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Wisconsin gets $49M in federal funds for biohealth tech hub


Wisconsin will get $49 million in federal support to develop a tech hub for biohealth, the U.S. Commerce Department announced Tuesday.

The goal of the state’s tech hub project is to advance technology to improve diagnosis and treatment for illness and centers on personalized health care — tailoring medical care to the distinctive genetic differences among patients.

“Wisconsin’s biohealth tech hub will be an economic driver for the state,” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) said in a news conference she held Monday to preview the announcement. “It will help entrepreneurs scale up their operations and grow..

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Ken Notes: I`m on vacation, but this is a BIG deal... so I came in to post it. This is what government working well can accomplish -- unfortunately we have sort of broken the system... There are a lot of articles but you also are on vacation soon so I will catch you up next week...

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Wisconsin Bankers Association announces $50K in housing, economic development grants


MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) announced on Friday that it has awarded five grants of $10,000 to Wisconsin projects supporting housing and economic development.

These grants also were awarded to projects supporting housing literacy, community investment and financial and cyber literacy in Wisconsin.

“Affordable housing and housing literacy are acute needs for individuals and families in our state and are critical drivers for our economy’s workforce needs,” WBA President and CEO Rose Oswald Poels said. “We are proud to offer this inaugural grant opportunity, which showcases the partnership of Wisconsin banks and non-profit organizations to strengthen programming that empowers Wisconsinites to become financially capable, promotes homeownership, and builds wealth that can be passed on to future generations.”..



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Ken Notes: I know that the Fed wants to control inflation by keeping interest rates a little higher, but doesn`t it make some sense to develop a program to allow for home loans for smaller affordable (NOT SUBSIDIZED) homes (say up to 150K) to be financed at lower rates. This would stimulate a much needed sector of the economy, provide homes for service and retail workers, provide more diverse housing, and allow for the building of equity for a large segment of our population.

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Gov. Evers, WEDC request over $7M to establish Tech Hub in Wisconsin


MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation have submitted a request to the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee requesting the release of $7.5 million to BioForward Inc. to establish the state’s U.S. Regional Tech Hub.

The money was approved as part of 2023 Wisconsin Act 96 which was signed by Gov. Evers in February. Now, he and WEDC are requesting the release of the $7.5 million to BioForward Inc., which leads the Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub Consortium, to establish the state’s Tech Hub and grow its personalized medicine and biohealth technology sector.

That growth includes expanding lab space, increasing coordination and collaboration across the industry, boosting the supply chain, and developing apprenticeship programs to bolster the industry’s workforce..

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Ken Notes: I have to agree with the Governor here. As a fiscal conservative I believe tax spending should have some ROI. In this case we are leveraging 7.5 million against 49 million, federal recognition, thousands of jobs, and 9 billion in economic development. We need to put partisanship aside for a minute and do what is right for the state. And Governor, you should find some Republicans that will support this effort and bring them to the table with you. Also why is WMC putting politics ahead of their role as business advocates in Wisconsin???

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Wisconsin wants to be tech mecca. After Foxconn broken promises, the state says this time is for real


Not long ago, Beloit, Wisconsin, was a largely rural community, mostly known for being the first stop in Wisconsin for travelers coming over the border from Illinois. Today, they’re trying to cure cancer here.

Northstar Medical Radioisotopes, a biotech startup building a rapidly growing campus of buildings just off the interstate, is developing cancer diagnostics and treatments that use radioactive materials. CEO Frank Scholz says it is the most exciting technology out there...

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  • The Biden administration has designated Wisconsin as home to one of 31 regional Tech Hubs authorized under the CHIPS and Science Act, with a focus on bio-health.
     
  • Backers say the effort could create 30,000 jobs over 10 years, and spur $9 billion in economic development.

  • A separate $3.3 billion investment by Microsoft has helped raise hopes, but the state is still picking up the pieces from Foxconn’s 2017 pledge to hire 13,000 employees for a $10 billion facility that never materialized.
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Ken Notes: We need to stop telling the Foxconn story and focus on the future, and the future is bright. Imagine if the Green Bay Packers were in the playoff hunt but every story began with an old loss to the Vikings in 2017. Speaking of Beloit why do we not tell the ABC story. And Wisconsin has great stories to tell -- yet we miss them, nuclear fission out of UW Madison, EPIC, Exact, Microsoft, gaming, cancer research, power grid, WARF, tech park one and two is ready for the next big thing. We need to stop pointing fingers and start shaking hands!

