WI Commerce wins award for Mercury Marine initiatives

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
Margaret LeBrun
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For its collaborative efforts to keep Mercury
Marine in Fond du Lac, the Wisconsin Department of Commerce has been named as
one of the top finalists in 2010 Corporate Investment & Community Impact
(CiCi) Awards, presented by Trade & Industry Development magazine.

“We are appreciative of the honor bestowed on
us by the publishers of Trade & Industry Development for recognizing the
tremendous group effort to keep Mercury Marine in Wisconsin,” says Doyle. “It
is through regionalized cooperation that we are strongest, when we all work
together for the good of Wisconsin’s overall economy.

Mercury
Marine, which was founded in Wisconsin, has provided jobs and investment in the
state for more than 70 years. When the outboard motor company threatened to shut
down operations in the state and move them to Oklahoma, state and local
officials rallied. Doyle, the Fond du Lac Economic Development Corp. led by
Brenda Hicks-Sorenson and other county and city officials, along with the
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers worked together
to provide incentives to help save both the company and the 2,000 individuals
it employs.

With more than 1,000 project submissions from
throughout North America, this project was chosen as one of only 15 finalists
for the Impact division of the CiCi Awards. This project will be highlighted in
the March/April issue of Trade & Industry Development.

For
more information on Commerce programs and services, contact the Commerce area
development manager at www.commerce.wi.gov/BD/BD-Fax-0901.html

– Margaret LeBrun

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