Subject: 05.27.2020 New North Newsletter

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TechSpark Spotlight – My Community: TitletownTech at Green Bay, Wis.
TechSpark Spotlight
My career path went full circle when I found myself moving back to my home state for my dream job in the fall of last year with my wife, Abby. On a brisk November morning, we had our dogs and suitcases loaded into the car, ready to set off on a cross country adventure from Redmond, WA to Green Bay, WI. We were moving closer to home than we had lived in a decade. A decision we feel so lucky to have made.

Abby and I both grew up in the industrious little city of Racine, known for its immigrant culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across industries. Racine is the home of many iconic brands including....

The Farmory almost ready to sell yellow perch
It's another step in helping Northeast Wisconsin become an industry leader in freshwater aquaculture.

The Farmory in Green Bay celebrates its first commercial-scale hatch of yellow perch.

"It's grown slowly, it grew legs, it's really picked up steam and right now we're really at a turning point for the business end of our...

Associated Bank awards Hodag Fab Lab a grant for new equipment
Rivers News Online
Associated Bank recently awarded the Rhinelander Hodag Fab Lab a grant in the amount of $6,832.78 to purchase a Direct to Garment printer for use by students, clubs and organizations within Rhinelander High School. The grant is awarded to organizations seeking to promote education and economic development in the area, according to a...

Alliant Energy announces six solar power projects
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Alliant Energy announced planned investments in six solar projects that would make the utility the largest producer of solar power in the state.

The six projects would generate a total of 675 megawatts of electricity, or enough for about 175,000 homes a year.

The investments — projected to total $900 million — are part of its plan announced last year to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity from....

Main Street Marketplace online retail portal launches
WEDC News 
A new online retail portal is now available to connect shoppers
within and beyond our state’s borders with more than 230 Main Street businesses across Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced today.
The website,, provides a searchable database of more than 230 locally owned shops that offer online sales and shipping. Visitors can choose to search by....

MatchBack Systems sold
Insight On Business
MatchBack Systems Inc. in Green Bay has been sold to SynchroNet Marine Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz. As part of the deal, the two organizations will function independently.

The two organizations have common target markets and complementary service offerings to provide end-to-end solutions in the container industry, said Bob Baker, president and CEO of SynchroNet. The acquisition offers diverse access across multiple customer segments to...

Tom Still: Protect Wisconsin’s tech growth
Wisconsin State Journal
Before the COVID-19 epidemic sunk its bristly microscopic nodes into the economy, Wisconsin’s tech-based sector was making solid progress in jobs, salaries and contribution to the state domestic product.

As the outlines of a broader recovery plan emerge, state policymakers should be careful not to conclude that tech businesses will simply take care of themselves.

Wisconsin was 15th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in boosting the size of its tech-based labor force over the past decade, according to a report by.....

As giant retailers dominate online shopping, Wisconsin small businesses turn to new searchable database to draw customers
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Hundreds of small-business owners in Wisconsin, walloped by a pandemic that sent shoppers online more than ever, can now attract customers through a new state website. 

Main Street Marketplace went live Tuesday morning with a searchable, sortable database of more than 230 small businesses in 34 Main Street Communities, according to....
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