Wisconsin Receives National Award for Economic Development

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced that Area Development, a leading national publication covering site selection and facility planning, has recognized the State of Wisconsin for excellence in economic development with its 2018 “Gold Shovel Award.”

Wisconsin is one of just five states to receive the prestigious award for having achieved significant success in terms of job creation and economic impact for projects undertaken in 2017...

Ken Notes: The actual article from Area Development is here. It has a wealth of information on the awards and the methodology used in the selection process. It also details some very creative project from around the nation well worth looking at. This is a great read and really offers insight into what companies and industries are expanding and some very creative adaptive reuse. Here is the top ten that Wisconsin submitted:

1. Foxconn Mount Pleasant 13,000 $10 billion Electronics
2. Haribo   Pleasant Prairie 385 $220 million Food Processing
3. Generac  Waukesha, Jefferson, Whitewater   400 $73 million Hdqtrs. & R&D
4. Kwik Trip, Inc. La Crosse 329 $139 million Food Processing
5. Mills Fleet Farm Group, LLC Chippewa Falls  284 $69 million Distribution
6. U.S. Venture, Inc. Appleton  214 $56 million Headquarters
7. Brakebush Brothers, Inc. Westfield   219 $48 million Food Processing
8. Sigma-Aldrich Corp. Sheboygan Falls  175 $64 million Pharmaceuticals/Chemicals
9. Masters Gallery Foods, Inc. Oostburg  150 $36 million Food Processing
10. Dynamic Recycling, Inc. Onalaska  153 $13 million Recycling


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