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Lawmakers approve money for biohealth tech hub, communities affected by UW shutdowns


The state budget committee on Tuesday approved the release of $27 million for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to cover grants aimed at creating a regional tech hub and to help communities affected by UW shutdowns. The committee also approved money for the Department of Corrections to cover the costs of youth who are serving adult sentences. 

One of the requests approved Tuesday by the committee was for a $7.5 million grant for a Wisconsin biohealth nonprofit organization — taking the next step in establishing a regional tech hub in the state...

...State Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) called the tech hub a “good opportunity.” ... “During the budget process we heard a lot about the changing identity of the state of Wisconsin, the demographic changes in the state of Wisconsin, and so forth and rich in agricultural history and agricultural science, but this is an example where we can now establish a new identity, enhance an emerging identity in the area of bio health.”..

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Ken Notes: I add my stories and comments as they cross my desk. Yesterday I was upset, today I am thrilled. And to all those who voted to move this forward, THAKK YOU!

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Apple Hospitality REIT buys Embassy Suites Madison for $79.5m


Real estate investment trust Apple Hospitality REIT has acquired Embassy Suites by Hilton Madison Downtown in the US for approximately $79.5m.

The newly constructed hotel, featuring 262 rooms, has opened at 231 South Pinckney Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

This property has amenities including Brickstones Kitchen and Bar, a fitness centre, business centre, meeting rooms, and more...



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Madison City Council approves Old Sauk Road, Essen Haus, tiny house village developments


The Madison City Council on Wednesday weighed in for the first time on the tensions around development on the West Side, approving a 138-unit apartment building on Old Sauk Road that many nearby residents said was out of scale for the area.

At a meeting that stretched from Tuesday evening to past 2 a.m. Wednesday, council members said they heard residents’ concerns about the building’s size and its potential impact on traffic and stormwater management.

“What I’ve heard tonight is that the community did not feel listened to,” said Ald. Barbara Harrington-McKinney, 20th District, who represents the Southwest Side. She was one of four council members to vote against the project.

But the consensus among the rest of the members was that the proposal met — and in some ways exceeded — the city’s criteria for approval...


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Groundbreaking Kicks Off $5.2 Million Fire Station Project in Viroqua, Wisconsin


VIROQUA, Wisc., June 27, 2024 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Wisconsin Community Facilities Director, Nathan Billinghurst, alongside other local officials, recently attended a groundbreaking  for a new fire station in the city of Viroqua.

“This new fire station is an exciting project as the Viroqua community looks to the future,” said Lassa. “The current building began as a beer warehouse and no longer fits the community’s needs. This new station will enhance the fire department’s ability to provide important emergency services to city residents and the surrounding townships. USDA Rural Development and the Biden-Harris Administration are proud to be partner with the community on this project.”

A $5.2 million Community Facilities Grant  will be used to construct a new 26,000 square-foot to serve as the sole base of operations for the Viroqua Fire Department. The new station will help to positively contribute to fire fighter performance, response time, safety equipment storage/maintenance, and the ability to expand services to meet the needs of the greate...


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Ken Notes: News from my new neck of the woods...

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First Renewable Hydrogen Microgrid Launched in Western Australia


On Monday, the Western Australian government and Horizon Power released a report outlining their learnings to date, with acting Energy Minister Tony Buti declaring the report “confirms the great opportunity for hydrogen to play a role in our state`s energy transition.”

Proof of concept

The microgrid was built and is operated by Horizon Power, the primary power producer in Western Australia. Horizon has been a proponent of microgrids for more than a decade, testing and advancing a variety of microgrid-related technologies, including the use of distributed energy resources management systems and long-duration energy storage systems.

