Wisconsin: FreshTech, Wisconsin’s only Master Planned and Mixed Use Innovation Community

October 1 – 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Attracting and keeping talent has proven a challenge for many small Midwestern Communities as our educated youth generally flock to larger, more exciting metropolitan areas. This is the story on how Sheboygan County, Wisconsin is planning to challenge the notion that the opportunity for careers, knowledge exchange and open-mindedness can be found in a smaller community by establishing an Innovation District. Rural America it is time to invest in creating a critical mass of programming, systems and places for the open exchanges of ideas, entrepreneurship that top-tier talent is looking for. By combining a high-quality family life associated with rural Midwest with an open forum for local innovation can be a unique combination for those seeking Someplace Better.


Dane Checolinski

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC): Director