|Wisconsin Development News (click here to read online)||Capital Times announces staff cuts|
Madison - 8/6/2015 Four veteran staff members of the already significantly downsized Capital Times staff are leaving the paper, according to an email to staff sent Monday by Editor Paul Fanlund...
...These cuts come on the heels of high-profile involuntary layoffs at the jointly owned Wisconsin State Journal, including columnist Doug Moe and sports writers Andy Baggot and Dennis Semrau. At the time, in June, sources said the Capital Times was offering buyouts to employees age 40 and older who have been at the paper at least 10 years. They were promised one week of severance pay for every year of service, up to 26 weeks....
|StartingBlock startup hub already securing tenants, looking toward 2016 opening in Madison|
Madison - 9/3/2015 StartingBlock, an entrepreneurial hub slated to open next year on Madisons near east side, has already secured a healthy number of startup business tenants, according to StartingBlock executive director Scott Resnick.
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|Janesville to get Dollar General distribution center, 552 jobs|
Wisconsin - 9/10/2015 State and local officials announced Wednesday that Dollar General will build a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Janesville that by 2019 would employ 552 people.
|Madison City Council approves deal for massive Judge Doyle Square project|
Madison - 10/1/2015 After nine hours of testimony and debate, the City Council early Wednesday morning narrowly approved a development agreement for the massive Judge Doyle Square project, deciding the benefits outweighed concerns about a $46.7 million public cost and other risks.
|Paul Ryan elected House speaker|
National - 10/29/2015 Rep. Paul Ryan captured enough House votes Thursday to become the chamber`s next speaker, as a splintered Republican Party turned to the youthful but seasoned lawmaker to mend its self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year`s elections.
|Oscar Mayer plant in Madison will close; headquarters to move to Chicago|
Madison - 11/5/2015 Madison's Oscar Mayer plant a fixture on the East Side for nearly 100 years will close and its headquarters will move to Chicago, putting 1,000 employees out of work, parent company Kraft Heinz announced Wednesday.
The loss of one of Madison's signature companies is part of a plan by parent company Kraft Heinz to close seven factories in the U.S. and Canada, four months after the two food giants merged.
Our decision to consolidate manufacturing across the Kraft Heinz North American network is a critical step in our plan to eliminate excess capacity and reduce operational redundancies for the new combined company, Kraft Heinz said in a statement. We have reached this difficult but necessary decision after thoroughly exploring extensive alternatives and options...
|Editorial: No state has been so ill-served by its governor as Wisconsin|
Wisconsin - 12/10/2015 As he reacquaints himself with Wisconsin after three years of positioning himself as a presidential prospect in states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, Gov. Scott Walker traveled to rural northern Wisconsin. The governor announced a plan to expand broadband access for several communities, which was a good thing.
| Madison moving into more detailed phase with JDS Development and Exact Sciences|
Madison - 7/9/2015 A divided Madison City Council approved framework for a preliminary development agreement for the Judge Doyle Square project Tuesday evening after more than two hours of debate, allowing negotiators to move forward on hashing out key details.
|They are playing NOW at Whistling Straits for the PGA Championship|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 Watch live at the link... Because work should be a place to study economic development and landscape architecture in Wisconsin. Feel free to share this story with your friends but be sure to include an appropriate comment like, "Bob we should make sure our commercial properties have good bandwidth, I found this link to test it out."
|EDITORIAL: Get deal done for Downtown|
Madison - 8/20/2015 Its crunch time for what could be Downtown Madisons most significant development since the Overture Center and one of the biggest private-public partnerships in city history.
|WEDC CEO Reed Hall to leave troubled agency on Sept. 25|
Wisconsin - 8/27/2015 The states top economic development agency, stung by a series of scathing audits, media reports about questionable loans and accusations of mismanagement, is once again seeking new leadership.
|Paul Soglin is determined to see Judge Doyle Square project pass|
Madison - 9/24/2015 With a vote on the major Judge Doyle Square project approaching, City Council members now have a full development agreement and updated financing report to make their final decisions.
|Madison needs to build over 1,000 rental units each year to keep up with demand|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Think there have been too many large apartment buildings sprouting up around Madison over the past few years?
|Consultants share design for Madison Municipal Building renovation - like solving a Rubik`s cube|
Madison - 10/22/2015 Renovating the stately but worn Madison Municipal Building into an inviting space for staff and the public while preserving the landmark's historic elements is like solving a Rubik's cube, the city's private consultants say.
|Students look for affordable housing as roofs, rent prices rise|
Madison - 11/12/2015 On the corner of North Bedford and West Mifflin Street, a crane towers over the steel and concrete skeleton of Uncommon, Madison's next apartment complex - just one of the many high-rise housing projects marking the downtown skyline.
|Madison moves toward deal with Gebhardt Development on East Washington Avenue project|
Madison - 7/16/2015 The city and Gebhardt Development took a key step Tuesday toward another major redevelopment on booming East Washington Avenue.
