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a great place
to grow​

Retain

Retaining existing businesses in our area is one of Progress Lakeshore’s building blocks. We want companies to stay here, enhance our community, and grow economic opportunity for the Manitowoc area. If you’re based in Manitowoc County, looking to expand or in need of resources to help your business, click here.

Grow

Growth is a thing of beauty & we’re always working to help ideas bloom. Progress Lakeshore works with start-ups and entrepreneurs, even at the very beginning of their journey, to help their plans flourish. We see your dreams as the businesses of the future. If you’re looking to start down the path of entrepreneurship and looking for resources, click here.

Attract

Manitowoc County has so much to offer. Who doesn’t want to live on the #CoolestCoast? At Progress Lakeshore, we do what we can to attract both new businesses and new talent to our area. We are always on a mission to grow our workforce, bring in new companies to plant their roots here, and show off our amazing community. Want to know more? Click here.

Progress Lakeshore is a proud partner of Coolest Coast – a brand that the community can rally behind, that accentuates what truly makes this area the coolest coast. The more we shine a light on great attributes in our community, the more they can be appreciated, creating an awareness of the unsurpassed quality of life along the lakeshore.

2020 Manitowoc County Pitch 

Manitowoc County Pitch is a business pitch event in which the winners will get up to $1000 prize money and will automatically qualify for the December 3rd Hatch Regional Finale in Green Bay presented by New North. The pitch will be a 3-5 minute presentation followed by a 3-5 minute Q&A by the judges.

Date: November 17th 2020
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Held Virtually – Zoom meeting

Entries are open from October 1st – November 3rd.

Our Mission

It is our goal to be a leader in the community – promoting economic growth and enhancing the quality of life in our area. We work tirelessly to retain, grow, and attract businesses, workforce, and entrepreneurs to Manitowoc County. We collaborate with local & regional organizations to expand our reach and assist everyone, from small start-ups to large corporations, with any aspect of business finance, planning, or development.

Meet the Team