Subject: 06.22.2020 New North Newsletter

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We’re All In Small Business Grant Closing Tomorrow Tuesday, June 23rd

We’re All In Small Business Grant (WSBG) program of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), is now accepting applications online for
the $75 million WSBG program. Applications will be accepted starting today, June 15th at 8:00 AM through Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:59 PM.

The program, will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses, is designed to help small businesses get back on their feet amid the COVID-19 pandemic while also encouraging them to adopt best practices to keep employees, customers and communities safe.

One element of the online application process for small businesses is an email or letter of acknowledgement from a community organization confirming that the business was in operation in February 2020. As a regional economic development organization, New North Inc. is able to provide this documentation for eligible businesses.

Small businesses seeking an email or letter confirming February 2020 operations, as part of the application process, should email

Please contact Barb LaMue,, for further questions.

To be eligible, businesses must:
  • Be a Wisconsin-based, for-profit business
  • Employ 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including the owner; (Seasonal businesses should use the highest total FTEs employed during the season.)
  • Earn greater than $0 but less than $1 million in annual revenues (gross sales and receipts);
  • and have started operating prior to Jan. 1, 2020,
  • and have been in business as of Feb. 2020. (Seasonal businesses should use the highest total FTEs employed during the season.)
Applicants are encouraged to prepare for the one-week application period by gathering the following required documents:

  • 2018 or 2019 federal tax return for business (If you started your business in 2020, you are not eligible for this grant). Applicable tax returns are:
               - IRS form 1065 Partnership Return (no K-1s required)
               - IRS form 1120 Corporation Return (no schedules required)
               - IRS form 1120S S Corporation Return (no K-1s required)
               - IRS form 1040 (sole proprietors), first two pages, and the following:
               - Schedule C, Profit and Loss from Business
  • Signed W-9 and dated form available at
  • A letter or email of acknowledgement from a community organization indicating your business was in operation in February 2020.
  • Small businesses seeking an email or letter confirming February 2020 operations, as part of the application process, should email or one of its local partners identified by WEDC for this confirmation.

Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
Full power ahead for Kinnard Farms (utilizes renewable natural gas digester)
Door County Daily News
Their tractors on area fields are easily seen, but some of the most unique work being done at Kinnard Farms is underneath four new domes. The Casco operation finished work on their renewable natural gas digester earlier this spring and has been at full production for approximately 10 days. The system captures methane from cow manure, refines it, and ships....

Encourage Educational Attainment
Simulator to help NWTC agriculture students

Door County Daily News
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College agriculture students from Door and Kewaunee counties will soon get hands-on experience with heavy machinery without going to a farm. NWTC received a nearly $25,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. That will add a Tenstar simulator on the Green Bay campus which replicates tractors, combines and other machinery in a....

Attract Develop and Retain Diverse Talent
Local job fair going virtual
Even with local unemployment estimated at 15%, Sheboygan area employers are finding it hard to attract enough workers. And with a pandemic still going strong, putting on a job fair isn’t a healthy option. To solve that, the Job Center of Wisconsin will put on a drive-through job fair on July 15th as part of a statewide, unified approach to help connect with the workforce.

Forward Service Corporation of Green Bay is anchoring the regional effort and is actively seeking employers to participate. The deadline to submit materials....

Promote the Regional Brand
Oshkosh, Appleton among most livable small cities in the country
Three Wisconsin cities are ranked in the top 25 most livable small cities in the United States, with two of those cities in northeast Wisconsin.

Appleton and Oshkosh, as well as Eau Claire, are three of the most livable small cities in the entire United States.

A study ranked 287 contestants, and many of the winners were located in....


Promote the Regional Brand 
Vietnam War Huey Helicopter arrives at EAA Aviation Museum for new exhibit
We Are Green Bay
The EAA Aviation Museum had a special arrival Friday morning – a Vietnam War Huey Helicopter.

The helicopter will become part of a new exhibit in the EAA Aviation Museum’s Eagle Hangar with a formal dedication scheduled in November. This Huey flew three tours in Vietnam – most notably as part of the 121st Assault Helicopter Company based....


The New North Workplace Excellence Award is presented by New North, Inc. and Right Management Inc. to organizations located within the 18-county New North region. The award recognizes organizations that improve their competitive advantage through people practices that lead to successful business results.

Application Phase 1 available now, Phase 1 responses due by Friday, June 26th 5:00PM CDT. Responses should be emailed to

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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