Topic: Talent, Growth and Development in the NEW

Program Details:


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NEWregionNew North, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, regional marketing and economic development organization fostering collaboration among private and public sector leaders throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin, known as the New North region. New North is a regional partner to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the State of Wisconsin, as well as local economic development partners and represents more than 100 private Investors. New North has Six Key Initiatives:

  1. Attract, develop and retain diverse talent
  2. Foster targeted industry clusters and new markets
  3. Support an entrepreneurial climate and small business
  4. Encourage educational attainment
  5. Elevate sustainability as an economic driver
  6. Promote the regional brand

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About the Speaker:

Jerry MurphyJerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy is the Executive Director of New North, an eighteen county regional marketing and economic development organization serving Northeastern Wisconsin. New North is charged with coordinating and implementing a regional development strategy that includes several collaborative work programs focused on: workforce development, business development, regional branding and marketing. Murphy is the first Executive Director for New North, beginning that position in 2006. Prior experiences include: organization and management of four organizations start ups (including New North), extensive technical support to small business owners and entrepreneurs, financial and business planning, public-private underwriting for business credit, regional branding, target marketing and industry cluster organization-by-target markets. This 30 year career path was enabled by opportunities provided by UMOS, Michigan Tech. University, Gogebic Community College, the Gogebic County Economic Development Corporation, Michigan State University-Extension, the Buffalo-Niagara Enterprise and New North. Murphy completed his BA