Fond du Lac releases targeted industry study

Posted on Mar 15, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) released a new, detailed industry profiles that reveal market opportunities for business growth in this area.

FCEDC completed an in-depth industry analysis for the following seven targeted industries: advanced manufacturing (machinery and metals); advanced materials manufacturing; agribusiness, food processing and technology; biomedical/biotechnical (life sciences); printing and publishing; transportation and logistics; and energy (fossil and renewable), says FCEDC President Brenda Hicks-Sorensen.

These profiles not only gathered employment, sales, concentration of each industry, and other facts for each industry, it also revealed gaps or unmet needs within each industry supply chain. Closing these gaps will result in: job creation; more money brought into and kept in the county; increased competitiveness of each industry overall; and an attractive business environment for the missing or underdeveloped industries with few or local competitors.

Hicks-Sorensen says these gaps are potential market opportunities for existing businesses to expand and/or for new businesses to locate here in Fond du Lac County or within the region.