What We Do

All of the technical services provided by Progress Lakeshore are confidential and free of charge. In addition to the services listed here, we also periodically offer classes and workshops. Watch our homepage and newsletter for upcoming events!

Existing Business Development

  • Workforce retention
  • Expansion planning
  • Business assessments and planning
  • Financial structuring
  • Regulatory assistance

Entrepreneurial Assistance

  • Start-up assessments
  • Business planning
  • Locating financing
  • Site selection

Community Initiatives

  • Economic development training
  • Business retention programs
  • Economic impact assessments
  • Infrastructure development

Workforce Initiatives

  • Education and training programs

Business Attraction and Recruitment

  • Site and building development
  • Demographic and regulatory data



To lead diversified economic development in order to improve the long-term prosperity of the business community and residents of Manitowoc County.


To lead the delivery of economic development services in Manitowoc County in collaboration with the public and private sectors to facilitate the creation of quality jobs, diversify the local economy and improve the overall quality of life.

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