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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 11/15/2018 8:17:32 AM

Mayor Paul Soglin says rejection of payment to developer could delay Judge Doyle Square

Ken Notes: I applaud the compromise and strongly suggest we listen to the Mayor and lawyers here. Using this as a political chip should and will backfire and in the end I promise Beitler will get paid - one way or another... Maybe we should hire an independent law/development firm to place all our potential outcomes on the table because I truly believe the best option is in front of us now...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 11:25:37 AM

Alliant Energy Center redevelopment could cost upwards of $300 million in public, private spending

Ken Notes: I have one huge question, what impact will this have on current AEC events? I must admit I am nervous...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 11:05:12 AM

Miron Construction
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 8/16/2018 8:01:57 AM

Komatsu can earn tax credits on jobs added since April 2017

Ken Notes: ONE MORE TIME we need a set of rules to level the playing field here. Every company that has added employees since April 2017 are saying to themselves, "What the hell" and I would agree with them. We need a new jobs tax credit available to all companies adding jobs, all companies, small ones, big ones, Chinese companies, Illinois Companies and even Wisconsin Companies...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 9:17:36 AM

Ayres Associates
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 9/6/2018 7:06:36 AM

After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin

Ken Notes: I strongly believe this will happen and I hope WARF works with all involved to keep as much of the technology in Wisconsin. This could be the perfect way to jump start UW–Madison`s University Research Park II. Also some wet lab space is needed for smaller startups in the field. This is also an opportunity for investment because companies using stem cells are just now finding profit models for the research and business.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 8:35:20 AM

KELLER, INC. PLANNERS, ARCHITECTS, BUILDERS
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:09:13 AM

Evers Low-Key On GOP Efforts To Limit His Power

Ken Notes: Patience may pay off here. He will need some bipartisan support to move any agenda forward... Taking more control of WEDC may not be the best sword for the republicans to fall on. They have had opportunities for 8 years to reshape the organization and have failed to dramatically improve the public image of the organization.

One more thing, can we focus on some positive attention for the state based on a bipartisan effort to promote what we actually have to offer. Good Jobs, Great Lifestyle Options, Recreation, Great Lakes, Best Education Systems, Regional Diversity, Opportunity for All businesses...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:10:47 AM

SCS Engineers
SCS - At the forefront of sustainable environmental solutions for over 40 years and ...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:09:44 AM

Will Wisconsin`s Titletown Development Lure New Buyers to Green Bay?

Ken Notes: I am not sure, but they have maxed out the potential so far! This will be a great attraction for the area. They now need to focus on making sure everyone stops by as they need visitors in the millions and I think that is doable. I would also try for some player buy in and special events when games are not in play. Big concerts, big parties, big vision...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 8:17:08 AM

The Gialamas Company
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:09:58 AM

Kimberly-Clark tax breaks debated

Ken Notes: This will be interesting now with the new administration. Remember this is a retooling and consolidation issue for KC. The often mentioned KC Corporate move to Dallas was based of Darwin Smiths pending divorce options yet blamed publicly on Wisconsin`s tax structure at the time so trust but verify (trivia only a handful of people actually know I did the spreadsheet analysis in 1982).

We need to approach this as an opportunity to demonstrate that Wisconsin is good for business - all business. We should create a package that will reward the company for bringing jobs from elsewhere to the state. We should the offer the same package to any company willing to grow in the state. I have to be honest, 100 million (AROUND 200,000 per new employee based on 500 new Employees) is a big nut and we could ONLY do this for a very few players...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 11:13:22 AM

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

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Ken Notes: I would love to know what it says as well...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 11:10:04 AM

Emmons Business Interiors
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 4 - Wk: 100 Date: 8/16/2018 8:01:37 AM

Columbia County ends economic development funding

Ken Notes: Arghhhhhhhh!!!!! One more time WEDC should pay part of the salary for an ED person in Every county and then work with these individuals to make state programs available on a level playing field!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:37:03 AM

Waterfront redevelopment to be discussed by experts at Sturgeon Bay committee meeting
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:41:31 AM

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

Free Winter Area business summit planned for Nov. 14

Ken Notes: Imagine WEDC hosting these in every region a couple of times a year????
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:33:24 AM

MadREP Report
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 4 - Wk: 100 Date: 4/19/2018 8:16:41 AM

Wisconsin Fab Labs students to design protocol gift for top state officials

Ken Notes: As a former public official, I would encourage them to take a look at the Japanese tradition of bringing small but very meaningful gifts. I still have many of these and while of little or no actual value I can remember the occasion and people who presented it.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:47:17 AM

Economic Development Resources
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 1/12/2017 12:00:39 PM

Engineered Construction Inc. / General Contractors
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:10:56 AM

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.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 12/29/2017 8:22:33 AM

Bayfield gets new economic development director

Ken Notes: This area is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I am sure it presents ED challenges but I promise it is worth the trip...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 8:09:17 AM

La Crosse developer plans 98-unit housing project in downtown Onalaska
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:18:27 AM

Cresa
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:11:20 AM

WHEDA Foundation Awards $162,800 in 2018 Housing Grants to Milwaukee County
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:14:23 AM

Madison tech business named Most Innovative Company of the year
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 11:09:30 AM

Wisconsinites struggle to find qualified contractors

Ken Notes: What a great opportunity to grow employment in the state. Have I ever mentioned a tax credit for new hires???
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:13:32 AM

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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:13:14 AM

AEM Participates in Wacker Neuson Apprentice Program Signing Ceremony
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 100 Date: 10/18/2018 9:13:14 AM

Keller’s Klessig named ABC national secretary

Ken Notes: Congrats....
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:19:40 AM

Tony Evers` transition team includes former Herb Kohl aide, Exact Sciences CEO
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 46 Date: 11/15/2018 10:49:58 AM

Land and Space / Tom Daykin

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...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 11/1/2018 10:11:49 AM

Brothers Business Interiors
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:12:25 AM

State businesss development assistance programs...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 100 Date: 4/26/2018 8:49:45 AM

The Wisconsin Development Network
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/24/2017 7:12:58 AM