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WEDC accepting applications for Entrepreneurship Support Program
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The Future of Madison’s ‘Epiconomy’

Ken Notes: Great Read!!! My biggest fear is that while Judy is a billionaire many time over, if she ever wants to spend they money she will have to cash out, and Google, Amazon, and others would be standing in line with truckloads of cash for her. She has said never, but billions?????
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The Gialamas Company
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Survey finds 33% of Wisconsin restaurants could close within 6 months if COVID-19 measures continue

Ken Notes: I will miss Charleys on Main in Oregon....
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Neighbors invited to weigh in on E. Wash apartment project
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Dairyland Power Cooperative
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In virtual CARW panel, Milwaukee-area food hall developers say there`s opportunity for more

Ken Notes: I love the idea of a Madison Public Market, but I wish there were some business and development people behind the project. Also we should be visiting some of the better facilities currently operational...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 8 - Wk: 39 Date: 9/24/2020 9:29:08 AM

Workforce Development secretary Frostman resigns at Gov. Evers` request

Ken Notes: New blood might be good here, but I hate the practice of having to fall on the sword for problems you did not create. Caleb was not responsible for an antiquated computer system that should have been updated years ago. Nor was he responsible for the staff levels the budget allocated pre-pandemic.

I remember working for the state as a computer consultant 25 years ago, my job was to travel to every county and plug in a piece of hardware for the child support data system, problem was only on county had a computer that the device fit into. Paul Jaden comes to mind, he finds problems at WEDC and is asked to take the blame for them instead of fixing them...
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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
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From jobs to housing, the coronavirus pandemic has transformed Wisconsin`s economy

Ken Notes: Good read and great overview of where we are now and where we are headed. I can`t stop thinking about the 3 trillion we have spent without identifying where the real problems are. We have exponentially widened the gap between the have and have nots with little planning to fix it. We have not yet begun to see the overall impact of Covid... My crystal ball says it will get ugly...
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Johnsonville expanding Sheboygan County operations with purchase of Wigwam Mills facility

Notes: BRATS truly a Wisconsin love story...
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Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

Welcome 2020 WDN sponsor Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. Please check out the link to view the amazing projects they have developed from idea to completion.
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 7 - Wk: 125 Date: 4/30/2020 7:55:10 AM

Evers announces grant program to aid tourism industry as fall foliage begins

Ken Notes: Here is yet another example of fixing a problem without knowing the overall impact. What we need to do is create programs, space, and support for bringing more tourists to Wisconsin post Covid. We dropped the Escape to Wisconsin tag line, but I promise after Covid we will look good to the Chicagoan`s looking for calmer waters. While 8 million sounds good this is a 22 Billion dollar industry. So one half of one percent??..
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Planned SW Wisconsin innovation hub lands federal grant as part of $1.1 million investment

Ken Notes: Congrats!
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Artis Real Estate Investment Trust
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“Culture of connection” makes workplace healthier, more productive; Evers allocates $5M to expand high-speed, broadband internet

Ken Notes: And more at the link...
Click to Display / Share This Note - Vol: 8 - Wk: 39 Date: 9/24/2020 9:10:48 AM

City grants and loans a business lifeline

Ken Notes: With interest rates so low, I wish we made all of our investments now in the form or no interest delayed payment loans. Then at the end pandemic we could evaluate what we need to forgive in part or in whole. As it stands now we have given trillions in grants and businesses are still failing, while others did not need the grants in the first place. I asked a friend why his successful manufacturing facility took a large PPP (first round) loan when he had little or now slowdown. His reply was because his competitors had and the money was just sitting there.
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Miron Construction
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Merck’s ADC Manufacturing Facility Expansion, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Ken Notes: Far more details this week... Still no mention of Verona where the facility actually is...
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Engineered Construction Inc. / General Contractors
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State increases loan amounts for businesses damaged in Kenosha civil unrest to $50,000 each

Ken Notes: And the gun rights group raised 50K for the defense of the lad that shot two people, seems to be the magic number. Is anyone else ready for 2020 to just go away....
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MadREP News
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Illinois industrial automation company moving 60 jobs to Kenosha County
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Economic Development Resources
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Wisconsin small business owners look at positive future after falling short of national award

Ken Notes: Congrats!!!
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Findorff - Character Community Craftsmanship

Findorff, builders of Wisconsin`s finest projects...and ...A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News
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Westby City Council approves bond issue for industrial park expansion
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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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Make Your Land Accessible To The Public
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Resources for Covid 19


Ken Notes: Please be very careful when someone offers assistance for a fee. Deal ONLY with advisors you know and trust.

I will keep this page updated and at the top of WisconsinDevelopment.com until the crisis passes.
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Ken Notes: WDNews relies on the actual journalism provided by your local media outlets. Without these partners we can not bring you the unbiased news, leads and updates you need to thrive in Wisconsin. Support your local media...
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Land and Space / Tom Daykin

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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The Wisconsin Development Network
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