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Ken Notes: OK I know Australia -- not Wisconsin -- and hydrogen?? But, I am a fan of both microgrids and hydrogen as we look for energy solutions and since we are driven by the energy companies and margins it is difficult to explore smaller options. We will need peaking facilities to assist with solar and wind and the proposed solution is large natural gas plants. Storage is expensive and still a ways out. Micro grids offer unique solutions and are worth following...

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The Water Resources Development Act Is A Boon To Nature And Bipartisanship


The Water Resources Development Act is currently one of the bright lights of bipartisan consensus that exemplifies how the United States Congress can—and should—work.

Congress uses WRDA to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps). The legislation, which I regularly supported during my time in the United States Senate, authorizes water resources projects that are critical to achieving U.S. goals for healthy and resilient rivers, lakes and coasts; vibrant economies and strong communities around the country...


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Construction partner awarded bid for Madison`s first purpose-built men’s shelter


The City of Madison has awarded Miron Construction the bid to build what will become the first-ever purpose-built men’s shelter in Madison.  

Miron submitted the low bid of $21,463,884 plus an 8% maximum construction contingency of $1,717,111, for a total of $23,180,995.

The shelter, which will be located on Bartillon Dr., is a collaboration between the City of Madison, Dane County, and Porchlight, Inc., the local non-profit chosen to be its operator. Funding for the project includes $13.5 million from City sources, including $8 million of borrowing, $10.5 million from Dane County, and $3 million of federal funds, including $2 million from a Congressional earmark secured by Congressman Mark Pocan.  

The 40,000-square-foot facility will have the capacity to house 250 men experiencing homelessness in a space specifically designed to meet their needs...




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Ken Notes: Speaking of ROI, this project works out to 84K and 160 SQ FT for each of the 250 residents. It is a great facility and much needed but couldn`t we serve more people by stick building small/tiny homes in a neighborhood/village setting. A hand up rather than a hand out. I like this project...

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WisBusiness: the Show with Jon Horne of Idea Fund of La Crosse


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MADISON, Wis. – The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show,” features Jonathon Horne, managing director of the Idea Fund of La Crosse, who describes how and why the Idea Fund was started and what comes next as a partner in the new Wisconsin Innovation Fund. The Show also reviews recent Tech Council events and previews others...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Wisconsin achieves record high employment


MADISON, Wis. (DEPT. OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT NEWS RELEASE) - The Department of Workforce Development today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary estimates for May 2024, which showed Wisconsin’s employment hit a record high of 3,048,000 during the month. This is 6,500 more people employed than a year ago.

Preliminary employment estimates for May 2024 showed Wisconsin’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.9%, which is more than a full percentage point below the national unemployment rate of 4.0% in May. The state’s labor force participation rate held steady at 65.6% in May, while the national rate fell to 62.5%.

  • Place of Residence Data: Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remained at 2.9% in May, 1.1 percentage points below the national rate of 4.0%. The labor force gained 900 workers over the month for a total of 3,140,500 workers. The number of people employed hit a new high in May, with a total of 3,048,000 employed. DWD last announced a record number of people employed in March 2024.
  • Place of Work Data: Total nonfarm jobs decreased 1,500 over the month and increased 28,700 over the year to a total of 3,037,400 jobs. Private sector jobs added 2,300 over the month, hitting a record high 2,630,300 jobs. DWD last announced a private sector nonfarm job record in March 2024.
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DWD, Mayo Clinic, Celebrate Graduation of 7 Local Project SEARCH Interns


EAU CLAIRE – Thea Lenhart spent the past nine months learning new skills and trying new work opportunities at the Mayo Clinic Hospital through Project SEARCH, a collaborative program overseen by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development`s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Lenhart, a graduate from Chippewa Falls High School, particularly enjoyed working at the hospital coffee shop, where she had the opportunity to stock the sandwiches and chips, and assist with inventory.

"I will miss the Goat Coffeehouse," Lenhart said, adding, "doing my tasks and working at Project SEARCH."

Lenhart, along with eight other students with disabilities, celebrated the completion of Project SEARCH on May 31, 2024, during a graduation ceremony that drew friends and families to Mayo Clinic`s lower-level auditorium. With help learning new work skills through Project SEARCH, Lenhart hopes to find a full-time job in Chippewa Falls...

