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As the interim executive director of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp., I am frequently asked the question, “Of all the places I could invest, why should I choose Sheboygan County? What makes our area unique?”
A rural Elkhart Lake aluminum foundry is expanding and expects to create up to 20 new jobs in the coming years as it wins business back from customers who had been going overseas for the same products.
Women flooded the Sheboygan Harbor Centre District on Sept. 6 for the first annual Ladies’ Night Out event hosted by the Harbor Centre Business Improvement District (BID).
More than 100 Sheboygan County employers responded to a Sheboygan County Chamber quick-poll in July to determine whether sales have grown in the first half of 2012 and whether businesses will be adding to their workforce in the next 12 months.
Job center officials in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties say they continue to see evidence of an improving labor market, with local manufacturers driving much of the hiring. While manufacturers continue to lament the shortage in workers to fill skilled labor positions, job center officials say there has been a strong uptick in hiring for general labor positions requiring minimal training.
The clean-up of the Sheboygan River is underway! The benefits to the community will be enormous--but through 2012, some patience will be required. Crews will be working around the clock to dredge the river, clean up contaminated sediment, and restore wildlife habitat.
Sheboygan's unemployment rate fell to 8 percent in April, down from 8.9 percent the month before, according to figures released Wednesday from the state Department of Workforce Development.
Sheboygan food service equipment manufacturer Vollrath Co. announced Monday that it has acquired the Polar Ware Co. in Kiel.
The Sheboygan Common Council on Wednesday unanimously approved spending $250,000 to help dredge tainted sediment from the Sheboygan River's inner harbor east of the Eighth Street Bridge.The money will come from the city's undesignated reserve fund and will match another $250,000 pledged to the project last month by the Sheboygan County Board. The funds are necessary to match a $1.5 million Department of Transportation Harbor Assistance Program grant that will pay for trucking 170,000 cubic yards of sediment dredged from that part of the river to a landfill in Menomonee Falls.