New North, Inc. works with a network of economic development professionals collectively called the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP). This group provides hands-on support and programming for existing and prospective New North businesses.

The group offers:

  • Community-specific economic development programs;
  • Access to workforce and training programs;
  • Information about local buildings, sites, industrial/commercial parks;
  • Financing program support and technical direction;
  • Technical support for business development projects;
  • Local advocacy and liaison for resident and new business investment; and
  • Community and state program liaison.

To contact individual county resources, explore the region via our interactive map.

History and Scope of NEWREP

NEWREP was created in 2002, when then-Governor Scott McCallum announced the creation of the "Build Wisconsin" program. The program was designed with the goal of creating a higher standard of living and enhancing the overall economic climate in Wisconsin through cooperative regional partnerships.

NEWREP is comprised of 16 northeast Wisconsin counties plus the Menominee Tribe. While NEWREP's focus is on businesses engaged in research and the development of advanced products, NEWREP also assists businesses that use advanced technology in their production, operations or manufacturing processes.

NEWREP's members have additionally elected to collaborative solutions that can result in real, regional impact.  By working together we can achieve broader economic and business development objectives, enhancing the entire region's economic and business development environment and our overal quality of life.

NEWREP Board of Directors Listing

Current Work:

Annually NEWREP hosts a Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest.  See more details and information see the Business Plan Contest page.


President: Connie Loden, Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County, 202 North Eighth Street, Suite 101, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0813, Telephone: (920) 482-0540, E-mail:, (Manitowoc County Member)

President Emeritus: Steve Sengstock, Executive Director, Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc., 1263 S. Main Street, P. O. Box 35, Shawano, WI 54166-0035, Telephone: (715) 526-5839,  E-mail: (Shawano County Member)

For more detailed prospect information, feel free to contact:

Ann Duginske, R&D Project Manager, New North, Inc.,1716 Lawrence Drive, De Pere, WI 54115, 920.336.3860 (office)

Other Prospect Resources

New North Partners Map - Use this map to find local and regional business resources with contact information for business Incubators, chambers of commerce, economic development entities, educational resources, region-wide resources and more.

New North, Inc.
1716 Lawrence Dr.
De Pere, WI 54115
920.336.3860 (office)
920.617.6073 (fax)


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