Insight on Business

July 2014

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Did You Know? 4 N e w N o r t h , i N c . Secured new, federal grant funding resource, supporting $174,000 in project work for 2014 and 2015 Received 9 current business attraction prospect and request for information (RFI) inquiries Assisted 4 site selector prospects reviewing site locations in region Documented 1,375 available sites and buildings posted in New North's online Sites and Facilities Database available at www.newnorthsites.com. Added 85 site representatives, economic development organizations and broker partners contributing to Sites and Facilities Online Database New North Metrics: unemploYment rate Drops From the beginning of January 2014 to the end of April 2014, unemployment in the region declined by more than 5,000 jobless claims. The New North regional unemployment rate is now 5.8%. source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Sites and facilities listings on NewNorthSites.com 0 300 600 900 1200 1500 Total Spring 2012 520 597 1375 Total Sites and Buildings in Online Database Total Spring 2013 Total Spring 2014 2007, Q1 2007, Q3 2008, Q1 2008, Q3 2009, Q1 2009, Q3 2010, Q1 2010, Q3 2011, Q1 2011, Q3 2012, Q1 2012, Q3 2013, Q1 2013, Q3 $774.94 $958.20 Average Weekly Wage in Manufacturing in New North Average Weekly Wage $- $200 $400 $600 $800 $1000 $1200

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