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Small Machine Shop Invests Millions in Equipment

Sheboygan’s Z&N Machine Co., Inc. Provides Technical Edge to Customers

Posted by on May 20, 2019 at 8:50 PM

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Bruce Krier Charitable Foundation Awards Grant for Entrepreneurship Education

By Ray York, Business Counselor for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay

Posted by on May 16, 2019 at 3:43 PM

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Pop-up Shops: A Proven Model to Grow Downtown Retail

Sheboygan, WI – The Harbor Centre Business Improvement District (BID) in the City of Sheboygan is implementing a pop-up shop program that has influenced downtown retail growth in other communities.  The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) supports community development strategies.  The pop-up shop program of Harbor Centre BID is a local initiative in coordination with the City of Sheboygan, SCEDC, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay that will help promote local business and improve the local economy.

Posted by on May 7, 2019 at 7:46 PM

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Rocky Knoll Excels with Five-Star Quality Rating

Rocky Knoll Health Care Center is proud to announce that it is the only Nursing Home in Sheboygan County to receive the highest possible overall rating of five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed the star rating system to provide consumers with an easy way to search for nursing homes that provide the quality of care they desire. 

Posted by on May 3, 2019 at 3:51 PM

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Downtown Sheboygan Pop-up Shop Applications Released

Sheboygan, Wisconsin The City of Sheboygan, Harbor Centre, and Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation announce the launch of the downtown Sheboygan pop-up shop initiative.  Introduced in the early 1990s in large urban cities, pop-up shop retail is making their way to small downtown across the nation.  Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that sell merchandise of any kind.  From art to fashion to tech gadgets and food, pop-up stores are exciting because they create short-term stores that are as creative as they are engaging.

Posted by on April 24, 2019 at 3:03 PM

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Mini Mocha Play Café brings imaginative play to Sheboygan

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) works continually with local communities to identify and encourage investment in underserved markets; an amenity that is often requested by residents is a safe, indoor, play area for kids.  

Posted by on April 18, 2019 at 10:52 PM

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ATV Road and Trail Systems Have Positive Economic Impact

Sheboygan County, WI - One of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation’s (SCEDC) missions is to encourage quality-of-life amenities that will attract workforce to Sheboygan County.  The SCEDC supports the outdoor recreation initiative of the Wisconsin ATV/UTV Association (WATVA) and the Kettle Moraine ATV Association (KMATVA).  These organizations are proposing an ATV/UTV road and trail system which are a strong example of outdoor recreation that connects communities and supports the ‘work, live, and play’ culture that Sheboygan County values.

Posted by on March 26, 2019 at 5:51 PM

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Entrepreneurship and Workforce Intrinsically Linked

Sheboygan County, WI – According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, a function of economic development is bringing jobs to people; most economic development organizations focus on ‘workforce development,’ which is about bringing people to jobs.  The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) has this focus of ‘workforce development’ but also believes that entrepreneurship development is intrinsically linked to our workforce needs in Sheboygan County.  One of the SCEDC’s goals is to work with educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations to create entrepreneurial classes and programming.  Expanding entrepreneurship education is essential to addressing our continuously changing workforce needs.  

Posted by on March 18, 2019 at 8:07 PM

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Entrepreneurs and Businesses Benefit from Coworking Spaces

Sheboygan County, WI – With a new patent produced every three days, the highly creative and driven entrepreneurs of Sheboygan County live and breathe the culture of innovation.  The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) has recognized that to continue to drive this spirit of innovation, Sheboygan County needs more spaces for professionals and entrepreneurs to live, work, and play together.  One way to encourage this type of camaraderie is through coworking spaces. 

Posted by on March 12, 2019 at 11:26 PM

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FreshTech Makerspace Study Announced

Sheboygan, Wis - The non-profit Étude Group of Sheboygan, Wisconsin will conduct a six-month study to determine the
viability of a Makerspace in Sheboygan’s FreshTech Innovation District. In coordination with the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the City of Sheboygan, who are funding the study. Étude will introduce the concept of a makerspace and collect data through a series of focus groups, interviews, and experiential making events hosted throughout the county.

Posted by on March 7, 2019 at 4:02 PM

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