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Wisconsin Development News (click to read online)

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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 5/3/2018 8:28:51 AM

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Won`t Seek Re-Election

Ken Notes: Paul has done a good job for many development projects and has limited the gridlock some committees were able to establish in the past. When looking for a new Mayor we need to keep a positive development and growth message front and center. Thanks Paul for your leadership...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:08:01 AM

Judge Doyle Square designs earn praise for ability to stand alone if development deal falls through

Ken Notes: I remain very worried that the developers have a strong case and this could cost the city. We need to sit down and talk -- with no press, no hidden agendas, and no weapons... The city really should not get into the private development side, it is expensive, complicated, and requires management skill that would have to be added to city staff. The city has a bad track record in the management for profit area (i.e. golf courses, Performing arts center, convention center...) this is not a dig it is an observation. Lets do what we do well...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:23:31 AM

Emmons Business Interiors
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 4 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:08:22 AM

Promega Corp.`s $190 million R&D center to be architecturally unique

Ken Notes: WOW!!!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:31:56 AM

Merry Street change holds up Imagine Madison comprehensive plan adoption

Ken Notes: OK, so Paul has not removed all the obstacles...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:36:31 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: 3/22/2018 9:08:48 AM

Fall Creek, WI cheese company to cut staff

Ken Notes: Milk prices are down, production is suffering and people are starving. The US and Wisconsin should use capacity to help feed the world. We send billions in cash to feed the world yet we have huge surpluses of cheese ready to ship. Governor Walker should call President Trump and suggest we use both Wisconsin production capacity and US stores to feed the world. Also there is huge demand to fill cargo ships returning to China, I`m just saying...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:13:35 AM

`OM Station` starting to rise from the ashes of former Oscar Mayer plant
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:41:25 AM

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

Gov. Scott Walker addresses workforce development in Appleton

Ken Notes: We need to get into the high schools and work with juniors and seniors that will be entering the work force...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 6:54:51 AM

Downtown businesses look at bouncing back after July 10 explosion

Ken Notes: This is a very strong city with great leadership not only will they rebuild they will be stronger and better... Niel won`t sleep until it is...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:59:03 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

Appleton`s Boldt `very pleased and proud` to be involved in Foxconn development

Ken Notes: Great company!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 6:38:40 AM

Lincolnshire joins Lake County opposition to Foxconn development in Wisconsin

Ken Notes: One more time, don`t ask for delays in the Foxconn project, instead ask for a commitment to address all the issues and then follow up with them as they build. They have verbally committed to a strong, environmentally sound, company so lets help them live up to their word...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 6:44:58 AM

The Gialamas Company
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:09:58 AM

Foxconn Plans Two Operation Centers in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Ayres Associates
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:10:14 AM

Local recyclers feeling pinch of China`s waste restrictions
Ken Notes: I served on the states recycling advisory committee in the past and I have an idea that would solve this issue for the entire nation. The US should charge a per ton packaging tax on all goods entering the us. A SMALL (say $50/ton) tax would not harm imports and would provide an income for the processing and disposal or much of our waste stream. For the record we pay for this now with our tax dollars. A dedicated fund available to recyclers and wast facilities (dumps) would reduce the tax burden and fund better programs...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:33:42 AM

Midwest Paper, formerly Appleton Coated, reaches milestone in comeback from near death

Ken Notes: Great read and as I have suggested in the past cardboard is an emerging market they are now focusing on OCC (old corrugated container), "The system essentially recycles old cardboard boxes to make material for new cardboard boxes."

Wisconsin is losing traditional paper and tissue production, a long and tragic story, but if we can quickly retool the facilities for OCC we can make lemonade out of lemons.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:45:48 AM

Miron Construction
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:10:37 AM

Another Big Step in jobs creation and economic development

Ken Notes: A great idea!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:21:03 AM

Wisconsin corp. to open Jefferson City plant
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:51:31 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

$32 Million Milwaukee Tool Expansion Project Receives Support from WEDC; Company to Create 350 New Jobs
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:16:11 AM

MadREP Report
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WEDC plans July 26 local Foxconn session
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:53:08 AM

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

Wisconsin commits $8M to address needs of Wisconsin workers; ‘Get people to where the jobs are’
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:01:24 AM

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

New technologies continue to transform Wisconsin agriculture

Ken Notes: This was a fun read, we need to talk more about this.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:59:49 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

US: Wisconsin sets sights on first soybean crush facility
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Cresa
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:11:20 AM

Beaver Dam to apply for grant to attract new business downtown
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 6:58:30 AM

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

Downtown Waukesha to get a boost with acceptance into state`s Connect Communities Program
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 6:56:06 AM

Six months into 2018, Green Bay business is on a tear
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 7:19:04 AM

Milwaukee mayor’s letter to Amazon’s CEO

Ken Notes: Well written...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:48:15 AM

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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 100 Date: 7/12/2018 9:13:04 AM


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...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 10/6/2016 9:13:05 AM

New Homes Planned for East Side
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:44:42 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

Beláy Selected for 2018 American Architecture Award
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 29 Date: 7/19/2018 8:46:26 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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2017 Sponsors Thank You!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/24/2017 7:12:58 AM