Subject: 07.13.2020 New North Newsletter

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Economic Development Feature
4th observation period of statewide business impact survey open
New North News Release
A fourth observation period of a statewide survey measuring the economic impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin business is open through July 20. This month’s survey will map both the effects and recovery from the first months of the pandemic, along with travel activities, according to Jeffrey Sachse, director of the UW Oshkosh Center for Customized Research & Services (CCRS).

Both past and new participants may take part in the survey, which is available for completion online at http://uwo.sh/covid-19-econ-july. The survey is open to businesses in all 72 counties...
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Promote the Regional Brand
Two downtown Fond du Lac businesses win renovation awards in governor-appointed ‘Main Street Days’
Fond Du Lac Reporter
Downtown Fond du Lac's beautification efforts were honored this week.

On July 2, Gov. Evers declared that July 7 through 10 this year would be deemed “Main Street Days” in honor of downtown businesses playing an integral role in Wisconsin’s economy, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Typically, this would be accompanied by a statewide event, but because of coronavirus, individual communities will be celebrating their businesses to....
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Expansion and Business Development in the New North Region
Sun Graphics media is breaking ground on a new 5.5 million dollar headquarters in Wisconsin
Sun Graphics Media
We are excited to announce the construction of our new $5.5 million, 53,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin that will bring together our branding and marketing agency and our print division, Franzen Graphics, under one roof in 2021. The facility, which is being built by Quasius Construction, will be eco-friendly and provide the ability for every aspect of the Sun Graphics Media Enterprise to operate under one roof, providing efficiencies and cost savings that will be passed on to our customers.

The combined headquarters will house all 46 employees and has the ability to expand to create upwards of 20 more jobs in Sheboygan Falls and surrounding areas. The facility boasts a ground floor manufacturing area where all the commercial printing will reside. Additionally, there will also be a two-story office area that will....

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Encourage Educational Attainment
Lakeland University part of historic agreement with technical colleges
Lakeland University News
Students seeking to transfer credits from any of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges to Lakeland University will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a historic, comprehensive agreement signed this week. Lakeland is one of the private, nonprofit colleges and universities participating in the WAICU-WTCS Course Credit Transfer Agreement.

Lakeland has a long history of partnering with Wisconsin’s technical colleges, dating back to Lakeland’s creation of the state’s first bachelor’s degree programs designed for working adults more than 40 years ago. Today, Lakeland’s Kellett School serves approximately 1,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs through seven Wisconsin....

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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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