From high-profile projects such as the Oshkosh Corp. world headquarters to impactful developments like the soon-to-be-constructed Oshkosh Food Co-op, Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Jason White says progress is happening throughout the city.
That momentum makes Oshkosh an ideal location for Insight’s 11th annual InDevelopment conference. The event, which will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, draws commercial and economic development leaders from Northeast Wisconsin and beyond.
Michael Belot, senior vice president of Bucks Ventures and Development for the Milwaukee Bucks, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. He’ll share successes his organization has seen in building the Deer District in Milwaukee and establishing it as one of the city’s premier destinations.
Belot, who develops and implements the strategic real estate and business growth objectives for the Bucks, will discuss the organization’s work on developing distinctive residential, hotel and office space with best-in-class external partners using a mix of self-development and joint ventures.
Following the 2:30 p.m. keynote, developer briefings will begin at 3 p.m., with economic development leaders on hand to network and discuss opportunities surrounding many of the region’s most important development projects. Networking follows from 4 to 7 p.m.
The event is ideally suited for construction companies, financial institutions, municipalities, developers and companies interested in learning more about top projects.
The success of Milwaukee’s Deer District could serve as inspiration and a template for development projects in other municipalities, including Oshkosh, which is home to the Milwaukee Bucks’ G League team, the Wisconsin Herd, which will wrap its third season in March. Oshkosh continues to develop the Sawdust District, which is home to the Menominee Nation Arena.
Elsewhere in Oshkosh, the recently completed Oshkosh Corp. headquarters has spurred other development in the Oshkosh Avenue corridor, including recreational trails, a newly approved park concept, plans for a new hotel and office and medical buildings, and a new Bank First National branch.
Downtown Oshkosh continues to see both development and redevelopment projects, White says. The Oshkosh Food Co-op plans to build a grocery store in the BRIO Building in the city’s downtown.
Wednesday, March 18, 2-7 p.m.
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh
Cost: $45 in advance, $50 at the door insightonbusiness.com/event/indevelopment