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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: 4/5/2018 7:15:42 AM

Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance

Ken Notes: READ THIS all 93 bills are summarized!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 8:37:18 AM

As Bon-Ton liquidation looms, downtown Milwaukee, and Wisconsin, brace for impact

Ken Notes: I hope WEDC, local EDC`s, communities, and developers will start planning NOW. Think about using the spaces as entrepreneurial, co-working, educational/job training and popup spaces asap until a retailer can be found that fits (this may be a while). In Madison we are talking about a new public market place when we could start one for pennies on the dollar in our Malls and it would be a great fit!...
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Emmons Business Interiors
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Veteran affairs

Ken Notes: Good use -- but I really like the idea of rolling vet services into the private sector. This would be a great test of how we could provide basic health care to everyone. We could also merge all the vet hospitals into partnerships with other providers.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 6:51:28 AM

Locomotive Commotion

Ken Notes: I served on the Thompson Rail Advisory Commission and strongly support upgraded rail in Wisconsin. Since the current administration has some "history", I suggest we focus on the infrastructure not the passenger service. For the record, and the admin can stop reading now, if we get the track right between Chicago and MSP passenger rail will follow and our potential product distribution network will improve exponentially. It is all about the track...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 8:25:09 AM

Findorff - Character Community Craftsmanship

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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:08:48 AM

2 developers vie for city-owned land on South Park Street

Ken Notes: Details about both proposals are in the article at the link. Both developers have a proven track record and could get this done. Expedite the process.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 8:57:09 AM

Historical brewing

Ken Notes: We need a marketing and distribution network for all Wisconsin Craft Beer! We could distribute product both in the state and worldwide. What if we taxed beer sales jut a bit and then funded a Wisconsin Craft Marketing Board modeled after the Milk marketing Board. We would use Bud Light sales (made in St. Louis, Ohio, and China) to sell product made here in Wisconsin to the rest of the world...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 7:58:14 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

‘More Than Willing’ To Get A Kimberly-Clark Deal Done

Ken Notes: Would we be buying time not growth?? I also worry that we are fueling offers in other state. Can you match Wisconsin???
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 7:58:42 AM

Increase in Madison home values pressures city to add affordable housing

Ken Notes: He is right. We need to think outside the box a little here. Higher density smaller unit may provide millennials and others an affordable option. Also co-housing would work for some. We have plenty of traditional inventory, but as the mayor suggests, it is expensive. We need entry level properties that can help start the equity process.

I would be remiss if I did not mention transit options to more affordable communities, but alas I do not believe my transit dreams are even on the radar screen.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 9:13:31 AM

SCS Engineers
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:09:44 AM

State grants to spur rural broadband projects in Oconto Falls, Sheboygan County

Ken Notes: Make deals now to share this fiber access with cell co`s in exchange for future G5 systems. Trust me -- stay ahead of the curve in thinking and behind the curve in spending.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 6:58:06 AM

A new brand for Hilton makes its debut in Wisconsin on Madison`s Far West Side

Ken Notes: This is a very interesting product. I hope the diversity here proves that you can try new things...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 9:01:21 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

NorthStar, Fiserv, CUNA & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 7:02:55 AM

Haribo gummy bear factory in Kenosha County could have up to 1,450 workers

Ken Notes: I loveeee these things and if I were a dentist I would move to Kenosha.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 7:34:30 AM

Ayres Associates
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Demolition work begins on Wisconsin General Motors plant
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Grants Provide Area Workers with New Skills
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Miron Construction
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:10:37 AM

Eppstein Uhen Architects receives 2018 Bubbler Award

Notes: Congrats.... Well deserved...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 6:53:27 AM

UWM faculty to teach Scale Up Milwaukee Growth Accelerator
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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... 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

Wisconsin talent-recruitment campaign to include $300,000 mobile job center for veterans
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MadREP Report
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State businesss development assistance programs...
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Wisconsin’s exports on the rise
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Economic Development Resources
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Kenosha receives $250K state grant to support development of downtown hotel
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Engineered Construction Inc. / General Contractors
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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.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 12/29/2017 8:22:33 AM

RCEDC celebrates Foxconn and more
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Dane County to seek proposals for funding private renewable energy projects
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Cresa
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Ken Notes: Blood -- turnip????
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 8:12:08 AM

St. Croix Dog track sale finalized, new development coming
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Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 3 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/22/2018 9:13:14 AM

`We haven`t made any decisions:` Mayor Tom Barrett confirms he`s considering another run for governor

Ken Notes: I don`t to politics but I thought readers may be interested...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 7:36:30 AM

Cambridge rebounds with upscale housing, new and expanded businesses and an eye on more tourism

Ken Notes: It could easily happen here. I wonder if they would be open to stick build mini homes so Madisonians cold have a low cost retreat destination...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 8:53:46 AM

Who’s going to ride the streetcar?

Notes: I hope it is far more successful than anticipated because is is a cool idea!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 10:12:09 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

Northwestern Mutual Tower named Project of the Year in Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 9:21:11 AM

From former tannery to high-end housing: The North End helps transform downtown Milwaukee

Ken Notes: I may be Mandel`s biggest fan...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 6 - Wk: 16 Date: 4/19/2018 9:30:17 AM

Ikea in Oak Creek could see large nearby development including restaurants, hotel begin this year
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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...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 4 - Wk: 100 Date: 10/13/2016 8:03:45 AM

2017 Sponsors Thank You!
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 5 - Wk: 100 Date: 3/24/2017 7:12:58 AM