Subject: 07.23.2020 New North Newsletter

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New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Free digital skills learning program launched
Insight On Business
Four organizations are coming together to offer a free accelerator program for individuals ready to learn new digital skills to prepare them for the region’s in-demand digital jobs.

New North Inc., Microsoft, American Family Insurance and gener8tor have teamed up to offer gener8tor Upskilling, which builds on Microsoft’s TechSpark program. TechSpark partners on the local level to foster economic growth. Microsoft recently announced its global skilling initiative that seeks to help 25 million people worldwide who have lost....

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Local startup hopes to help schools, businesses cut PPE, sanitation costs

FOX 11 News
Gallons of hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and personal protective equipment. Tory Ortscheid has to buy it all before students come back to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

"It would be upwards of tens of thousands of dollars," he said. He's the purchasing director for UWGB. "We are purchasing large quantities of PPE supply to support the return of the students and the faculty and staff.

Thousands of college students will return to campus next month, and part of making sure...

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
WEDC grant helps Ripon urban vertical farm grow
Insight On Business
A state grant will help the City of Ripon renovate a vacant former grocery store into an indoor urban vertical farm produce operation with the potential for retail operations and a future rooftop garden.

The $190,000 in funding from the Community Development Investment grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will support the expansion of Ernessi Farms’ urban vertical farm produce operation. Ernessi Farms sells products to local and regional grocery stores and restaurants.

With this expansion, the business is expected to more than double its produce output, with room to expand into new products and markets in...

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Construction begins on Navy ship named after Wisconsin city
FOX 11 News
Construction on a new Navy combat ship began Wednesday in Marinette.

Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine began work on the future USS Beloit.

As part of a ship-building tradition, a worker welded the initials of the ship's sponsor, Retired Major General Marcia Anderson, into the keep plate.

The plate will be affixed to the ship and travel with it throughout its commissioned life.

"It's significant in many ways because this is a small city," said Anderson, who is a Beloit native. "It's unusual in the fact that we normally name ships and other things after....


Economic Development Feature
Town of Sheboygan creates its first tax incremental district and it’s over 500 acres
Sheboygan Press
The town of Sheboygan has set aside over 500 acres of space to encourage new economic developments.

The town created its first tax incremental district, or TID, and it stretches to all sides of the intersection of Interstate 43 and State 42 and covers 509 acres northwest of the Quarry Beach Adventure Park stretching to Miesfeld's Triangle Market.

“The Town of Sheboygan is excited to provide this tool to encourage development,”....

Expansion and Business Development 
Get a look at construction of Michels’ $100M project in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

Construction continues on Michels' Corp.'s $100 million development in Milwaukee's Harbor District, a project that will bring several hundred employees, retail, housing and hotel to the area. Check out the attached slideshow to see progress on the high-profile development, which can be seen by vehicles traveling north and south on Interstate 94.

Michels Corp. plans to complete by the end of 2020 an eight-story office building on the project called River1, which will overlook the Kinnickinnic River west of South First and north of West Becher streets, at the site of the former Horny Goat Hideaway tavern. The Brownsville-based utility contractor plans to....

Local start-up hopes to help schools, businesses cut PPE, sanitation costs
The YMCA of the Fox Cities is excited for our upcoming SOLD OUT ‘On The Course For Our Cause’ Golf Outing on Monday, August 24th at North Shore Golf Club. Though our event will look a little different this year, participants will still enjoy a festive day full of camaraderie, fun activities and challenges and fantastic prizes and auction items, all while strengthening the Y's cause. 
We would like to invite YOU to be a part of this event by donating an item or gift basket to this event! Through your generous contribution, you will be joining numerous businesses and individuals in the Fox Cities who support the Y cause and mission! All golf outing supporters will receive recognition at event, in event communications and event program as well as on the Y Website, Y TVs and social media. Thank you for our consideration! Together, we can help the Y continue to change lives and strengthen our community!
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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