The future strength of the Door County Peninsula economy is highly dependent upon the success and growth of businesses that already exist in Door County. The Door County Economic Development Corporation works with existing businesses on an ongoing basis to determine the health and strength of the local economy. DCEDC staff and volunteer members of our Business Retention committee work to make local companies stronger by identifying and helping address their business needs.
DCEDC staff and volunteers regularly meet with area business owners and leaders to discuss a number of important topics
- Address issues with local government
- Identify resources that foster business success
- Refer information to appropriate policy makers
- Uncover trends affecting local business conditions
Since 2010, DCEDC staff and Business Retention committee volunteers conducted more than 60 business retention interviews with a diverse group of local manufacturing, service, construction, retail and tourism businesses to thank them for doing business in the county and to assist them in resolving any issues constraining their growth. Staff and volunteers continued to utilize Executive Pulse, an on-line business retention software package being employed throughout Northeast Wisconsin, which allows for data mining and reporting capabilities on both the local and regional level. Findings from Executive Pulse are included in the DCEDC Annual Report.
For more information about DCEDC Business Retention efforts, or to volunteer, contact Sam Perlman, Economic Development Manager.
DCEDC Business Retention Volunteers
Sheila Curtin – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Leslie Gast - Baylake Bank
Ken Glasheen - Baylake Bank
Carol Karls - Wisconsin Public Service
Rick Konop – Be’s Coffee & Vending
Steve McNeil – City of Sturgeon Bay
Sandy Orsted - Hoffman
Bob Tidball - Town of Liberty Grove
Robert Zubella – Isaksen Realty