2/23/17 – Last night, the Dodge County Board of Supervisors passed an Economic Development partnership with Jefferson County. This partnership would provide an opportunity for both counties to work together and share staffing on regional economic development issues. County Administrator James Mielke says this was the last step in the process of getting the partnership going. A motion was made to delay voting on the partnership until the next month’s meeting so some details could be discussed further but that failed on a vote of 8-to-21. The Economic Development partnership went on to pass on a 23-to-6 vote. Mielke says that this partnership will help grow historically weak economic development efforts from the county itself. The goal now is to have the partnership up and running by the end of March.