Community Development

Sturgeon Bay - Downtown
In addition to working with individual businesses, the Door County Economic Development Corporation also works on programs and initiatives to continually improve the local business climate and the area’s preparedness for economic development. Through professional consultants, significant local input and consensus building, we address the myriad issues that affect business and economic growth on the peninsula, including infrastructure, planning, legislative issues and workforce housing.

Economic Development Adjustment Plan

A strategic economic plan that will serve as a pathway to the future economic growth in the county over the next five to ten years. Community Development – EDAP.

Legislative Day

A bi-annual trip to the state capital in Madison to bring an agenda of Door County issues directly to state government leaders. Community Development – Legislative Day.

Capital For The Day

On July 14, 2005 Governor Jim Doyle proclaimed Door County as the Capital of Wisconsin for the day. Community Development – Capital for the Day.

Technology Council

The DCEDC Tech Council has been working since 2000 to improve reliability and access to telecommunications technology for the entire county. Community Development – Technolgy Council.

Attainable Housing

DCEDC has organized an Attainable Housing Committee for several years to address issues related to affordable worker housing in Door County. Community Development – Attainable Housing.


For many years, DCEDC has taken the lead to improve the local transportation infrastructure. Community Development – Transportation.

Shipbuilding Cluster Master Plan

In 2004, DCEDC released the findings of the Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding Cluster Master Plan, developed to address the future infrastructure needs of a leading industry cluster in Door County. Community Development – Shipbuilding Cluster Master Plan.

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