Subject: 05.01.2020 New North Newsletter

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Promote the Regional Brand 
Navy awards $5 billion frigate contract to Fincantieri Marinette Marine, creating at least 1,000 jobs
Green Bay Press Gazette
The U.S. Navy has awarded Fincantieri Marinette Marine a contract to build the service's new frigate.

The contract for the lead ship and options for up to nine others would be worth $5.5 billion if all options are exercised.

"This is a massive win for northeast Wisconsin, for America, and for the free world," said U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, a member of....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
New initiative Downtown Faces Forward brings awareness, support for downtown businesses in Green Bay and De Pere

O’Connor Connective News
Small businesses throughout the downtowns of Wisconsin are doing what they can for a second month amid the “Safer at Home” state order that has shaken their business plans and forced a new way of doing business. In each case, there is a business owner, who despite the odds, continues to face forward.

As a way to celebrate these downtown faces and their businesses, and stimulate further local support, starting in Green Bay and De Pere, a new initiative called Downtown Faces Forward is being launched....

Local Chamber / Economic Development Feature
Greater Green Bay Chamber Unveils Back to Business Grant
Greater Green Bay Chamber News
The Greater Green Bay Chamber, in collaboration with inaugural funder American Foods Group (including the company’s trucking arm, America’s Service Line), is pleased to introduce the Greater Green Bay Back to Business Grant. The grant caters to small- and medium-size businesses whose operations have been significantly impacted as a result of COVID-19.

“The Chamber continues to find ways to serve the needs of small business as 88% of our members employ fewer than 100 employees. We also know the majority...

Economic Development Feature
Many businesses renovating, preparing for reopening
Certain restrictions in the governor's safer at home order have been lifted in recent days, but many non-essential businesses still can't open fully. Some businesses are finding a silver lining while their commerce is disrupted.

There's a lot of cleaning and preparing being done at Fox River Brewing Company locations....


Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Construction underway at solar energy facility in Manitowoc County
FOX 11 News
Construction is underway at Wisconsin's first large-scale solar generating facility in Manitowoc County.

Wisconsin Public Service's Two Creeks Solar Project is making steady progress.

When completed by the end of the year, the 800-acre site with 500,000 solar panels, will generate 150 megawatts of energy, which is the equivalent of

Promote the Regional Brand
Trucking firm Schneider National beats consensus, future quarters will see pandemic impact
Biz Journals
Transportation giant Schneider National Inc. said Thursday it experienced increased demand for its truckload business in late March to serve companies that were selling essential products as Covid-19 forced people to stay home, though it wasn't enough to offset overall declines in company revenue.

Green Bay-based Schneider reported quarterly revenue of $1.12 billion, down 6% from the year-ago quarter, when the company reported $1.19 billion. Meanwhile, net income for the recent quarter was $43.8 million, a 19% increase...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Packers Give Back donating $250,000 for personal protective equipment in local hospitals
Packer News
The Green Bay Packers announced today they have distributed $250,000 to the Green Bay area's health care systems to provide personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and staff working to care for those who are sick amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation will provide three $83,333 grants to the three healthcare systems in the Green Bay area through their foundations:...

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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