SCEDC earns State Organizational Excellence Award (SBDC provided support)

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) was named the recipient of the Organizational Excellence Award at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s (WEDA) Governor’s Conference on Economic Development in February 2018. Forged in the heart of the great recession, in eight years the SCEDC has registered nearly 100 successful projects catalyzing $239 million of investment. These projects impacted 4,000 jobs and utilized $38 million in nontraditional financing and incentives. Among the achievements noted in the award include the strong partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay. In 2016 the SBDC announced that 30% of all capital raised for Wisconsin SBDC-assisted projects occurred in Sheboygan County, even with the County representing only 2% of the state’s population. UW-Green Bay lecturer Ryan Kauth is a WEDA member.