DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – A new business and learning hub is coming to Northern Door County, and project leaders would like the community’s input.
The facility is a collaboration between Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and local businesses to spark economic development.
A town hall meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the former Baylake Bank site, 2438 S. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay.
The idea for the high tech facility came from local business leaders who approached NWTC with the concept.
Organizers have received feedback from nearly 300 Door County residents, employers and community leaders.
Ideas include a culinary lab with commercial kitchen; a lab for information technology; and a fabrication lab with equipment.
NWTC is proposing online courses in areas like business and health sciences. Those courses would be held at the Sister Bay site via video conference.
The goal is to spur economic development and keep young talent in the area.
“There’s jobs available for people that are doing electrical work. They’re doing plumbing work. All kinds of things that support normal daily life business. There’s a lot of opportunity for that. There’s opportunity for technology-driven business. It’s a big world out there and you can be located pretty much anywhere, and why not Door County,” said Dean Stewart, Dean of Corporate Training and Economic Development.
Depending on comments from the community, work on the Northern Door learning and business hub could start this fall.