Started at Cincinnati Children`s Hospital Medical Center in 1996, Project SEARCH has provided workforce training to over 1,800 Wisconsin residents since its statewide launch in 2008. For more information, visit Project SEARCH Wisconsin.



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Ken Notes: There are also a lot of these stories and many more Project SEARCH programs statewide. I love this program and would encourage you to consider getting involved. Thumbs up DWD!!!!

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Habitat Partnership Leads to Homeownership for Ellsworth Family


A few days after the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 28th year of helping families access safe, affordable housing in Wisconsin, a local mother and healthcare worker, Taylor, and her two children joined volunteers on a snowy afternoon in March to break ground on their new home in Ellsworth.

Staff from USDA Rural Development were on hand for the occasion, including Jackie, Taylor’s assigned Loan Specialist at USDA Rural Development.  

Jackie started working with Taylor in early February 2024. “This is the first partnership-funded home purchase I’ve worked on,” said Jackie. “Once Taylor got through her origination process, she introduced me to Kristie, Habitat’s Executive Director. We’ve all been working together as a team to ensure Taylor can successfully transition from a renter to homeowner.”

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Kwik Trip to Open 280,000-Square-Foot Distribution Center


Notching its second distribution center, Kwik Trip will break ground on the site on July 10.

Kwik Trip has announced that it will break ground on its second distribution center, located in Deforest, Wis., on July 10.

The 280,000-square-foot site, situated on a 150-acre plot of land that the company bought earlier this year, will service 350 Kwik Trip stores when constructed. It will include a freezer, cooler and dry good space, in addition to four air conditioning rooms for banana ripening, reported WMTV 15 News.

Prior to the construction of this location, all Kwik Trip locations were being serviced from the company’s La Crosse, Wis., distribution center.

The Deforest site will aid in the company’s efforts to more efficiently stock Kwik Trip’s southern stores at a lower cost.

“With our consistent growth in the number of stores, it is important for us to find the most efficient way to provide our stores with the many products they need,” said Scott Zietlow, CEO and president of Kwik Trip. “Our new distribution center is an exciting development for Kwik Trip.”

According to Channel 3000, the center will also include a truck wash and maintenance facility, in addition to an on-site health clinic for the more than 400 employees that are expected to be hired...


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Golf entertainment complex proposed for Monona along Beltline


Topgolf plans to build its first Wisconsin driving range and golf entertainment center in Monona, along the Beltline between WPS Health Solutions and South Towne Mall.

Dallas-based Topgolf, which has 90 golf complexes in 36 states and 10 in other countries, has proposed a $30 million project that would replace five buildings on the western end of the WPS campus and in a neighboring office park.

“We feel that we have found the right spot,” Todd Waldo, the company’s real estate development director, told the city plan commission last month at an initial meeting about the proposal.
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Ken Notes: Sure, Neil Stechschulte takes over and he builds his own personal playground. If you are not careful he`ll bring tech jobs, health care, affordable housing, parks, retail, restaurants, pro sports teams... there is no stopping him...

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Task force to release findings on housing shortage in Appleton


The city has called a 2 p.m. news conference for the Housing Development Policy Task Force to release more information.

The task force was created last year. Those involved include real estate agents, home builders, the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity.

Studies in 2023 showed the Fox Valley will need to add around 18,000 new residential units by 2030 to keep up with demand....

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Appleton to receive $25 Million federal grant for transit project


APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - The City of Appleton announced Monday they’re receiving a $25 million grant through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program.

The grant will replace the current Transit Center to include additional affordable housing. The proposed project, classified as an Urban Capital Project, is slated to cost $26.8 million, with $25 million requested through the 2024 RAISE Funds.

The Transit Center project aims to improve regional connectivity and support affordable housing initiatives through a joint development agreement with a private developer. The Appleton Common Council has proactively set aside $1.8 million in ARPA funding to support the affordable housing development component of the project.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the 2024 RAISE program, which supports projects with substantial local or regional impact...


