thousands of Brown County programs. To speak with a call center specialist directly, dial 2-1-1 from your telephone 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
To provide feedback on this page and/or suggestions on information to add to it, contact Sarah Inman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources: Reference guides to local services
Statistics: National, state and local data, locally-produced reports
Research: Commissioned studies and briefs about the impacts of poverty
Education Tools: Poverty-related book lists, videos, etc.
Poverty Summit Feedback: Compilation of attendees' opinions about poverty in Brown County
Events: Poverty simulations, community reads, etc