SCEDC announces plans for innovation districts
COMPETITION FOR TOP-TIER TALENT CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY
At its annual meeting, the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. unveiled its vision for filling existing and future high-wage jobs for skilled workers.
The plan calls for creating innovation districts, which encourage collaboration between research-oriented anchor institutions, existing firms, and technology and creative startups in well-designed, amenity-rich dense environments. More than 350 business and community leaders attended the event.
“For decades, Sheboygan County has been suffering from ‘brain drain’ of some of our best and brightest to Milwaukee, Chicago, and the coasts, even at a time that we have some of the most innovative companies in the world headquartered here, and it is clear that having jobs alone is not enough to attract and retain talent,” Jim Schuessler, SCEDC’s business development manager, told the audience.