Grow North Regional Economic Development

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp.

The new executive director of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation brings a unique background to the job.

Brittany Beyer most recently was director at The Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River. Beyer is a native of Illinois and spent almost two decades in New York City working within the arts and culture field before relocating to the Northwoods in 2016.

Her husband is a native of the Northwoods... 

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp.

A Northwoods regional economic development group has a new leader and she says she's already learning about issues here in the north.

Doris McAllister recently was announced as Executive Director of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation.

McAllister says they are helping to implement a new software package in area schools along with the continuing growth of FAB LABS. She says the FAB LABS will help local citizens get their manufacturing ideas into action.

She says workforce issues are where she's being drawn, including the wood industry....

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp.

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation is hosting its 1st annual Legislative Update in Three Lakes Monday morning.(May 22)

Grow North focuses on creating economic development opportunities in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Lincoln, Langlade and three other counties.

President Collette Sorgel says because they have four key initiatives they're working on, they decided to invite Northwoods legislators to the meeting to share what is happening with those issues in Madison.

She says the first topic is broadband expansion..

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp.

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation is looking to build on an ambitious agenda as the organization enters 2017.

The organization works to grow business in eight Northwoods counties, along with representatives from tribal governments and schools.

President Collette Sorgel says the goal is to show that the Northwoods is a region open to economic development and a place to work and raise a family...

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Governor Scott Walker unveiled a new $10 million dollar program designed to help get more workers to businesses, here in the north and other rural areas.

Walker spoke at the Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit in Minocqua Thursday.

The plan is called the Rural Economic Development Initiative, designed to help businesses create more jobs in rural areas for low and moderate income persons. The second component supplies housing for people to work in an area. Walker says this will help alleviate a growing worker shortage. The third component ties to worker training.

Northwoods residents want more high-speed internet service, but most aren't likely to move to get it.

Executive Director for the Regional Econcomic Development Corporation Grow North is Angi Schreiber. Earlier this year, they surveyed the town of Hiles in Forest county, Three Lakes in Oneida county, Florence, and the towns of Presque Isle, Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction in Vilas county. Schreiber says they had a very high return rate of 20 percent. She says a majority of residents will pay more to get better service...

Eight Northwoods towns are participating in a survey to find out just what high-speed internet access needs are in those communities.

From the Grow North Economic Development Corporation website the towns in the survey include Sugar Camp and Three Lakes in Oneida county, Laona and Hiles in Forest county,  Presque Isle, Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction in Vilas county and the town of Florence.

Grow North Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Angi Schreiber says they're looking to get broadband expansion grants from the state to serve the local towns...

The annual membership meeting of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation finds the Northwoods group working to create more jobs in different areas.

The eight-county group is one of nine regional economic development charters. They are funded in part through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Executive Director Angela Schreiber says renewed funding from the state will help the group do more...


The Northwoods regional economic development Corporation...Grow hosting its annual membership meeting in Antigo.

Executive Director Don Sidlowski says the annual meetings gather all the members to look at the successes and goals. He says there has been successes...

Governor Scott Walker says the controversy surrounding his top aides while he was Milwaukee County Executive isn't applicable now because...he says....they aren't around anymore.

Walker says the current administrative team is effective....

"...a handful of people who no longer work with me who are out of the way of state government right now. Instead, the people I have around me are helping us to provide the largest sector job growth we've had in April through December last year...."

The person who watches the state's revenue is coming to the Northwoods this week.

The Executive Director of the regional economic development corporation...Sarah Kapellusch says the group's quarterly meeting this Friday in Tomahawk will welcome a member of Governor Walker's cabinet...


"...we have invited Richard Chandler, Secretary of the Department of Revenue to come up and talk about how the state budget is impacting businesses up here. That includes manufacturing and tax credits...."