Economic Development

Our partners in the region

New North partners with economic development organizations representing the town, city, and county, as well as State of Wisconsin economic resources to support business attraction, business retention, and job growth in Northeast Wisconsin.

As the leading regional economic development and marketing organization representing the 18 counties of New North all of Northeast Wisconsin, New North recognizes its core value as collaboration. New North is proud to partner with the following economic development organizations in Northeast Wisconsin and the State of Wisconsin:

  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
    The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is Wisconsin’s lead economic development organization. WEDC's bold leadership serves Wisconsin businesses, generates results on economic development investments and brings resources together to strengthen and promote Wisconsin's economy.
  • Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP)
    New North works with a network of economic development professionals representing counties and municipalities through the 18 county region of Northeast Wisconsin, collectively called the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP). NEWREP provides hands-on support and programming for existing and prospective New North businesses to promote local job growth in the New North region. For more information, contact the current President: Mary Kohrell, Community Economic Development Director Department of Administration, Calumet County, 206 Court St., Chilton, WI 53014, 920-849-1680, email: 
  • Northeast Wisconsin Chambers Coalition (NEWCC)
    NEWCC was formed to create a unified regional voice in advocacy of public policy issues. The organization represents more than 6,500 member businesses, which employ more than 250,000 people. The coalition includes the Chambers of Commerce from Fond du Lac, the Fox Cities, Green Bay and Oshkosh. 
  • Chambers of Commerce
    New North, Inc. partners with all Chamber of Commerce organizations in the New North region, connecting with chamber members and providing services to each organization's membership, leading to regional economic growth. See the New North partners map for a detailed list of all Chambers of Commerce organizations in the region. 
  • Bay Lake & East Central Regional Planning Commissions
    Services provided by Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) include comprehensive and land use planning; transportation improvement and corridor planning; open space, recreational and environmental planning; economic development; demographic information and projections; technical assistance to local governments; geographic information services and aerial photography distribution. Regional Planning Commissions serve as important resources to the federal Economic Development Association (EDA) of the United States and municipal partners in the New North region. 
  • Bay Area and Fox Valley Workforce Development Boards
    Workforce Development Boards in Northeast Wisconsin provide services to individuals and businesses, including high-quality, efficient and affordable training for workers and promotion of employment opportunities to job candidates within the region. Additionally, Workforce Development Boards are key resources in Talent Alliance Initiatives in the New North region. 
  • inVentureNorth is dedicated to improving the community and economic vitality in Marinette and Menominee counties and beyond. Created in 1989, inVenture North (previously know as MCABI) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit, providing professional economic development services to existing and new business, developers and potential entrepreneurs in the greater Marinette-Menominee area. This organization grew out of business organizations and chamber groups that have been assisting business and industry for nearly a century. Community & Economic Development is a way of life in our community.
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Office of Business Support & Sustainability
    The DNR provides many avenues for business owners to work with the agency in growing and sustaining Wisconsin's economy. The Wisconsin DNR works to help businesses succeed with business endeavors through partnerships between our public and private sectors, time sensitive coordination with state government and innovative programs that can adapt to every industry sector's very diverse needs. The Office of Business Support and Sustainability is the agency's one-stop shop for business assistance. The office's mission is to work across programs to create the business climate that yields better environmental and economic performance. 
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau for Remediation and Redevelopment
    Wisconsin’s DNR Bureau for Remediation and redevelopment works to clean up and return "brownfields" to productive use to aid in contributing to economic re-development and quality of life while also improving the environment. Their work provides a wide range of financial and liability tools available to assist local governments, businesses, lenders and others to clean up and redevelop “brownfields “in Wisconsin. DNR Staff around the state are available to meet with community leaders, bankers, developers and private individuals to discuss their “brownfield” projects. 
  • Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
    The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) was created in 1972 by the Wisconsin Legislature as an independent authority, not a state agency. WHEDA works closely with lenders, developers, local government, nonprofits, community groups and others to implement its low-cost financing programs. WHEDA provides low-cost, fixed interest rate mortgages to low- and moderate-income individuals and families to purchase their first home. WHEDA also works with developers to finance affordable rental housing, and support economic development and agriculture through its small business guarantee programs. 
  • Nonprofit organizations 
  • Tribal Governments
    New North, Inc. partners with all tribal governments active in the region and the state of Wisconsin. 
  • State & Local Governments

See a full directory of State Partners and Contacts on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's ConnectED Directory of Economic Development Organizations in the State.

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