Gov. Jim Doyle, D-Wis., has announced that The New North Inc. will receive a $100,000 regional marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce to help the organization promote Northeast Wisconsin's wind energy industry.
The New North is a regional collaboration focused on promoting regional cooperation and economic development in an 18-county region in northeast Wisconsin.
‘The wind energy industry is one of our organization's targeted industry clusters, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to promote our region as the premier location for engineering, component development and production, project management and worker training related to this industry,’ says Jerry Murphy, executive director of The New North.
The New North helped establish Wisconsin Wind Works, a consortium of manufacturers representing the wind manufacturing supply chain within Wisconsin. The group has published a supply-chain directory for the industry in Wisconsin, which provides detailed information on over 200 companies in the state that provide a range of services for the wind energy industry.
SOURCE: The New North Inc.