Subject: 03.31.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Inc. would like to thank Bergstrom Automotive for their support as a Founding level investor in 2020.

To learn more about Bergstrom Automotive, click HERE.

Thank you! We can’t thank our healthcare works and our manufacturers enough who are rising to the challenge during this unprecedented time. New North has been working with WEDC and the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) and local partners on how to match manufacturing capabilities with demand. Governor Evers launched the government donate/buy-back program. For inventory either as a manufacturer or distributor, please use the state provided link: https://covid19supplies.wi.gov/Donations

We realize that many manufacturers are already in the Healthcare PPE supply chain so thank you for continuing to increase production as you can to address this need.

Lastly and probably most challenging, is the group of manufacturers who’ve indicated a willingness/ability to retool. Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity (WCMP) has prepared this LINK, with the vetting questions to get a sense of what companies are capable of and how quickly they can act. If you are a manufacturing company and have an interest in this, please complete the attached. This will go to WCMP’s system for further vetting to help in this retooling process.

Thank you to those in our Healthcare and Manufacturing industry. We need you now more than ever!


Economic Development Feature
New North Inc. launches survey to businesses economically struggling due to COVID-19
We Are Green Bay
New North Inc. announced on Monday its partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Wisconsin’s eight other regional economic development organizations (EDOs), and UW Oshkosh’s Center for Customized Research & Services to create and distribute a survey to businesses in Wisconsin who are experiencing economic hardship due to the...
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Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Powering forward: New, current Manitowoc County manufacturers in growth mode

Insight On Business
Manufacturing is the engine that keeps the economy in Manitowoc County rolling along. Not only are local manufacturers expanding, new ones are entering the market.

“There’s a lot going on and we’ve been fortunate to have this much investment,” says Peter Wills, executive director of Progress Lakeshore, the county’s economic development corporation.

One of Manitowoc’s biggest wins was Alliance Laundry’s....
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Economic Development Feature
3/30 Update: Survey looks at how COVID-19 is affecting businesses

Insight On Business
Economic development organizations from across Wisconsin are using a data tool developed by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Center for Customized Research & Services (CCRS) to gather more information on how businesses are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New North Inc. announced its partnership on Monday with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the state’s eight other regional economic development organizations and the CCRS to create a survey and send it to businesses that...
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Encourage Educational Attainment
Phoenix rising: Sheryl Van Gruensven

Insight On Business 
An unconventional path led Sheryl Van Gruensven, interim chancellor and vice chancellor for business and finance at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, to her leadership role. With aspirations of becoming a lawyer, she attended a technical college and earned a paralegal degree, later returning to school for a bachelor’s and then a master’s degree. Her experience attending a variety of schools — technical college, a public university and a private college — mirrors that of many UW-Green Bay students and helps her better understand their journeys, she says. Van Gruensven talked with Insight about...
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COVID-19 Updates & Resources
As the COVID-19 begins to have an increased impact on our businesses and communities, we thank our local media for keeping us informed. Additional resources can be found on the COVID-19 Updates page on the New North website.
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