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Big hotel approved for Downtown MATC site
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Foxconn Partners with Wisconsin for Ginseng Market Development

Ken Notes: I love the Asian corporate structure of diversifying companies under the corporate umbrella. Did you know Foxconn is the 4th largest I.T. company in the world.
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Miron Construction
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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State Street hotel proposal moves forward with Plan Commission approval

Ken Notes: I like the Staff request to the Plan Commission, “The Commission and Council should make clear findings why this project is exception in order to preserve the integrity of the Downtown Plan and its recommendations,”. We need height variances to make some projects work but instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water we need to ask staff to follow the rules but present the best plans for exceptions and consideration....
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 38 Date: 9/20/2018 9:47:11 AM

The key to attracting development? Communities need to tackle the labor problem

Ken Notes: In 1985 when every administrative professional in the State had to learn new personal computer skills, I partnered with Fox Valley Technical College as a consultant/trainer/author to develop the Micro Computer Instruction Series for fox valley companies. In a few years we trained well over 5,000 professionals. We need to again partner our tech and UW systems with these companies and develop training programs that bring the workforce up to the skill-set required today. It should not be that difficult and it MUST be a partnership with the private sector!
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Ayres Associates
Some consultants bring only a hammer to the table, and they hit every project as if it were a nail. We don’t come right out swinging. Ayres sits down with the client to thoroughly define the project and the desired results. Our multidisciplinary teams then use an impressive array of tools under the coordination of a project manager who remains attentive to the client while creatively conserving their resources and confidently taming any problems to keep the project on course....A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 9/6/2018 7:06:36 AM

Retail continues to rise on Sun Prairie`s west side

Notes: I think Neil Stechschulte Director of Economic Development for sun should throw the rest of us a bone now and then. I am surprised he did not get the new Amazon office facility. I can`t wait to see what he finds next.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 38 Date: 9/20/2018 9:54:38 AM

$4 million in relief available for Wisconsin flood victims

Ken Notes: Let`s hope it gets to the correct people...
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KELLER, INC. PLANNERS, ARCHITECTS, BUILDERS
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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Packers with Microsoft announce TitletownTech operational details

Ken Notes: I love this project!
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Foxconn reveals new details on vision for Mount Pleasant campus (Video)
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SCS Engineers
SCS - At the forefront of sustainable environmental solutions for over 40 years and ...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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Outagamie County will get $126,000 to support Air Wisconsin expansion

Ken Notes: I still think we should put together a group of business professionals and elected officials to go up and talk to AirWis about a Madison hub...
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Milwaukee to Open New Business Center

Ken Notes: This is great adaptive reuse and we shoul look at centers like this in every community. They should also include co-working space and training facilities. DWD????
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DWD awards dual enrollment training grant to WITC

Ken Notes: Like this!
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The Gialamas Company
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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Foxconn to hire “a few hundred” employees within three months
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Findorff - Character Community Craftsmanship

Findorff, builders of Wisconsin`s finest projects...and ...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 100 Date: 9/6/2018 7:06:48 AM

Meridian wraps 307,000-square-foot spec project in Wisconsin

Ken Notes: Spec in the distribution market - Brilliant!
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Emmons Business Interiors
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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Madison developer to revive proposal for 43-unit student housing project on West Johnson
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Good City secures $1 million MEDC loan for taproom next to Fiserv Forum
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IPR (Integrated Public Resources)

As an affiliate of McMahon Associates, Inc., IPR provides Public/Private Partnership (P3) opportunities for a vast array of projects in small to medium-sized communities, as well as offering Municipal Administrator Services to local governments on an as-needed basis... and... A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:12:04 AM

Kimberly-Clark Wants Wisconsin’s Commitment on Tax Incentives

Ken Notes: I hope we want a long term commitment from them as to staying as well. Not to mention returning some units to the state...
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MadREP Report
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Wisconsin manufacturers invited to supply chain workshop
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Economic Development Resources
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Foxconn one year later: 8 lessons from the rushed legislation for massive subsidies

Ken Notes: pretty biased read but though you should see this..
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Engineered Construction Inc. / General Contractors
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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Abandoned Northridge Mall hit with building violations

Ken Notes: Look at your ordinances they are in violation of many send them a bill for compliance.... Also start a committee to explore many options for adaptive reuse mandate they have a rep on the committee...
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JSD Professional Services
JSD provides complete services in Planning & Development, Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Construction Services, Surveying & Mapping, and Environmental Services. Offices in Madison - Milwaukee - Kenosha - Fox Valley & Wausau.
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Cresa
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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‘Telecommuter Forward!’ designation first in U.S.

Ken Notes: Let me just mention 5G will allow us to do this for pennies on the dollar if we start working together NOW not next week NOW. The cellular companies are designing today we can not wait.
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Getting their hands dirty
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Milwaukee Land and Space

Ken Notes: Tom Daykin is the source for ED news in MKE. This is a permanent link to articles in his blog which is updated daily...
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Mount Pleasant transfers additional land to Foxconn
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Featured Deal: Marquette apartments
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Brothers Business Interiors
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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State businesss development assistance programs...
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The Wisconsin Development Network
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2017 Sponsors Thank You!
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