Insight on Business

July 2014

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12 | I nsIgh t • J u l y 2 0 14 w w w . i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m UP FRONT R e g i o n a l R o u n d u p » 1 3 F a c e T i m e » 1 7 C o n n e c t i o n s » 2 0 "They've learned to work lean. We can't quit. We've got to keep moving forward." – Steve R. Jenkins, president of the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation It dIdn't take long for the door Peninsula's newest amenity to attract visitors. Just minutes aer the door County Visitors Bureau unveiled the first public electric vehicle charging stations in the county, a tesla Model s pulled off the road and plugged in. Mere minutes was all it took to confirm they had tapped a vein of demand. "People do cruise the county," says Jon Jarosh, director of communications and public relations for the dCVB. "If we can get a network in place, folks will be able to plug in when they need to and get around the entire county." e charging station at the dCVB, located in sturgeon Bay, can service two cars at a time. e station is the 25th public charging station in the new north region, and joins a growing network of 127 stations across the state. additionally, the number of electric cars on the road is growing. e United B y S e a n P. J o h n s o n All charged up Sturgeon Bay adds Door County's first electric car charging stations states has the largest fleet of electric cars on the road at more than 215,000, according to government and industry sources. a network of charging stations is growing to support those vehicles. "We are definitely seeing more electric vehicles on the road and purchased in Wisconsin," says Michael Moore, a senior renewable and product services consultant with Wisconsin Public service. "We had a big jump in 2013 and sales are even higher so far this year." door County, however, marks the first time the charging stations have been installed by a destination marketing organization. e dCVB is already working to add three more C o u r t e s y o f J o n J a r o s h / d o o r C o u n t y v i s i t o r s b u r e a u p h o t o New London Wautoma Oshkosh Fond du Lac Sheboygan Neenah Appleton Ashwaubenon Green Bay Sturgeon Bay A Chevy Volt and a Tesla Model S charge in Sturgeon Bay the day the Door County Visitors Bureau unveiled the first electric vehicle charging stations in the county. Charging stations

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