STURGEON BAY — Gov. Tony Evers, together with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson, yesterday joined Door Community Child Development Center for a ribbon cutting ceremony of their new facility in Sturgeon Bay.

“No matter where you go, child care centers play a vital role in bolstering local economies, supporting working parents, and making sure our kids have the care they need to grow, learn, and thrive,” said Gov. Evers. “Child care is necessary to connecting the dots so our kids and families, employers, and industries can be successful. Through our Workforce Innovation Grant Program investment, this center will have a positive impact on Door County and the local economy, with nearly double the capacity and new uses for the entire community to enjoy.”

Gov. Evers, in December 2021, announced the United Way of Door County would receive $3.5 million through his Workforce Innovation Grant to make changes to existing child care facilities in the county. The governor announced the Workforce Innovation Grant Program as part of a $130 million workforce initiative to encourage regions and communities to develop leading-edge, long-term solutions to the workforce challenges the state faces in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday marks an important milestone for the project supported by Gov. Evers and the Evers Administration.

[Adapted from: Gov. Evers, Members of Evers Administration Celebrate Grand Opening of Child Care Center in Sturgeon Bay Jan. 23, 2024, Urban Milwaukee]