By Brandon Bockrath
By Alyssa McClain
The region in Wisconsin and Illinois, also called the State of Ingenuity (SOI) Region, took a hit in 2008 with the flooding of the Rock River that summer. This region includes Walworth, Rock, Kenosha, Racine, Winnebago, and Boone Counties. These counties that surround the Rock River took an economic hit which effected businesses in this region. The State of Ingenuity was created with help from the Economic Development Administration in 2010 in efforts to develop new industry, grow and strengthen businesses, and create jobs in this region. The State of Ingenuity helps start and build businesses by providing marketing, prototyping, expertise, connections, business analysis, and much more.
The State of Ingenuity needed a way to display the businesses in this region to make this area more desirable for growth in population and economy. We were able to successfully display the regional assets including services, restaurants, and shopping centers, and the business demographics to show changes in business over the past few years. Below are links to maps for the region.
These directions will be the same with an already existing post or when creating a new post.
Either open up a post you have created, or create your post. After that follow these steps:
- On the bottom right side of your posting page, Under the Featured Image heading in the right column there is an option to “Set Featured Image”.
- You can upload an image from your computer, URL or media library.
- It doesn’t matter what the alignment is, I used left alignment and a medium size icon.
- After all these settings are correct, make sure to click “Set as Featured Image” next to “Insert into Post”.
- After that you can exit out of the editing box and this will be your final result. This is what it looks like on your post page while it is still editable. Again this can be found in the bottom right corner of your post page in the right-hand column.
- Then you can click “Publish” if you have not already or “Update” if you post was already created.
- Once it has been published, you have the choice to preview your post. A little yellow bar across the top of your screen will pop up, you can click there or “Preview Changes” above the blue “Update” button, which used to read “Publish”.
- Then this is what your final blog post will look like under the Blog page on your website: