Saturday, June 18, 2011

Project 365 Continues to Expand its Reach and Influence (City of Sun Prairie Office of Economic Development)

Project 365 Now on Facebook and Twitter

In response to a growing interest in social media from local residents and businesses, Sun Prairie's Economic Development News Blog and Project 365 will now be accessible via Twitter and Facebook. Links to daily blog posts will be published on both social media sites. This will allow for even wider and faster access to news posts, including updates to the 151-Main St. Interchange construction project. These can be accessed at:

City of Sun Prairie's Project 365 on Facebook

Project 365 SP on Twitter (@SunPrairie365)

Other Sources for Project 365

The Project 365 blog feed is now carried by the following social media outlets:

The Star on Facebook
Sun Prairie Star Twitter
Ken Harwood's Wisconsin Development News
Neil Stechschulte's Profile on (for connections only)
Neil Stechschulte's Profile on

National and Local Interest

Economic Development Director Neil Stechschulte has presented on Project 365 in two national webinars with Frontier Communications and GIS Planning (click here for the presentation). The Wisconsin State Journal featured Stechschulte and Project 365 as a part of their Executive Q&A. He has also spoken to multiple local businesses and organizations about the project and how they can participate. Project 365 is regularly being discussed and cited by economic development professionals around the country as a model application of blogging for economic development. Examples: See Strengthening Brand America's article titled "Make up Your Own Mind on the Role of Social Media," and the Economic Development Professionals group on LinkedIn: "How Important is it for an EDO to Have a Blog?"

Project 365 Approaches Half Way Point

Watch for an update of blog traffic statistics from Google Analytics on or around July 1st. It is also anticipated that July will feature stories and profiles on business park companies and other major employers.

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