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Hello Investors, Partners & Friends,

Last week, Graphic Packaging International announced it will be closing its Menasha facility by the end of the year. The 70-year-old facility is home to more than 220 Fox Cities employees, some of whom will be receiving layoff notices as early as July.  

Even though the decision to close the plant was driven by economics and corporate strategy – and not by a negative experience doing business in the Fox Cities – the announcement is certainly a blow to the local economy.

Fox Cities Regional Partnership and other area partners have responded quickly to the news in an effort to mitigate the impact of the plant closure. A meeting with the company’s leadership in Menasha was held earlier this week to discuss ways to promote local job opportunities to employees, as well as bring another company into the facility as soon as possible.

For more information on how the Regional Partnership works to turn challenging news such as this into opportunities, check out the "Partnerships" section below.

All My Best,
Manny Vasquez
Vice President, Economic Development
Fox Cities Regional Partnership
TALENT
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FOX CITIES FACTS
As the baby boomers retire, and the millennials enter the workforce, the labor market will grow tighter and tighter.
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PARTNERSHIPS
Graphic Packaging International (GPI) announced it will be closing its Menasha plant by the end of 2016...
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PLACEMAKING
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REAL ESTATE
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LOCAL SUCCESS
After decades of serving customers in the foundry tooling and raw casting markets, Valley Pattern, Inc. and Central Brass…
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INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: CITY OF MENASHA



Menasha is a city of 17,437 located on the north west shore of Lake Winnebago and the mouth of the Fox River. Our neighborhoods are filled with diverse and friendly people; head to the eastern side of the City and you'll find a suburban lifestyle with convenient access to major retail areas both north and west. Menasha's riverfront downtown is seeing a revival filled with art, restaurants, and history. Visit our parks and trails, explore our history, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere that is our community.

More info at:
http://www.cityofmenasha-wi.gov/content/community/index.php


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