The next board of supervisors meeting could loom large for the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation. Kewaunee County officials have budgeted $40,000 in its proposed spending plan for 2021. That idea was questioned by a number of the members on the county’s finance committee when it met earlier this month. Budgeting for the public/private partnership comes at a unique time for the organization after it relieved Richard Baker of his duties as the executive director. The organization named Amber Hewett its interim executive director earlier this month. KCEDC Spokesperson Lynn Kroll says they are putting together information and answering questions ahead of a presentation they plan to make at the next county board meeting on October 20th.
Kroll points to the KCEDC’s efforts to develop its local workforce as one of its biggest achievements. The KCEDC has in the past organized career days for area schools to experience local jobs available to them in the manufacturing and agriculture industries.