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Thermo Fisher Expands Clinical Research Laboratory in Wisconsin


24.06.2024 - US scientific services supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a new 72,500-square-foot clinical research laboratory building at its good manufacturing practices (GMP) lab in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA.

The new facility, in which the company invested $58 million, increases the site’s chemistry, manufacturing and control (CMC) analytical capabilities as part of its clinical development and laboratory services. The expansion is expected to add up to 350 additional scientists and laboratory support workers to the almost 2,300 employees working across the research campus.

“As research in biopharmaceutical therapies continues to rapidly expand, we are excited to expand our overall capacity and capabilities in laboratory services to help our customers deliver therapies that meet the highest quality and safety standards for patients,” said Leon Wyszkowski, president, analytical services and clinical research at Thermo Fisher...


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Nestlé Purina announces expansion of Jefferson facility, adding 100 jobs


MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Gov. Evers and The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced Thursday that Nestlé Purina will be expanding its longtime facility in the city of Jefferson.

The $195 million expansion will add 100 jobs to the production facility.

“Nestlé Purina has a more than 100-year history in our state, and we are excited to celebrate this world-class brand’s commitment to seeing many more years of continued success and local economic development in Wisconsin,” said Gov. Evers.

They plan to boost production of certain pet food by nearly 50%...



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Ken Notes: They should talk to Kikkoman, Umami flavored dog food may be the next big thing!!!

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A condo development planned near Summerfest could be moving forward. It was first proposed in 2016


A condominium development planned near the Summerfest grounds ? first proposed in 2016 ? could be moving forward.

Architect and developer Peter Renner wants to build 13 three-story townhomes at 620 E. Summerfest Place (formerly known as East Polk Street). That`s just east of North Jefferson Street, about one block west of Maier Festival Park.

Renner`s project would be one of the few Milwaukee condo developments built since the housing bubble burst in 2006. It was reviewed Wednesday by the Historic Third Ward Architectural Review Board.

Renner told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that construction might begin next spring, depending on such factors as construction cost bids and obtaining a variance from the Board of Zoning Appeals. He`s already done some site preparation work that involved relocating utilities...


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OPINION: Geri Sanchez Aglipay: Investing in America agenda helps the Badger State small businesses and creates good jobs


President Biden’s Investing in America economic agenda is strengthening small businesses, while catalyzing once-in-a century generational investments to grow America’s inclusive economy, increase equitable fair market competition, tackle climate change, and reshore domestic manufacturing. The Investing in America economic agenda is fueling a Small Business Boom, exceeding 18 million business applications  since 2021—historically the three strongest years of new business applications under the Biden-Harris Administration — with more than 222,000 filed in Wisconsin.

Nationally and in Wisconsin, there’s unprecedented demand for the SBA’s free business counseling, non-predatory capital, and contracting help to sell to the federal government. Investing in America represents four bi-partisan laws signed by President Biden that’s stimulating high demand for SBA assistance: the American Rescue Plan Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act...


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Jeff Snell: Leading the Greater Milwaukee Boys & Girls Clubs Through a Youth Development Revolution


We are living in an era where technology and artificial intelligence are racing faster than human development. Reliant on social media, our youth are often confused about their place in the world. Social and emotional development play a leading role in the ability of youth to succeed in school, careers and life.

Enter the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM), which since 1887 has prepared young people to lead productive lives with positive self-esteem, school and learning engagement, and volunteering in their communities. BGCGM is among the largest and most prominent of 2,500 Boys & Girls chapters across the country.

With more than 50 locations in the city of Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, athletics, arts training and wholesome meals. Programs include STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), organized sports leagues, college and career programs, health and wellness programs, and leadership and service. As the foundation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, this curriculum strengthens academic performance, builds character, and encourages quality lifestyles...
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Downtown Tower Could Be Redeveloped With Historic Tax Credits


Can something from 1989 be considered historic? We’re about to find out.

The developers who purchased the 35-story 100 East office building out of foreclosure are seeking to convert the tower into the state’s tallest apartment building.

To finance the conversion, they’re seeking historic preservation tax credits from the state and federal governments. But to access credits, which offset up to 40% of historically-sensitive repairs or alterations, the building needs to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) did its part Monday, voting to recommend the National Park Service recognize the building.

