Subject: 04.23.2020 New North Newsletter

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Economic Development Feature 
What’s the real economic cost of COVID-19?

Join economic and industry experts for a data-driven discussion of COVID-19’s economic impact. Speakers from St. Norbert College’s Center for Business & Economic Analysis (CBEA), Breakthrough and Wipfli Financial will offer diverse industry perspectives as they examine what’s happening across the economic landscape, with particular focus on financial and fuel markets.

The Economic Impact of COVID-19- A live webinar featuring:
Marc Schaffer, Associate Professor of Economics, St. Norbert College
Rafia Hasan, Chief Investment Officer, Wipfli Financial
Matt Muenster ’09, Senior Manager of Applied Knowledge, Breakthrough
April 30, starting at 2 p.m. CST

Economic Development Feature
Survey: 35 percent of businesses at risk of closing
Insight On Business
Thirty-five percent of Wisconsin businesses responding to a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh statewide survey will be forced to close if current conditions persist for more than three months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey, which yielded nearly 2,550 responses from companies in 63 of the state’s 72 counties, covers the period April 1-10, said Jeffrey Sachse, director of the UW-Oshkosh Center for Customized Research and Services.

Results also showed...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Lending a hand (sanitizer): Egg Harbor distillery to give out free sanitizer on Saturday

Green Bay Press-Gazette
If you're in the area of Hatch Distilling Company, then you don't need luck to find hand sanitizer.

The Egg Harbor distillery will pass out free 2- to 6-ounce hand sanitizer bottles outside of their shop on Saturday, with a one-bottle-per-vehicle limit.

The staff began donating hand sanitizer to Door County essential services, like the hospital and an assisted living facility, at the end of March. Sanitizer has been in short supply along with other disinfecting products like wipes and rubbing alcohol since....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
De Pere manufacturer needed masks for its workers; Company engineers had an idea, and it took off from there
Green Bay Press-Gazette
A Green Bay-area manufacturer asked employees if they were willing to sew protective face masks for coworkers, but company engineers had something else in mind.

What resulted is a three-dimensional mask-printing operation that has attracted attention from the company's clients and other Wisconsin businesses looking to protect...


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Green Bay’s HSHS St. Mary’s to receive 4,000 masks, courtesy of Bass Pro Shops founder
We Are Green Bay
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center will receive 4,000 face masks courtesy of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris.

Latest coronavirus in Wisconsin updates
According to Bass Pro Shops, Morris is personally donating 1 million FDA-approved ASTM Level 1 Procedure Face Masks to healthcare workers and first responders working on the front lines of the....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
City of De Pere offering no-interest loans to small businesses
FOX 11 Online
It may not be a ton of money, but it can serve as a safety net for small businesses struggling in De Pere.

“Being that it is a zero-interest loan program," said Daniel Lindstrom, De Pere's Director of Development Services. "You may not need it if we are up and running in the next few months and they can pay it back if they need to in advance, but it does provide those businesses with cushion.”

The City is offering a $5,000 loan for businesses with less than....

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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