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| City, JDS Development reach development agreement for Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 7/23/2015 Barely beating a tight deadline, the city and JDS Development have signed a development agreement on the roughly $188 million Judge Doyle Square project south of Capitol Square.
|JDS Development details TIF request for Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 7/30/2015 JDS Development has delivered new financing details for the roughly $202 million Judge Doyle Square redevelopment Downtown, but it has only scant information about parking, a major piece of the project.
|Wisconsin loses 6,300 construction jobs in two months, estimates show|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 It may turn out to be only a brief tangent from a trend of positive growth, but construction job losses in Wisconsin in the last two months have been notable.
|Madison health IT startup wins national award|
Madison - 10/15/2015 Madison healthcare IT startup Redox won a prestigious award at a national healthcare technology conference this week.
Redox, which helps app developers get access to electronic health records and health systems manage their connections to the cloud, beat out nearly 100 startups to win a pitch competition at Health 2.0, a leading healthcare technology conference in San Francisco....
|WEDC may have illegally awarded $21 million in tax credits|
Wisconsin - 11/19/2015 In the latest challenge for Wisconsin`s top jobs agency, its officials awarded $21 million in tax credits to companies but likely lacked the legal authority to do so, the Legislature`s non-partisan budget office and attorneys have concluded.
|Assembly Democrats call for extraordinary session on jobs, economic development|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 As Wisconsin approaches 11,000 layoff notices issued in 2015, Democrats in the state Assembly are calling for an extraordinary session dedicated to jobs and economic development.
|Keep talking, city finance committee tells Judge Doyle Square negotiators|
Madison - 7/2/2015 Despite concerns about many details and the fast pace of negotiations, Madisons finance committee on Monday endorsed the basic terms of a complicated deal to move ahead with the massive Judge Doyle Square project south of Capitol Square.
|July 2, 2015 LGB Budget review....|| Potential Madison financial investments aimed at bringing Exact Sciences Corp. Downtown|
Madison - 7/9/2015 As it shapes up, an agreement between the city and JDS Development and booming Exact Sciences for the massive Judge Doyle Square project Downtown is demanding hard scrutiny and leaps of faith.
|Madison equipped to become a startup city|
Madison - 7/30/2015 In case you havent noticed, a startup scene is surging all across Madison. Ideas are taking shape at coffee shops and on campuses, in coworking spaces and accelerators. Emerging new companies and academic spinoffs are launching products and services. Theyre attracting consumers and clients and finding and growing resources to give their dreams a go. If local entrepreneurs and civic and business leaders capitalize on the citys size, location and unique cultureand make inclusivity a priorityMadison has all the makings of becoming a startup city....
|The mayor vs. the homeless|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Abigail Julius has been in Madison about a month. The 54-year-old came to Madison from Menominee looking for help. There were no resources up there like they have down here.
|Madison on its way to being startup fly-over no more, Forward Fest panelists say|
Madison - 8/27/2015 Madisons startup-related street cred is growing, but theres still room for improvement, according to a group of industry insiders speaking on a Badger Startup Summit panel at the Forward Festival on Wednesday morning.
|Paul Soglin predicts close vote on Judge Doyle Square development|
Madison - 9/17/2015 At a Rotary Club of Madison luncheon at the Alliant Energy Center on Wednesday, Mayor Paul Soglin shared his current prediction for the upcoming City Council decision on the Judge Doyle Square development agreement: Seven alders support the project, eight are firmly opposed, one will abstain and four are on the fence.
|Exact Sciences stock plummets, renewing critique of Judge Doyle Square project|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Exact Sciences Corp. shares plunged 46 percent Tuesday, renewing critiques of Madison`s investment to bring the biotech company downtown with the Judge Doyle Square project.
|Mayor Paul Soglin wants answers on decrease in Exact Sciences market value|
Madison - 10/15/2015 Mayor Paul Soglin is demanding answers on how the recent sharp decline in the stock value of Exact Sciences will affect the proposed $200 million Judge Doyle Square project, where the company would be a key tenant.
|New web tool streamlines business startup process|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 Wisconsin entrepreneurs will have access to a host of new business development resources with the launch of One Stop Business Portal.
