Insight on Business

November 2015

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16 | I NSIGH T • N o v e m b e r 2 0 15 w w w . i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m FACE TIME What's great about Oshkosh is the platform EAA gives us for our companies to debut their new technologies to the aviation aerospace marketplace. clients that want to come to the area. When we started the interview process for our accelerator program, of the five companies only one said they had an interest in coming to Wisconsin. By the time our program was done, three of the five were interested in potentially either relocating or opening an office here, and one of them is looking at bringing their manufacturing to this state. So we started with one of the five being interested, and now four of the five are going to bring either revenue or jobs the state and that is really enticing for us since we are not doing that hard sell. e companies we worked with offered everything from vibration resistant fasteners to drones with sense- and-avoid technology to a training device to help pilots with instrument flying. We had everything from the end consumer who is working on his or her airplane in the garage to the Boeings and the Airbuses of the world. So everything we had in our class truly spanned the consumer market. What's great about Oshkosh is the platform EAA gives us for our companies to debut their new technologies to the aviation aerospace marketplace. EAA is a great partner of ours, and we also provide their members with innovative new aviation technologies that are coming out. I see many aviation clusters coming to the area in the future. AeroInnovate is really trying to spur that along. Even though we do not do a hard sell to these companies to come to Wisconsin, we want to stake that flag in the ground and say we are doing such awesome things in Oshkosh and Northeast Wisconsin when it comes to aviation, that you want to be here and that you want to come here. We've got the foundation laid in Northeast Wisconsin and not only do we have the space, but we've got the knowledge and innovation. Even though we have separate aviation organizations in Oshkosh, we work tightly together, and that is what makes us successful. Between EAA, Sonnex, AeroInnovate and all the rest, we all work very closely together for a common goal, and that is what is making us successful now and is what will continue to make us successful as we go down the road. Your business is growing. You need to borrow money and don't know where to start. We can make some introductions for you. We know businesses and we know banks. So, whether you're buying a building, adding on to your own facility or simply need a partner to help in negotiating some contracts, we've been in business for 95 years ourselves. Call us today and we'll help get you where your business is taking you tomorrow. wausau | eau claire visit our blogs at wausau | eau claire

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