Subject: 07.31.2020 New North Newsletter

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Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency & Requiring Face Coverings Statewide
Office of The Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order.

• The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order.

• Under this order, Wisconsin residents ages five and older are required to wear a face covering when they are indoors or in an enclosed space with anyone outside their household or living unit.

Face coverings are strongly recommended if you are outdoors and maintaining physical distancing is not possible. The order also enumerates exceptions to the requirement, listing activities such as when an individual is eating, drinking, or swimming. Individuals with health conditions or disabilities that would preclude the wearing of a face covering safely are also exempt from the requirement. A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document is available here.

Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
Shining a light on innovation: Manitowoc’s Energybank is global industry leader
Insight On Business
Clean energy and solar power are more than just buzzwords these days. They’re likely the wave of the future, and few people know that better than Neal Verfuerth, founder of energybank in Manitowoc and one of the nation’s top inventors.

The award-winning company creates solid-state lighting, controls, internet of things integration and solar-powered technologies that are in one-third of all Fortune 500 companies. Energybank’s latest product is Fusion Solar-Powered LED, which uses the power of the sun to energize light fixtures in commercial and industrial....

Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
WEC Energy Group announces goal to be carbon neutral by 2050

WEC Energy Group announced plans this morning to reach “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050 and reduce its carbon footprint 70 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

WEC Energy Group, which owns We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, released its Corporate Responsibility Report this morning outlining plans to retire coal fueled units, build advanced technology natural gas units and invest in cost-effective, zero-carbon renewable generation in order to....

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Auto parts supplier, Custom Offsets, expanding with construction of new warehouse facility
We Are Green Bay
A homegrown business is looking to expand right here in Northeast Wisconsin.

Custom Offsets, an aftermarket supplier for auto parts, will be having a groundbreaking ceremony for their new warehouse facility later this afternoon. The new facility will be about 350,000 square feet and will bare a similar resemblance to the store located off Endeavor Road in Appleton.

Construction of the new facility is expected to employ over 150 new jobs in the local area. To say the company have humble beginnings is an understatement- they started....


Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Former Gibson Auto Body in Oshkosh converting to event venue with $250,000 state grant
Oshkosh Northwestern
The city will receive a $250,000 state grant to help turn the former Gibson Auto Body into an event venue downtown.

The community development investment grant will convert the 100-year-old building to the Gibson Social Club for weddings, meetings and other social gatherings, according to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

The building was most recently an antiques and salvage company called Crescent Moon. It was purchased by Eric and Kristen Hoopman, who plan to preserve historic elements and use salvaged materials in the new....

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
Drawing them in: Downtown Green Bay home to two multi-use redevelopment projects

Insight On Business
Sitting along the Fox River in downtown Green Bay, the Shipyard area was once the epicenter for transporting raw materials either on the water or rails. Through the years, the 13.6-acre area was vacated and eventually labeled a brownfield.

The City of Green Bay is now in the process of transforming the Shipyard into a place for people to live, work and play between the river and South Broadway. Initially, Breakthrough planned to use the development’s north end for its new headquarters, but it changed course. That opened the door to Merge Urban Development, which plans to build a $21 million mixed-use development with....

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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