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InDevelopment 2018 to highlight what’s next for Titletown District

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 :: Connections , Up Front
Jessica Thiel
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

The greater Green Bay area has much to celebrate with the debut of the Green Bay Packers’ Titletown District. The region, however, isn’t resting on that success.

Sure, the attraction opened its ice skating rink, Ariens Hill, 46 Below Bistro and the Rockwood Terrace event space, but new developments lie ahead. Details on those and other projects from around the New North will be the focus of the ninth annual InDevelopment conference at Lambeau Field.

Slated for Tuesday, March 13, the afternoon features developer briefings at 3 p.m., with talks on plans for Phase 2 of the Titletown District and an overview of greater Green Bay development.

The development plan continues for the nearly 45-acre Titletown District, a mixed-use commercial area just west of Lambeau Field. Representatives from the Packers leadership team will share their vision and discuss opportunities for the next phase of Titletown.

The final part of Phase 1 of the district, TitletownTech, a partnership between the Packers and Microsoft, is set to open this fall. It’s aimed at driving economic growth and job creation in Wisconsin, providing a state-of-the-art workspace designed to help spur technological development. Plans for Phase 2 of the district include a residential component and further commercial and retail development.

Kevin Vonck, development director for the City of Green Bay, will discuss several redevelopment efforts in the city including the Shipyard and Rail Yard districts on Broadway, ongoing projects at the East Town Mall and University Avenue, and prospects for the Legends District and Velp Avenue.

The program kicks off at 2:30 p.m. with keynote speaker Willie Buchanon, an NFL All-Pro, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame defensive back and owner/broker of Buchanon & Associates, a professional real estate service company in Oceanside, Calif.

The event is designed to bring together commercial and economic development professionals and others interested in commercial real estate and related industries. The day culminates in high-powered networking and an opportunity for all municipalities to share their development plans from 4 to 7 p.m.

InDevelopment 2018

» Tuesday, March 13

» 2-7 p.m.

» Lambeau Field, Green Bay

» Tickets: $35 through Feb. 28, $45 starting March 1, $50 at the door

» For more information or to register: insightonbusiness.com/events/indevelopment

Innovation Award applications due Feb. 16

Winners to be named at Insight’s THINC! event May 10 at UW-Fox Valley

Do you know an innovative company? Could it be yours? Contact Insight and that company will be considered for an Insight Innovation Award.

The Insight Innovation Awards are designed to encourage innovation among businesses in Northeast Wisconsin that lead to breakthrough technologies, processes and/or company cultures and make an important, positive impact on their companies, employees, customers, vendors, industries, communities and/or the environment.

Award winners will serve as examples of best practices in innovation that significantly improve the bottom line, grow the business or heighten employee morale. They may also prove themselves as innovation leaders in their communities or their industries. Nominees will be notified of their nomination by Insight.

Eligibility: Any company based in the 18-county region of the New North that has been in business for at least one year as of Jan. 1, 2018. Companies may be headquartered outside of the region, but applicants must have leadership in Northeast Wisconsin.

Insight will contact the companies you nominate to encourage them to apply. Applicants will be asked to make the case — in 800 words of less — for how their company is an innovation winner. Applications are due by Feb. 16. For details, go to www.insightonbusiness.com, click on the EVENTS menu and select THINC!

Winners will be announced at the THINC! event May 10 at UW-Fox Valley.

Questions? Contact Insight Editor Margaret LeBrun at [email protected] (920) 882-0491.