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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 9/20/2018 8:04:59 AM

Madison to consider additional $600,000 for Judge Doyle Square project

Ken Notes: I trust George, but I do get nervous when any community tries to develop public commercial space. I hope an RFP for this section is developed once this is in city control. Do I get any credit for suggesting this could best be resolved in the board room????
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:09:36 AM

Architect selected for $140 million Wisconsin office, law enforcement center
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Miron Construction
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Dane County`s final Alliant Energy Center master plan in sight

Ken Notes: Still no mention of a park and peddle for those wishing to go the last mile on a bicycle stored on site.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:30:02 AM

Major Middleton Market project to break ground in December

Ken Notes: Damn the Madison spokes are going crazy... And the first market in the dirt goes to Middleton!!!

I propose a cage match between Van Nutt and Neil Stechschulte with the winner getting an Ikea!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:44:08 AM

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

Zendesk Expands Madison, Wisconsin, Operations Campus

Ken Notes: One of the best economic tools I know of is for existing CEOs to talk with potential CEOs about the opportunities an area affords a new company. It is better that any marketing tool you can develop... Just a thought!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 7:47:34 AM

`We just barely squeeze into this space`: UW veterinary school seeks addition
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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

Milwaukee central city school to be converted to affordable apartments under new proposal

Ken Notes: I like this project, but the per unit cost is 250K. I wish we would develop smaller affordable housing that is actually affordable. These projects will will require public support forever and this is how we get upside down as an economy.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 7:58:55 AM

UW-Madison,Wisconsin Brewing team up to create first wild lager brewed in North America
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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
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:09:44 AM

State jobs director: `Good as it`s ever been`

Ken Notes: I agree but companies are still looking for skill sets that are not there yet. We need to work with business and industry and the secondary, tech, and UW students to create students who are better prepared for the workforce.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 8:02:54 AM

Webster Tech Ed students producing "more than parts"

Ken Notes: Like this!
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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

Growing fast, a small Wisconsin manufacturer turns business away because of labor shortage

Ken Notes: I am not crazy, we can do better... I promise that there are Manitowoc High School graduates who are taking minimum wage jobs right now who could be making $15 to $20 per hour...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 8:24:05 AM

Inspire Wisconsin network launched
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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

Paielli`s earns state workforce honor

Ken Notes: Congrats! I wonder if these companies have the same opportunities to grow and expand with state contributions as the sexier offerings (like Foxconn) that get most of the press?
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 8:15:46 AM

Town of Sheboygan seeking developer for nearly 100-acre site

Ken Notes: If you have an RFP make sure WisconsinDevelopment gets the press release...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 8:53:48 AM

Emmons Business Interiors
...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 4 - Wk: 100 Date: 8/16/2018 8:01:37 AM

Marking the spot from Denali to the Capitol: Small Madison firm rules survey-marker niche

Ken Notes: Great read, great story, great company...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:11:49 AM

Epic seeks high-voltage power line to support growth at Verona campus; medical software giant could double demand by 2028

Ken Notes: Got five minutes, check out the youtube video of the campus today. It will blow you away...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:21:38 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

WEDC adds second supply chain readiness workshop in Milwaukee for Wisconsin manufacturers
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MadREP Report
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 4 - Wk: 100 Date: 4/19/2018 8:16:41 AM

Foxconn deal drives a wedge between parties at Legislative Candidate Forum

Ken Notes: I am Switzerland here BUT, candidates need to stop saying what they would do with the Foxconn money -- because without Foxconn there is no money to spend and with Foxconn the money is given back to them in incentives.

I wish the candidates would address incentives available to ALL Wisconsin companies that are growing in the state.

Attn: PRESS ask candidates what incentives are available to small companies adding new workers and how do these companies get them. Record the answers!!!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:30:36 AM

Economic Development Resources
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WEDC hosts supply chain workshop in Superior
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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

Multidisciplinary team to develop stem cell-based approaches to restore vision

Ken Notes: The stem cell research coming out of the UW will put Wisconsin on the global map...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:10:32 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

Multiple Racine County workforce training programs to receive $700K in grants
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Cresa
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Live from Cap Times Idea Fest: Fixing juvenile justice in Wisconsin

Ken Notes: Listen to this one. I would add that we should treat the corrections system as a workforce training center, with inmates in school or on the job eight hours a day. Imagine if there was a demand for sills coming from our corrections facilities....
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 9:12:39 AM

100-Acre Business Park Planned For Mount Pleasant
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:13:14 AM

Stratatech Gets $26M More to Develop Skin Tissue for Treating Burns
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Swiss-Based Lico Plans Manufacturing-Distribution Center in Neenah, Wisconsin
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 100 Date: 10/18/2018 9:13:14 AM

Wisconsin frac sand under pressure from rival products

Ken Notes: Our product is better, just expensive to ship. This will continue to be a supply and demand issue and our facilities are very easy to turn on and off...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 42 Date: 10/18/2018 8:18:00 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...
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Major apartment and retail development could be coming to Milwaukee`s Bay View neighborhood
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Bear Development acquires 100 acres in Oak Creek
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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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