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Hello Investors, Partners & Friends!
Last week, the Fox Cities Regional Partnership revealed the results of our annual Economic Outlook Survey, in which 200+ Fox Cities businesses report how the previous year treated their companies, and how they see the new year (2016) shaking out. The results are promising! 70 percent of respondents indicated that gross sales were higher in 2015 than the previous year - the largest percentage since 2000. 53 percent of companies also reported that employment was ahead of the year prior - again, the highest percentage since 2000. 27 percent of firms - from retail to healthcare, banking to manufacturing - told us that they anticipate a capital expansion/investment in 2016. Click here to see the full survey results.

In addition to these encouraging statistics, the new year has also brought new financial support to our Regional Partnership from the public sector. As a public-private entity, our success is in large part dependent on working effectively with our municipal partners to create a more business-friendly climate, support the creation of good-paying jobs, and provide a higher quality of life for Fox Cities residents. We welcome these eight new municipalities into our family of investors and thank all of them for their commitment to work together on behalf of our entire region.
 
All My Best,
Manny Vasquez
Vice President, Economic Development
Fox Cities Regional Partnership
Success in the Fox Cities
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PARTNERSHIPS
 Northeast Wisconsin Chamber Coalition Wage & Benefit Study. Ensure your compensation is fair.


TALENT
Who's the best WI employer for a young professional? Nominate a Fox Cities employer for the 2016 Bubbler Awards by Feb. 26!

REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE:
1035 W Navitus Drive
Grand Chute, I-41 access
2 to 30 acres, contiguous

WHY THE FOX CITIES
"People in the Fox Cities are extremely approachable." Y oung professionals are choosing the Fox Cities.

PLACEMAKING
The Artery
Music, Mischief & Art at the Fox Cities Urban Market.
Saturday, April 30.

 
FC DATA FEED
Fox Cities Regional Partnership uses many data sources to gain insights into the regional economy.

INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: BMO Harris Bank
Established in 1882 as Harris Bank, BMO Harris Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the Midwest serving personal, commercial and affluent customers. 

We focus on building relationships with a vision to be the bank that defines great customer experience - building that reputation with new customers and deepening it with existing customers. We're building our presence and making it easier for customers to do business with us through an integrated network of branches, mobile banking, online banking and ATMs, along with the expertise of our mortgage specialists, commercial bankers and financial planners. Our goal in everything we do is to help our customers make sense of complexity, make better choices in investing, saving and borrowing and have confidence. We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services. We have a deep commitment to the communities where our employees work and live.  Learn more here.

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