|Republican Assembly speaker says he`s receptive to overhauling WEDC|
11/12/2015 Republican lawmakers are receptive to overhauling the state's embattled job creation agency after years of problems, including being caught flat-footed by last week's announced closure of Madison's Oscar Mayer plant.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said Tuesday he plans to discuss with Democrats their concerns about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and is interested in addressing sincere, legitimate problems, but he isn't proposing his own plan yet....
|MadREP Report: November 18 , 2015|
Madison Area - 11/19/2015
|Emmons Business Interiors||A giant dorm for grownups: Cohousing developments on the rise in Madison|
Madison - 7/2/2015 About 40 people toddlers, divorcees, young couples and teenagers crowd into a massive dining room, where enticing smells drift out of a restaurant-grade kitchen.
|Mary Carbine departs BID|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Mary Carbine is leaving the Madison Central Business Improvement District, where she has been its executive director since 2006.
|As Oscar Mayer news spreads, ripple effects big and small mount for community|
Madison - 11/5/2015 At a luncheon last month at Alliant Energy Center, community leaders taking part in a principal-for-a-day event watched a touching video about Oscar Mayer workers changing the lives of Madison East High School students.
|MoolaPitch wants to make investing in Wisconsin startups easier|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 Invest a few hundred (or thousand, if that's your game) dollars in a startup through a crowdfunding site, see a return. Take that return, survey more investment options. Repeat.
|EDITORIAL: Shut down Scott Walker`s WEDC before the next jobs fiasco|
11/12/2015 It is completely appropriate to point fingers of blame at politicians and so-called economic development agencies - especially the failed Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. that were asleep at the switch as the Kraft Heinz food-processing conglomerate prepared to shutter its almost 100-year-old Oscar Mayer plant in Madison.
|Madison`s Judge Doyle Square has seen several iterations over 10 years. What will finally click?|
Madison - 11/19/2015 It all started with an aging parking ramp.
|Kenton Peters has tried for 40 years to build a downtown lakefront park. Is Madison finally ready?|
Madison - 12/3/2015 When Kenton Peters' son was growing up in Madison in the 1970s, he'd go watch water ski shows on Lake Monona at Law Park.
|Next steps for the public market|
Madison - 12/3/2015 A new friends group has formed to help with fundraising...Just a few months ago it looked like Madison`s long-awaited public market would be delayed until the next decade. Citing other priorities, Mayor Paul Soglin failed to include any funds for the facility in his capital budget. But recent events, including the announcement that the city's Oscar Mayer plant will close in early 2017, spurred city leaders to move the project forward with a pledge of $4.25 million in city borrowing for the $14 million project.
|Imagine five years from now: Insiders at Cap Times Talk discuss Madison`s growing startup scene|
Madison - 12/10/2015 Lighthouses and force fields are perhaps unexpected references at a panel discussion about startup communities.
|How many new apartments does Madison need?|
Madison - 12/10/2015 To longtime Madison residents, the city seems to be experiencing an apartment building boom like never before, yet a recent report from city planners says more than 1,000 new units will be needed each year to keep up with current demand....Is that true, and if so, how should Madison go about meeting that need? The Cap Times will bring together a first-rate panel of experts from multiple points of view to talk about those questions on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Cap Times reporter Bryna Godar, who covers city politics and frequently writes about housing and development, will moderate the panel. Its members will be:...
|After a decade of challenges, Alexander Co. completes $150 million redevelopment of prime Downtown block|
Madison - 7/2/2015
|City Council will consider changes to Landmarks Ordinance|
Madison - 7/9/2015 Developers and historic preservationists have long had problems with the citys four-decade-old Landmarks Ordinance, the sometimes fuzzy rulebook for a high-stakes game of urban growth with millions of dollars and the citys historic heritage at stake.
|Monona Terrace: Debated, denigrated but eventually delivered|
Madison - 7/9/2015 Some of Madisons earliest inhabitants realized the significance of the site right away.
|Epic Systems gets passed over for government contract worth billions|
Madison - 7/30/2015 Epic Systems Corp., Verona, has lost out on a huge, multi-year, multibillion-dollar contract to update electronic health records for the U.S. military.
|Sub-Zero/Wolf to build $62M plant addition|
Fitchburg - 8/6/2015 Sub-Zero Group, maker of the upscale Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchen appliances, will build a $62 million addition onto one of its Fitchburg plants and plans to hire 300 employees over the next three years.
