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Project Profile

Lakeshore (Wisconsin) Value-Supply Chain Analysis and On-Line Mapping Tool

Progress Lakeshore Foundation
Start Date: Feb 2014 — End Date: Dec 2015

CREC worked with the Progress Lakeshore Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation and the Lakeshore Industry Cluster Initiative, to develop an in-depth Value‐Supply Chain Analysis of Industry Clusters in the Lakeshore Sub Region of The New North, consisting of the counties of Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Wisconsin. This project will focus on the Manufacturing Cluster, while exploring its supply chain connections to Energy, Food and Tourism Clusters. The aim is to initiate a forward‐looking approach to economic development that rebuilds the Lakeshore economy by increasing regional economic innovation and leveraging local assets and investments for new growth and opportunity.

Research & Planning

About the Client

Progress Lakeshore Foundation

Progress Lakeshore Foundation assists local businesses in their growth in the Manitowoc County area and to attract new businesses to the Manitowoc County area.