Annual State of Wisconsin's Cities & Villages Report

“The State of Wisconsin’s Cities and Villages” is a combination of data analysis and local government survey information prepared annually for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX).

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2016 State of Wisconsin's Cities & Villages
The 2017 State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report (PDF) 

We're In It Together Wisconsin, 2nd Annual State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report, column by Jerry Deschane, League Executive Director
"Cities and villages in Wisconsin are investing in the future while they recognize that in order to thrive, they need strong schools and plenty of job opportunities. A recent analysis of 2015 spending patterns revealed that, for the second year in a row, municipal spending for development jumped more than 20% compared to the prior year. At the same time, in response to a question about future growth drivers, city & village leaders cited good schools and plentiful job opportunities as the most important factors necessary to attract citizens in the future."

2017 State of Wisconsin Cities and Villages Report (PDF) (PowerPoint)
Presented by Todd Berry, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, at the League's Chief Executives Workshop, August 25, 2017. 

Thanks to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance for sponsoring the report. 

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has additional resources on Wisconsin's fiscal health.