Press Releases & Columns
Sheboygan County joins municipalities nationwide to increase awareness of jobs and career development programs that enhance local economic impact
Sheboygan County (May 3, 2018) Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is participating in National Economic Development Week; this year’s recognition will run from May 6-10, 2018. National Economic Development Week (NEDW) was created and is coordinated by The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest professional membership organization for economic developers. It is being held during the week of the organization’s 92nd anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.
SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN - City officials celebrated the momentous time in the future of the City of Sheboygan with a groundbreaking of the new SouthPointe Enterprise Campus. The new campus will provide “shovel-ready” developable sites ranging from two acres to 40 acres. “In order to continue our long history of the family owned companies and be competitive in the regional economy, it was very important for the City to invest in a new enterprise campus,” stated Michael Vandersteen, Mayor, City of Sheboygan. SouthPointe Enterprise Campus (Phase 1) consists of the 162 acres with 132 developable acres available for new industrial and light manufacturing related businesses. The new campus will include 11,000 lineal feet of the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main. Approximately 8,000 lineal feet of new streets including Horizon Drive, South Taylor Drive and SouthPointe Drive will be constructed. Over 700,000 cubic yards of the grading will be completed over this construction season. PTS Contractors, Green Bay, WI, were awarded the $10.5 million contract. The project will be substantially complete by December 1, 2018.
Quality fabricator is first business in Sheboygan Falls’ Vision Business Park
Sheboygan Falls, WI – April 20, 2018 – For nearly 15 years, Rick Brickner’s Metallic Tube Applications LLC has been providing high-quality products, made to customer specifications, from many types of steel tubing from a leased facility in Sheboygan Falls. The challenge has been building for some time—growth of the business has exceeded their current facility and the need to meet additional customer demand in a larger facility.
Experienced restaurateur plans full-service café serving breakfast and lunch
Plymouth, WI – April 17, 2018 – 210 East Mill Street will soon be the place for hungry patrons to find a great breakfast or lunch. Carole O’Malley, former owner of DeO’Malley’s Pizza Pub, plans to open Carole’s Café in mid-May.
Site Selection magazine ranks the I-43 corridor in the top 10 among similar-sized metro area
MADISON, WI March 7, 2018 – Two regions of Wisconsin – Sheboygan and Manitowoc – have received national recognition for their economic development successes in Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking of top metro areas in the U.S. for corporate facility investment projects in 2017.
Plans to continue growth of Howards Grove manufacturer
Howards Grove, WI – March 5, 2018 – A Sheboygan County pallet manufacturer with local roots dating back to the 1800’s has new owners, and they have a long time connection to the company.
Multi-generation food company invests in Plymouth
Plymouth, WI – March 5, 2018 – A new company will soon be coming to life in the former Borden’s facility on Plymouth’s south side. Safety Fresh Foods, owned by Sammark Holdings LLC will introduce new technology, high pressure pasteurization (HPP), to help ensure food is free of harmful pathogens.
One business start-up, another business acquisition
Sheboygan County, WI – March 7, 2018 – Sheboygan County’s revolving loan fund is being invested in two new county businesses; both which will create new jobs in the county.
Madison, WI – February 26, 2018 - The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) was named the recipient of the Organizational Excellence Award at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s (WEDA) “Governor’s Conference on Economic Development” earlier this month.