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Wisconsin Development News (click to read online)

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Planned expansion of state Historical Museum could be city`s biggest project ever
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Wisconsin Assembly approves $50 million rural economic development program and more...
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Emmons Business Interiors
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Wisconsin teen invents device to protect students during a shooting

Ken Notes: Justin need a scholarship to a tech or engineering school because he is brilliant. He is entering the military but I think he deserves more recognition from the state... Just a thought... PS WARF you may want to give him a call...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 8 Date: 2/22/2018 10:59:53 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace Expands Appleton, Wisconsin Airport Hub

Ken Notes: This is one we should get behind...
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United Way Dane County announces affordable housing fund to help end family homelessness
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Findorff - Character Community Craftsmanship

Findorff, builders of Wisconsin`s finest projects...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 100 Date: 12/29/2017 8:21:33 AM

Chicagoans to Wisconsin: Thanks but no thanks—we’ll take the train

Ken Notes: I may have mentioned this... The el is pretty convenient, fast and affordable...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 8 Date: 2/22/2018 8:54:24 AM

KELLER, INC. PLANNERS, ARCHITECTS, BUILDERS
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Wisconsin infrastructure needs an upgrade

Ken Notes: Just an observation, he now wants the US federal government to pay for a wall and local government to pay for roads and infrastructure. I am a bit confused, can we establish some priorities here because I (and it may just be me) have roads higher on the list than a wall. The news media fails us when we talk about every issue in a box and this is how we got where we are...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 8 Date: 2/22/2018 10:14:11 AM

SCS Engineers
SCS - At the forefront of sustainable environmental solutions for over 40 years
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Payments To Parents, Kimberly-Clark Still On Assembly Agenda
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A favored route is picked for a high-voltage transmission line from Middleton to Dubuque
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Wisconsin Bankruptcy Filings in 2017 Lowest in 10 Years
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The Gialamas Company
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Eminent domain may be used to acquire land for Foxconn from holdouts

Ken Notes: This at the very least will take time and money and you could loose. SIT DOWN with the owners and get to a fair settlement ASAP. Fund development not lawyers...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 8 Date: 2/22/2018 10:34:30 AM

Madison`s GrandFamily development explores small design changes to accommodate kids
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Ayres Associates
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State Legislature approves increase to historic tax credit cap

Ken Notes: This is all about the right projects and the credit is often used on projects that are not well prioritized. We need to BOTH increase the credit and improve the approval process. One without the other is a disaster waiting to happen...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 8 Date: 2/22/2018 10:02:01 AM

Dane County selects firm to develop Alliant Energy Center master plan

Ken Notes: As a former director of a national association I have to suggest that groups need more that facilities they need a community. This includes transit, air travel, entertainment, lodging, climate and more.

We would be better off to work with sports, World Dairy, the UW, Monona Terrace and downtown to maximize what we have now rather than bet on a future that may not be there...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 8 Date: 2/22/2018 10:29:40 AM

Miron Construction
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The Latest: Wisconsin Assembly approves rent-to-own bill

Ken Notes: this won`t help, what you need as a community is a development agreement that guarantees value regardless of tenant or ownership process...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 8 Date: 2/22/2018 8:46:46 AM

Dancing Goat puts Wisconsin whiskey on the map in Cambridge
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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.
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Governor to speak at Economic Development Conference Feb. 21- 22
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MadREP Report
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Wisconsin Legislature passes bulk of Walker welfare overhaul
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Economic Development Resources
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County leaders block funding plan for development corporation

Ken Notes: There is a simple solution here. WEDC should partially fund Economic Development Professionals in every county and major city. As employees of WEDC they would work directly with the agency on behalf of their respective communities and as employees of the municipalities they would be first in line to work with new and existing businesses.
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Engineered Construction Inc. / General Contractors
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Oshkosh Ave. development plans emerge; meet school superintendent candidates
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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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GOP tax bill provision aims to create `opportunity` in distressed communities
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Cresa
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Celebrate innovation at UW-Green Bay pitch competition
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Kimberly-Clark taking tax credit proposal "into consideration"

Ken Notes: What we really need is for them to open new research and executive facilities and distribution centers in the state. As products change older factories are expensive to retool and upgrade. I know why the moved to Dallas and it had NOTHING to do with business we should try to get them back...
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Northern Wisconsin descends on Madison
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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...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 10/6/2016 9:13:05 AM

Brothers Business Interiors
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The Wisconsin Development Network
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Wisconsin Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

Ken Notes: I ran across this and thought I would add links as time permits. Hope it helps...
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2017 Sponsors Thank You!
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