Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation: Sheboygan County recognized for top workforce development program

Contact: Jim Schuessler

Business Development Specialist | Phone: (920) 452-2350

Inspire Sheboygan County Featured in National Publication

Sheboygan, WI – In a recent best-practices guide by Ady Advantage, a leading national site selection and community marketing consulting firm, recognized INSPIRE Sheboygan County, powered by Career Cruising, to be one of six programs highlighted in “The Talent Toolbox for Economic Developers.”

As Sheboygan County’s GDP growth is in the top 20% of the nation and with the strongest job growth in eastern Wisconsin since the great recession, a partnership between local employers and area schools to provide an online connection for job shadows, internships, summer jobs and even scholarships. These interactions are coordinated by INSPIRE Sheboygan County and has blossomed in the abundance of opportunities available to students.

INSPIRE Sheboygan County Executive Director, Nikki Kiss stated, “Although the concept is not unique in the United States, we have the one of highest utilizations in the Nation. Sheboygan County schools do an excellent job of embedding career planning, which drives 10,000 student log-ins per month.” Kiss also noted, “The local employers who partner with INSPIRE continues to grow with 65 companies currently participating.”

With a long history of cooperation, Sheboygan County has become a leader in workforce development programs designed to connect and train individuals to the 2,800+ available jobs within 25 miles of Sheboygan.

Those interested in learning more about INSPIRE Sheboygan County can contact Nikki Kiss at (920) 457-9491.


The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a countywide private/public partnership, leading economic development efforts to improve the economic wellbeing and long-term prosperity of the businesses, residents and communities of Sheboygan County, through collaborative retention, expansion and attraction efforts for business and employment development. The SCEDC leverages a variety of tools available to encourage business growth and job creation. Key performance indicators tapped by SCEDC track and measure businesses assisted and resources leveraged. By applying many tools to assist businesses and communities and help them succeed, SCEDC achieves increased economic prosperity for Sheboygan County.