Subject: New North Industry News 12-22-2020

New North Inc. unveils Talent Hub and IntelTracker workforce and economic data tools to assist employers, current and prospective employees
Available resources and data will inform decision-making, facilitation of upskilling

NEW NORTH, December 17, 2020 – A pair of dynamic, new workforce-related tools – the New North Talent Hub and the New North IntelTracker – have been created by New North Inc., the regional economic development corporation serving the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin. Both are operational and ready to assist current and prospective members of the workforce, employers in the region, area educators, government and economic-development organizations, and industry associations.

The New North Talent Hub is designed to meet the region’s current need for reskilling and retraining of a large portion of the workforce, facilitating moves into in-demand jobs.

The website can be found at

The New North IntelTracker, integrated into the Talent Hub, is designed to complement its efforts, collecting and analyzing data and information for trends, disruptions and opportunities. The results are published on a public platform that provides a forward-looking, strategy-informing resource for businesses, government entities, educational institutions and non-profit organizations within the New North region.

The website can be found at

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January 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - has become the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards. It is the central HUB for the entire federal awards community–assistance, grants and procurement. General Services Administration (GSA) went public with the new site last August.

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13TH ANNUAL END OF YEAR FEDERAL CONTRACTOR UPDATE – VIRTUAL - January 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - presented by National Contract Management Association (NCMA) WI Chapter, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Great Lakes Chapter and the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) - Join Wisconsin’s Federal contractors and subcontractors for this annual event. Keep up to date with this series of briefings focusing on changes and challenges in DOD/ Federal contracting - 
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Task Force on Climate Change Releases Report Including Over 50 Strategies to Begin Addressing the Climate Crisis

MADISON — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes today announced the release of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change Report. The report includes 55 climate solutions across nine sectors that will lay the foundation for the state to better adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change, while also seeking environmental justice and economic opportunities in renewable energy and conservation.

To learn more about the work of the task force and to read the full report, please visit

Converters Expo: April 19-20, 2021

Converters Expo connects manufacturers of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. The event has seen great growth in the last 14 years, and more than 800 attendees are expected in 2021. Located in the nation's top Converting Corridor, Converters Expo is THE place to find manufacturing partners, explore testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables, and see the latest in flexo printing and packaging.
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