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To be the catalyst for regional prosperity for all through collaborative action.


Collaboration – Representing the collective region for business investment and for individuals looking to make the New North their home.

shared vision

To be nationally and globally competitive for personal, community and economic growth.


Measurable net increase in higher paying jobs, improved social and economic well-being, while maintaining our superior quality of life.

New North Initiatives

  • 501(c)3 non-profit, regional marketing and economic development corporation that fosters collaboration among private and public sector leaders
  • New North Counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago
  • Created in 2005 by business leaders to implement economic development strategies that leverage regional assets/capacities and engage regional collaborators to maximize the collective economic power of 18 counties
  • Lead the Regional COVID-19 Recovery Efforts
  • Connector of Resources
  • Reduce Duplication – Scale Initiatives Across the Region
  • Leverage Regional Brand
  • Increase State and Federal Grants for Local Partners
  • Advance Infrastructure Developments in Transportation and Technology
  • Provide Research
  • Facilitate Business Expansion and Attraction
  • Build Talent Pipeline
  • Develop Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Key Strategic partner with WEDC – connecting state economic development resources with business, community and local partner projects
  • Host annual New North Summit with over 600 attendees
  • #CensusChallenge, a campaign to encourage residents to be counted in the United States Census 2020
  • Infrastructure — DOT Freight Rail Intermodal Investment market and location assessment
  • Freight Rail Intermodal Summit to assist businesses in region with their intermodal freight needs
  • Industry, educational alliances, and local economic development partners collaboration
  • Talent Hub to provide a central platform as the region retrains, attracts, and develops talent from K-12 and beyond.
  • “More YOU in NEW” talent recruitment campaign
  • Diversity & Inclusion to include highlighting companies in collaboration with Fox Valley Society for Human Resources, the planning of the Toward One Wisconsin Inclusion conference and the Ethnically Diverse Business Council expansion
  • Recruit military veterans for talent with companies and business starts
  • Talent testimonials by diverse young professionals
  • Evolution of the NEW IT (Digital) Alliance to address the region’s talent shortage in information technology
  • Expansion of INSPIRE program, which connects students to meaningful career experiences
  • Regional Career Pathways for manufacturing, IT, construction, and health care.
  • Co-sponsor the annual Workplace Excellence Awards
  • Site Selection –Represent Region at regional and national events and coordinate site selection leads
  • Global New North -Export and FDI such as hosting European trade representatives; ExporTech certifications, and technical assistance sessions; leverage foreign-owned companies that have a significant presence in our region for future investment
  • Gold Shovel Certification to help prepare sites for business development
  • Develop and connect supply chain markets in and outside of the region
  • Business Intelligence initiative to inform the regional community on data trends and advancing disruptive technologies, integration into Talent Hub
  • Provide research to local partners for business and community development
  • Creation of dashboards and radar screens to disseminate trends and digital transformation applications
  • Awareness of Digital Transformation (DT) within region to help spur adoption and benefits through Digital Transformation
  • NEW Launch Alliance to provide a more connected and resourceful entrepreneurial ecosystem across the region
  • HATCH pitch event and support of four local pitch contests
  • Resource roundtable to determine entrepreneurial density, resources, and leverage corporate innovation
  • Start In Wisconsin entrepreneurial platform, connecting entrepreneurs with resources
  • Co-sponsor the annual Innovation Awards
  • Marketing tool kit for local partners
  • Talent recruitment videos
  • Hiring our Heroes campaign to support the recruitment of Veterans to our region

Target Industries & Directories

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Available Sites & Facilities

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