Our mission is to provide the core programming and coordination necessary to catalyze, support and invigorate the local innovation ecosystem.

Fresh Water

Situated next to the white sand beaches of the fourth largest body of fresh water on Earth. No other site in the Midwest offers such an experience.

Fresh Ideas

A hub where people, companies, entrepreneurs and educators connect and collaborate to solve industry challenges.

Fresh Talent

A vibrant urban center surrounded by affordable, family-friendly and safe communities to draw in and inspire talent.

Fresh Water

Situated next to the white sand beaches of the fourth largest body of fresh water on Earth. No other site in the Midwest offers such an experience.

Fresh Ideas

A hub where people, companies, entrepreneurs and educators connect and collaborate to solve industry challenges.

Fresh Talent

A vibrant urban center surrounded by affordable, family-friendly and safe communities to draw in and inspire talent.

Patents filed in 2019.  Since 2007, Sheboygan County has produced a patent every three days.

What is FreshTech?

FreshTech, located in Sheboygan, is Wisconsin’s only Innovation Community. It is a half-mile master-planned area designed for collaboration and co-working, stimulating events, research labs, makerspace and urban housing originating on 1,600 feet of white sand beach along Lake Michigan.

FreshTech’s goal is to provide employees and entrepreneurs with a refreshing experience by encouraging collaboration with other thought leaders within a rich innovative environment.

FreshTech Location

  • On the coast of Lake Michigan
  • Downtown Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Along I-43 between Milwaukee and Green Bay
  • In #SomeplaceBetter

Development of the District

The City of Sheboygan has master planned several blocks along the Indiana Avenue corridor. Learn why investing in this area can add value to your business.

Makerspace Study

The study will help determine the kinds of classes, tools, and member participation is right for Sheboygan County ‘makers.’

Wisconsin IoT Council

A professional membership driven organization that promotes Wisconsin and the Midwest as the epicenter for IoT.

FreshTech Events

Events hosted by FreshTech are 1) inclusive, 2) provide for personal development, 3) enhances the entrepreneurship ecoystem and 4) creates opportunities to share ideas.

What is an Innovation District?

Why Here?

Larger cohorts of employees are seeking an urban environment with attributes of a suburb like strong schools and neighborhoods. FreshTech presents the opportunity to build on our LIVE, WORK, PLAY assets.

Why Now?

All firms are locked in a global war for talent. We must provide skill enhancements to our existing workforce as well as seek every advantage to attract and retain quality employees. An Innovation District helps companies do both.

How can FreshTech drive excellence in your organization?

Talent Retention

 

Talent Recruitment

 

Business Visibility & Accessibility

Catalyze Commercialization of New Products and Services

 

Provide for Best-Practice Training Center

 

Employee Professional and Social Programming

 

Co-locate Businesses and Education in Collaborative Spaces

 

Shovel Ready Sites for Office, R&D and Headquarter Locations

 

Places of Work in Walking Distance of Urban Lifestyle

 

It's more than an office park, it's a community!

 

Contact Us

Fresh Tech has been developed to create the
LIVE | WORK | PLAY
environment today’s workforce is seeking.

For more information on how you can take advantage of this opportunity for your company, or would like a tour of the site plan, contact us.

Reach Us

Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

508 New York Avenue
Room 201
Sheboygan, WI 53081

(920) 452-2479

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