Jim Schuessler's time as Executive Director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation is in the final month, though he's hoping for some long-term improvements in the county's economic base. Schuessler believes Door County has taken some key steps in developing affordable housing. However, he believes more must be done in order for the county to attract employees in skilled trades and education.
Schuessler believes 2020 will be a key year for the development of broadband internet. He says the approvals of broadband grant applications through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation could expand high-speed internet access by 20-percent.
Door County should know by mid-February whether the broadband development applications are approved. The next step will be to start bringing local communities online.