The Door County Economic Development Corp. (DCEDC) recently unveiled a new, four-year comprehensive workforce development plan called Grow Door County – A Workforce for the Future, at a Sept. 13 Business & Education Partnership Summit.
More than 90 business, education and community leaders attended the summit and participated in the small group discussions. More than 100 people also responded to a brief pre-summit survey.
The Grow Door County – A Workforce for the Future development plan includes three thematic initiatives:
- “Inspired” business and education partnerships that connect students and industry to heighten career awareness, especially in local business.
- Employee recruitment and retention. This initiative means working with local employers to develop the resources necessary to successfully retain and recruit new employees and new families in the community. This initiative could include an online talent attraction publication, supporting the NexGen Young Professionals Network, monitoring statewide plant closings for out-of-area workforce recruitment efforts, educating local companies in best practices in workforce retention and recruitment, and exploring the feasibility of a local high school alumni network.
- Workforce housing development, which means working with municipalities to build the inventory of housing units, focusing on additional multi-family housing options. This initiative would include homebuyer education and seasonal workforce housing.
For more information or to get involved in one of the working committees overseeing these initiatives contact the DCEDC at 920.743.3113.