Area projects win state economic development awards

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Lorissa Banuelos and Connie Loden of The New North.

Three area organizations and projects were recognized today with Wisconsin Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDAs).

During the awards ceremony in Madison, the New North Supply Chain Marketplace, the Grand Kakalin project in Kaukauna and the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh were all honored. The CEDA Awards program was established by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) to recognize businesses, projects and organizations that make significant contributions to Wisconsin’s economy.

Randy Stadtmueller of Stadtmueller & Associates and Brian Rosin of Expera Specialty Solutions accept the award for the Grand Kakalin project.

The New North Supply Chain Marketplace won in the Economic Development Initiative category, which honors innovative community and economic development efforts that successfully promote growth and prosperity in Wisconsin communities.

The Grand Kakalin project, which converted a historic paper mill and surrounding area into a new Kaukauna library and office space, was honored in the Private-Public Partnership category, which honors projects, programs or initiatives that have been successful due to exceptional collaboration between the public and private sectors.

The Menominee Nation Arena received an award in the Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse category, which honors innovative real estate redevelopment or reuse projects that have had a positive impact on a community’s economy, including job growth and increased tax base.


Greg Pierce of the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh and Jason White of Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp.

For more than 40 years, WEDA has been dedicated to expanding Wisconsin’s economy through advocacy, education and providing resources to promote economic growth.

“WEDA is excited to partner with the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, Wisconsin Counties Association, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to present the CEDA Awards and celebrate the dedicated efforts of business and organizations across the state to advance Wisconsin’s economy,” WEDA Executive Director Brian Doudna said in a statement.