By Tim Kowols
The Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation is depending on its young people to return home after they go away for school. While surrounding counties have experience growth, Kewaunee County’s population has actually dipped since the turn of the 20th century. Combined with the county’s population aging, Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation Board Chairperson Lonnie Vincent says events like last fall’s manufacturing day at NEW Plastics and D&S Machine Service in Luxemburg help show future generations that the area is attractive to stay to live and work.
Vincent hopes the manufacturing day becomes a semi-annual event, opening doors to other businesses to high school students in Kewaunee County.