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Best States for Manufacturing

Although location drivers vary across specific manufacturing site selection projects, they typically include a mix of location factors customized around the needs of the company. Site Selection Group, which provides site selection services for manufacturing operations, recommends developing a set of balanced criteria when choosing the location for a new manufacturing plant. To find out where […]

New Era of Ghost Towns?

Steve R. Jenkins, CEcD President Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation October 3, 2016 “According to the USDA, 2010-2014 is the first period of overall population decline on record for rural America as a whole. While there were 230,000 more births than deaths in non-metro counties over that period, 346,000 more people moved out […]

Kondex Raises Funds for Tech Ed, Awareness for Manufacturing

A recent event at Kondex Corporation in Lomira offered an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of American manufacturing while supporting our future manufacturing generation. The Company hosted a tour from I Make America, an advocacy program of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) that promotes pro-manufacturing policies and legislature, as well as a fundraiser brat […]

Green Bay firm buys Retlaw Hotel

Article originally printed by The Reporter FOND DU LAC – The new owners of the Retlaw Plaza Hotel in Fond du Lac say they are ready to breathe new life into a historic landmark. Michael Frantz of Frantz Community Investors (FCI) in Green Bay purchased the Retlaw for $908,250. The sale was approved Wednesday by Fond du Lac […]

IGNITE! Business Success Network Expands – More Resources Mean More Success for Entrepreneurs

IGNITE! Business Success has added its 18th partner, Junior Achievement -Winnebago Region, to the entrepreneurial network’s educational resources. Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Patti Warmenhoven, Director of JA Winnebago Region, is excited to join […]

Mercury Marine SeaPro FourStroke Gains Popularity in Commercial Marketplace

FOND DU LAC, WI–(June 24, 2016) – Boaters around the world are quickly realizing that Mercury Marine’s family of SeaPro FourStroke outboard engines are the perfect match for high-hour applications and harsh environments. TowBoatUS, which operates more than 600 boats in the U.S., are making the switch to Mercury’s SeaPro on some of its fleet, […]

Film on FDL sturgeon spearers hits Netflix

Lake Winnebago is a great place to sturgeon spear if that’s your type of thing. Whether it is or not, a fantastic documentary on the subject is now featured on Netflix. The Reporter tells us more.

Group of FDL Young Professionals Tackle 2-Day Pop-Up Crêpe Café

A small group of local young professionals has been inspired to create a fun event in Fond du Lac under their newly-formed Pop-Up Fond du Lac initiative. The inaugural event of the Pop-Up Fond du Lac group will be a Pop-Up Crêpe Café bringing together great food, local art, and music. The Pop-Up Crêpe Café […]

Young entrepreneurs out in force for Lemonade Day

Article courtesy of the Reporter On a perfect Saturday in May, motorcycles cruised Main Street, trees burst with the first blossoms of the season and lemonade stands lined many thoroughfares in town. A total of 35 stands were spread throughout the city and 15 more dotted the southern villages of Lomira, Eden, Campbellsport and Brownsville. Fond du Lac’s Lemonade Day […]

Mercury Marine announces manufacturing expansion

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (April 29, 2016) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is adding a 53,000 square foot manufacturing capacity expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and an additional 8,000 square feet of office […]