Subject: 08.10.2020 New North Newsletter

New North Inc. would like to thank Greater Green Bay Chamber for their support as an In-Kind level investor in 2020.

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COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

The August COVID-19 economic impact survey will be sent to responding businesses and partner organizations from Aug. 5 to 19. The survey is a partnership of UWO, the state’s nine Regional Development Organizations, including New North, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The July survey received a total of 615 responses and is reported with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

You can find the survey at Please share this with your partners and contacts.

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Green Bay awarded multi-million dollar grant to support transit
FOX 11 News
The City of Green Bay has been awarded a $6.4 million grant to support public transit due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant is part of a national Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act established in March.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the funds will be used to support public transit operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance costs....

Expansion and Business Development in the New North
U.S. Navy commissions USS St. Louis
FOX 11 News
The United States Navy on Saturday commissioned the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis, says the Department of Defense.

USS St. Louis was built in Marinette by Lockheed Martin in conjunction with Fincantieri Marinette Marine, according to the U.S. Navy.

The Navy commissioned the ship at a private event due to health safety concerns and restrictions related to....

Elevate Sustainability as an Economic Driver
Planting into green yielding good results
Door County Daily News 
Members of Peninsula Pride Farms are trying a newer technique this year to help prevent soil erosion. Approximately half of the member farms are “planting into green” this season, which has operators seeding cover crops in between rows of other growing plants. For Brey Cycle Farm in Sturgeon Bay, that means wading through a mixture of radish, clover, ryegrass and sunflowers in between rows of corn. With rain events becoming more...

New North Region Stepping Up to the COVID-19 Challenge
Investors Community Bank Paycheck Protection Program lending team honored by BankBeat Magazine
Fox Cities Chamber News
nvestors Community Bank’s Paycheck Protection Program Lending Team was recently honored as Rising Stars in Banking, by BankBeat magazine.

The team was recognized for their work that began in late March when community banks were handed what seemed like an insurmountable task: to design and implement processes to help execute the U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. The ICB team rose to the challenge. In the first round of PPP funding, ICB approved 677 loans. In the second round, the count is up to 906, resulting in more than $106,000,000 invested into....

Promote the Regional Brand
Grant provides ‘Hope’ for homeless mothers and children

Over the past 20 years, House of Hope in Green Bay has helped hundreds of young mothers with children transition from homelessness to independent living.

According to Director Shannon Wienandt, US Venture’s Basic Needs Giving Partnership has played a vital role.

"They don't just donate funds, they really get involved and they help you meet other people who are doing things that could benefit the clients you're serving too, and they create this network of people that you can learn and grow from," says Wienandt.

Thanks to a $300,000 grant over three years from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, House of Hope is in the process of getting licensed by the state to open Wisconsin’s first youth shelter, with a focus on supporting pregnant and parenting youth under the....

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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