The Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation launched a partnership to promote Kewaunee County’s economic diversity and growth. The KCEDC and Greater Green Bay Chamber are teaming up in hopes of mutually benefitting both areas. KCEDC Executive Director, Ben Nelson, says part of the desire for partnering is that economic development doesn’t just happen within local boundaries. Nelson added that it makes sense to look throughout the region in raising awareness for marketing the Kewaunee County and greater Green Bay areas. Nelson hopes teaming up with the GGBC will allow the two areas to leverage their unique resources together towards positive economic outcomes.
Nelson mentions that Kewaunee County will now be provided better delivery services as they’ll be able to leverage the GGBC’s team to do more business retention and expansion visits. Nelson finds this to be a critical component of coming out of the pandemic crisis. These visits, along with enhanced data collection ability can help check the pulse of area businesses to see what they need and how the last year treated them. Nelson views this merger as a win for Brown County as well.
While the partnership has a shared focus on coming out of the pandemic well, there is also enthusiasm for what this can mean for years to come.