Input Sought on Northern Door Makerspace

A new collaboration between Northern Door business leaders and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) could create a high-tech, all-ages “makerspace” for the Door Peninsula. They are seeking feedback about possibly establishing resources to support inventors who want to build a new product, residents who want to sell goods or services and kids interested in STEM exploration.

The idea arose from discussions among leaders in the Liberty Grove area who were looking for ways to spur economic development and retain young talent in the area. They approached NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn to outline a proposed collaboration. Rafn brought in Dean Stewart, Dean for Corporate Training and Economic Development for the NWTC District, who now facilitates the group. They are considering the idea of providing additional programing to Northern Door and bringing in equipment that could support new product development and exploration.

Now, the group of local officials, business owners, residents and NWTC are seeking public input regarding creating a small regional learning center in northern Door County. The public is asked to participate in two upcoming feedback opportunities: complete the survey at or attend the open house at the Liberty Grove Town Hall on May 7, 10 am – 2 pm.

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