Pictured: Blackwolf Run
For the Sheboygan County area, golf is more than a recreational activity – it is a key industry contributing to the strength of the local economy and creating jobs. With multiple premier golf courses and resort hotels located in the region, Sheboygan County has already established itself as an international golf destination.
A new public golf course in the City of Sheboygan will further enhance the County’s standing as a global golf destination, thereby creating new jobs and growing the local tax base, benefitting local schools, taxpayers and the overall community. There will be significant economic benefits, including new jobs, purchases from local suppliers, and more tourism spending from visitors who come to Sheboygan and the surrounding areas.
A recent analysis conducted by the economic consulting firm SB Friedman Development Advisors found that when fully operational, the proposed golf course is projected to create the equivalent of 227 full-time permanent jobs and generate nearly $21 million in annual economic activity for Sheboygan County households and businesses. Direct annual positive econonmic impact in the City of Sheboygan is projected to be $9.8 million.
Kohler Co. commissioned the economic consulting firm of SB Friedman Development Advisors to conduct a detailed economic analysis of the proposed golf course. SB Friedman has a track record of conducting economic studies for a variety of projects and has worked with both public and private-sector clients on a broad range of assignments.
According to the study, the golf course would create the equivalent of 227 new full-time jobs and generate a $20.6 million annual economic impact for Sheboygan County when fully operational. In the City of Sheboygan, the equivalent of 124 new, full-time jobs would be created, with a direct positive economic impact of $9.8 million annually.
Construction-related activity would bring an additional boost for the County, with construction alone estimated to create the equivalent of 95 full-time jobs and generate $12.5 million annually over the three-year duration of the project. In the City of Sheboygan, construction would create the equivalent of 68 full-time jobs, with $9.2 million annual positive economic impact.
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