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Door County Economic Development Corporation

Door County Economic Development Corporation is the central economic development organization for Door County and its communities.


The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is the public/private economic development partnership serving Door County and its communities focused existing business, targeted business attraction, entrepreneurial development, and workforce development. DCEDC also owns and operates the Door County Business Center, an business incubator for start-up businesses. The Center offers co-working space as well as entrepreneurial education. The DCEDC manages two revolving loan funds (RLF) for business growth and sustainability. Services are only provided to clients who live within: Door County but at times cooperatively with Kewaunee County.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Watershed Planning

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking and Associations

  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification

Space and Equipment

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development

Training and Education

  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactSteve Jenkins
Address185 E. Walnut Street
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
Phone(920) 421-3777