“Generally speaking, buildings need to be 50 years old to be placed on the National Register,” said HPC planner Andrew Stern during the commission’s Monday meeting. “They’re making an argument as the most important Postmodern building in the city of Milwaukee it deserves special consideration.”...

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St. Croix Economic Development Executive Director to join Governor’s Council


Western Wisconsin will have Governor Tony Evers’ ear when it comes to workforce investment with Melissa Meschke, Executive Director of the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation, joining the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment.

Council members are charged with joining the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to devise a strategy that “anticipates employer needs, supports the development of a highly skilled labor force, and empowers individuals to pursue and retain good paying careers.”

"I am honored and excited to join the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment. This appointment represents a critical opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative strategies that will strengthen Wisconsin`s workforce,” Meschke said. “By collaborating with stakeholders across sectors of business and industry, we can ensure our state is well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of employers." ...


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Wisconsin Rapids debuts downtown master plan project to garner feedback


WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - Wisconsin Rapids’ Downtown Master Project Plan is underway to develop an end-of-year vision of what ‘downtown life’ could look like.

The city now needs your help online to finish phase one. The current phase includes upcoming meetings with people in the community. The city hopes to learn why people gravitate to the downtown district in Wisconsin Rapids. Is it the dining? The events? Or the farmer’s markets?

The master plan lays out future goals and implementations regarding the downtown area. The community development team has hired consultants Bolten and Menk to lead this project and oversee the planning process.

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Density backlash underway in Madison


It feels like there’s a backlash out there. 

A lot of Madisonians have always opposed greater densities and taller buildings. That’s nothing new. But recently the intensity of that opposition has grown. Last week Isthmus reported on heated opposition to a west-side development in which residents claimed that the city wasn’t listening to them. The city council, which met deep into the next morning, approved the Old Sauk Road development along with three other projects, including one near the airport that has generated opposition due to noise from F-35 fighter jets....

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Ken Notes: Reentering the workforce as a planner, I am finding that this is an issue EVERYWHERE we need to sit down an plan solutions in every community...

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Tom Still: Wisconsin’s Biohealth Tech Hub has a long list of proud parents


In case you missed it, Wisconsin has been on a bit of an economic development hot streak of late.

It started in early May when Microsoft announced it will build a $3.3 billion data center in Racine County, largely to meet artificial intelligence needs. The streak grew in late May with creation of a $100 million public-private venture capital fund to help finance startups in health care, agriculture and other sectors — with emphasis on rural Wisconsin and people who don’t normally encounter early stage investors.

It continued this week when Wisconsin was named a “tech hub,” a process that began with the 2022 passage of the CHIPS and Science Act and which spurred a multi-state competition for federal dollars. The Economic Development Administration designated 12 such hubs, spread among sectors ranging from quantum computing to polymers to food technologies, with Wisconsin’s focus being personalized medicine...


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S&S Cycle is excited to announce that Charlie Hadayia Jr. has returned as our new Director of Business Development!


VIOLA, WI – July 8, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – S&S Cycle, the leader in the v-twin aftermarket space, is excited to announce that Charlie Hadayia Jr. has returned to the Wisconsin-based company as their Director of Business Development. Hadayia returns to S&S, most recently from APG, where he was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. Prior to that, he was with Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice and was first with S&S from 1998 – 2010, where he worked his way from a Tech position to Senior Manager of Racing and Customer Service before finally becoming the Director of Product Line.

Charlie brings with him a proven track record of driving growth and expansion, a quality that will undoubtedly contribute to S&S Cycle’s future success. During his tenure at Tucker/Biker’s Choice, Hadayia spearheaded numerous initiatives that significantly bolstered the company’s market presence and profitability. His strategic vision and keen understanding of market dynamics enabled Biker’s Choice to expand its product lines, improve customer satisfaction, and achieve remarkable growth...


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Note: I changed the link here to Toms Twitter account. JS limits the number of articles I can read so I look at TD`s Twitter feed every week. I`ll Still include JS articles but after ten you need to subscribe.

I also updated the picture because, well Tom is getting old and development is taking it`s toll!!!

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