Representatives from the City of Sheboygan and the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) spent a week visiting three innovation districts: Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, 16 Tech in Indianapolis and the Innovation District in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each one was gracious and provided tours and introductions to businesses that saw the benefit in high energy, collaborative spaces. The trip resulted in many new ideas, concepts and confirmation that an Innovation District would make Sheboygan County a better place to do business.

Making the trip were: Chad Pelishek, director of planning and development for the City of Sheboygan; Dane Checolinski, director of the SCEDC; and Jim Schuessler, business development manager of the SCEDC.