Networking Opportunities, Contacts and Economic Development Resources

CDR TURBO now offers fee for service economic development support. If you are not sure how to get started, CDR TURBO can help you find, navigate and leverage the various economic development resources available to help you grow your business. Examples include:

★ Site location services for new facilities

★ Negotiating for business incentives

★ Obtaining resources for workforce issues

★ Represent your company in dealing with local governments in regulatory matters

★ Identify and access economic development financing programs at the local, regional,
state and national levels for business expansion and/or new capital equipment

This fee for service program builds upon TURBO’s economic development network and knowledge coupled with the expertise of the TURBO partners to identify and assist you in applying for financing that will save you time and money. This service complements CDR’s extensive training, technical support and product development programs available to dairy-related companies, supporting CDR’s goal to partner with the dairy industry to bring innovative, nutritious and profitable products to the marketplace.

Looking for more resources? The ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT links below provides a wide array of informational links to a assist “dairy-related and non-dairy – related innovators, entrepreneurs, existing businesses” navigate through any stage of business development. This listing does not imply CDR endorsement, but includes resources for business startup assistance, economic development financing, regulatory approvals, workforce and training, exporting and patents and licensing.

While this section is available to anyone, if your company is currently manufacturing products that involve a dairy ingredient, we encourage you to investigate how the TURBO program can help your business. TURBO Manager Vic Grassman has more than 25 years of experience in economic development, being one of approximately 2000 professionals in North America who are certified as professional economic developers. Having previously worked for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, the UW-Whitewater Small Business Development Center, and the cities of Denver and Janesville in economic development leadership positions, Vic can assist startups as well as established dairy companies looking to further explore new technologies and research in the dairy sector by building strong networks between industry and TURBO partners.

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While this section is available to anyone, if your company is currently manufacturing products that involve a dairy ingredient, we encourage you to investigate the TURBO Program or contact TURBO Manager, Vic Grassman.