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Meet Jake, Our New Business Development Specialist

Jacob Haupt recently joined the Western Dairyland Business Center as a Business Development Specialist who will provide services to individuals interested in starting, expanding and improving small businesses in the Eau Claire area. Services include technical assistance and training in all aspects of business including business plan development, feasibility studies, marketing, management, and securing financing.

Jacob is 2011 graduate of the University Wisconsin-La Crosse where he earned Bachelor of Science in both Political Science and Public Administration. Jacob continued his education by attending graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning two degrees. In 2014 he received a Master of Public Administration and Master of Urban Planning with honors. Jacob brings a wide variety of skills to Western Dairyland including experience in urban planning, local government, public administration, government procurement, and research. Mr. Haupt is also a proud lifetime member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.

Jacob will work to further the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency's mission to alleviate poverty-related conditions by working with historically underserved populations, including women, minorities, veterans, disabled and low-income individuals interested in starting, expanding or improving small businesses and obtain economic self-sufficiency. Work is accomplished through the activities of the Western Dairyland Business Center and the Western Dairyland Women's Business Center, which conduct large group business trainings, facilitate monthly business networking events, provide one-on-one business counseling and host the annual Women's Business Conference.

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