Five families were welcomed to the Sturgeon Bay Area in March and all five were here because of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Nicolet Welcome Service provides new arrivals with a packet containing information about local businesses as well as the community.
All five listed in the March 2019 report are employed by the Coast Guard.
Families moving to Sturgeon Bay came from as far away as Oregon, Oklahoma, Maine and Virginia.
Coast Guard families have a significant economic impact on the Sturgeon Bay Area schools. State aid per student exceeds $4,000 each which makes the fiscal impact of the Coast Guard significant to school finances. Sturgeon Bay Schools Business Manager Jacob Holtz talks about the impact of the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard members serving in Door County recently saw an outpouring of public support for their efforts during the government shut-down. The Door County Adopt a Soldier program initiated care packages, low interest loans and other services for members of the Coast Guard serving locally.