Door County alumnus Jake Cummings has joined the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), energized to facilitate business growth in the community he loves.
After graduating from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in economics, the Sturgeon Bay High School graduate spent fewer than two years in Denver before he and wife, Maddie – a Sturgeon Bay High School alumna – felt the pull of home.
“I missed the small-town sense of community and being connected to everyone. You can’t hide from anything – which is both a good and bad thing sometimes,” Cummings said, laughing.
He has brought that community-minded spirit and a strong background in finance and economics to his new role as the DCEDC’s director of business development.
“Our main goal is to be a resource to all businesses in Door County,” he said. “To keep businesses in the county and help them grow.”
Cummings said he and the DCEDC want to get resources and accurate information into the hands of the business community clearly and quickly.
“We have a great grasp of the community and a strong outreach,” he said. “All we need is more visibility and for people to know we’re here to help.”
Cummings recommends that local businesses that want to use DCEDC’s resources simply get in touch.
“People can email me or call my cell phone,” he said. “No question is too small, and if we don’t have the answers, we’ll point you in the right direction.”
To learn more, contact Cummings at [email protected] or 920.634.6681.If you’re an alumnus or alumna of Door County who would like to highlight a local business by sharing your involvement with it, email Vanessa McGowan at [email protected].