Subject: 07.09.2020 New North Newsletter

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Economic Development Feature
WHEDA invites community participation to kick off rural affordable workforce housing initiative
WHEDA News Room
Rural community leaders, employers, affordable housing providers, developers, lenders, planners, policy makers and residents are invited to learn more and provide final input prior to the launch of the competitive application process for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority’s rural affordable workforce housing pilot.

A webinar to explain the pilot and larger rural affordable workforce housing initiative will be held July 13 at 1 p.m. Information about the initiative including public comment options can be found here; registration for the free webinar is available here.

The pilot will work with stakeholders from at least three rural communities to develop partnerships and processes that ultimately will benefit communities statewide. Participants at listening sessions organized by WHEDA cited many factors contributing to Wisconsin’s shortage of rural, affordable workforce housing including rising construction costs, limited developer interest due to the smaller scale of rural projects; aging housing stock; few affordable rental options; zoning, infrastructure challenges; and limited financing for new construction and...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Sheboygan Falls manufacturer has aha moment with sneeze guard components amid COVID-19

Sheboygan Press
Jifram Extrusions Inc. was pleasantly surprised when requests for point of purchase extrusions went up exponentially a few months ago.

"Why all of the sudden are people requesting these?" said Wayne Meyer, director of sales and marketing for the company.

But then, the aha moment came: sneeze guards.

Jifram manufactures plastic hinges, grippers and other components that are typically used for retail shelves, but also work for sneeze guards — a growing demand for....

Encourage Educational Attainment
St. Norbert College adds data analytics major
FOX 11 News
St. Norbert College will add a new major in the fall of 2020.

The data analytics major is a collaboration between disciplines in the Schneider School of Business & Economics and the natural sciences, leveraging existing courses and creating new ones.

The college says the new major is critical in preparing organizations to solve....


New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Wello to build community resilience through food
Green Bay Press-Gazette
COVID-19 has challenged every aspect of our lives, our well-being and our ability to bounce back.

We are still in uncertain times, and the recent surge in positive cases in our county and nationwide add more uncertainty. But one thing is certain — now more than ever our community needs access to fresh fruits and vegetables to stay healthy. Wello is committed to making sure this happens while injecting life into our local economy.

Through national, state and local grants, Wello has brought significant dollars into our local community to help address obstacles that may prevent families in our community from being able to....


Promote the New North Regional Brand 
NWTC adds executive focused on diversity
FOX 11 News
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has added an executive for diversity issues.

The school announced Wednesday that Mohammed Bey has been named chief officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

"The chief officer for diversity, equity, and inclusion will help us initiate, sustain, and evaluate efforts to close achievement gaps, bring more students of color into high-wage careers, and recruit more diverse talent to our faculty and staff," NWTC president Jeff Rafn said in a news release. "With this new position on the Executive Leadership Team, we will elevate our focus on....

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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