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Fond du Lac County Cost of Living Index Remains Below National Average

The Cost of Living Index (COLI) for Fond du Lac County has decreased slightly from last quarter; remaining below the national average. At 94.6, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living in Fond du Lac County is 5.4% below the national average of 100.0. Our county continues to be a very affordable place […]

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 […]

Mercury Wins State Safety Award

FOND DU LAC – Engine-maker Mercury Marine was presented an award for safety, one of 15 companies statewide to earn the distinction this year. The Wisconsin Safety Council, a provider of safety training, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development recently selected Mercury Marine for the 2016 Wisconsin Corporate Safety award. “We are delighted and honored to earn […]

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 […]

Fond du Lac Metro Job Growth in the Information Sector

The Fond du Lac metro area (Fond du Lac County) continues to experience impressive job growth in Information-related jobs. These types of jobs transcend many sectors and are essential to business growth and success as more and more decisions are data-driven. Jobs in the Information Sector include such occupations as software developers, research scientists, database […]

Largest Expansion in Alliance Laundry Systems History Approved

RIPON, Wis. – (May 11, 2016) – Alliance Laundry Systems (Alliance), the leading global commercial laundry equipment provider, announced that a proposed $62.6 million expansion to its Ripon campus has been formally approved by the company’s Board of Directors. Investment incentives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Fond du Lac County through the Fond […]

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 […]