|Liberty Park proposes more growing, changing|
VERONA - 8/6/2015 Big plans in a couple of spots in Verona are likely to bring some heavy discussions next week at the citys Plan Commission meeting.
|Dane County to purchase East Washington Avenue site for day homeless resource center|
Madison - 9/24/2015 A long-awaited day resource center for Dane County's homeless could finally materialize on Madison's near east side this time next year.
|Finance committee gives final OK to new Hill Farms state office building|
Madison - 10/15/2015 A massive new state office building project on Madison`s West Side passed its final regulatory hurdle Thursday, clearing the way for groundbreaking on the $177 million project in the coming weeks.
|Warrants allege Green Bay businessman defrauded WEDC for more than $1 million|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015 A Green Bay businessman is under criminal investigation for allegedly defrauding the state's job creation agency of more than $1 million, according to search warrants obtained by the State Journal.
|OPINION: Public market should not be a priority|
Madison - 10/29/2015 Regarding the mayor`s obsession with a public market, if it`s such a great thing, wouldn`t some developer be all over it?
|State Senate passes arena deal in rare bipartisan vote|
Wisconsin - 7/16/2015 The Wisconsin state Senate approved a significant public financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena Wednesday after members struck a rare bipartisan agreement to include a ticket surcharge and wipe out a debt collection provision.
| City, Dane County considering Bellini Italian Restaurant site for homeless day center|
Madison - 7/23/2015 The city and Dane County are considering a historic former church that now houses an Italian restaurant three blocks from Capitol Square for a long-sought homeless day shelter, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
City and county officials have already done a walk through of the Bellini Italian Restaurant and the county is conducting a feasibility study, said Josh Wescott, chief of staff to County Executive Joe Parisi. You need to make sure the space makes sense, he said. We dont know yet....
|60-unit apartment building proposed for corner of Fordem and Sherman avenues|
Madison - 8/13/2015 John Fish worked near the corner of Fordem and Sherman avenues on Madison's east side for years. Now he said he wants to help bring the area up to date with a new apartment and retail development.
| Fitchburg officials push option for Exact Sciences if talks with Madison fail|
Fitchburg - 8/20/2015 As negotiations between Madison and JDS Development proceed on a deal to bring booming Exact Sciences Corp. to the proposed Judge Doyle Square project Downtown, Fitchburg is touting an alternative if talks collapse.
|Vote on Judge Doyle Square could prove whether fools rush in|
Madison - 8/27/2015 The deal Madison is crafting to bring a hotel, corporate headquarters, parking and other improvements to Judge Doyle Square is moving too quickly and is too complex for me to understand, much less form a defensible opinion on.
|Groundbreaking held at site of new hotel in downtown Madison|
Madison - 8/31/2015 A new hotel is coming to downtown Madison. City officials say they hope it brings big business to both the city and the state.
|WEDC did not track job creation, auditors tell panel|
Wisconsin - 9/10/2015 Wisconsin's troubled jobs agency did not independently verify whether businesses receiving tax dollars created the jobs they promised, state auditors told a panel of lawmakers on Wednesday.
Addressing the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, officials with the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau detailed a May audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The audit found cases in which WEDC didn't comply with state law or its own policies, made awards without the proper review and didn't require confirmation that jobs were created after businesses received awards.
The day after the audit was released, Gov. Scott Walker abandoned a proposal in the state budget that would have merged his flagship jobs agency with the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. ...
|Madison City Council overrides Soglin Frites veto|
Madison - 9/17/2015 "Inch by inch, foot by foot, store by store, block by block, we are succumbing to the deterioration not just of our downtown, but, as we all know, our city."
|City banking on Exact Sciences Corp. to deliver for Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 10/1/2015 In committing to the massive Judge Doyle Square project, Madison is investing not only in its Downtown; it's also banking on the continued growth and market dominance of the project's principal tenant, Exact Sciences Corp.
In a 12-6 vote with one member absent and another recusing himself, the City Council approved an agreement with JDS Development at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. The $200 million redevelopment relies on $46.7 million in public investment, including a $12 million grant to Exact Sciences to help it create at least 400 jobs Downtown.
Given the company's explosive growth since developing the first and only FDA-approved noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer, it's a bet the council was willing to make....
|Green Bay businessman denies fraud involved in state loan|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015 A Green Bay-area businessman suspected of defrauding Wisconsin`s economic development agency says he`s behind on loan repayments to the state but hasn`t committed any crimes....
|New Wisconsin business portal to streamline state paper trail|
Wisconsin - 10/22/2015 Prospective small-business owners who find working through Wisconsin government forms a bit daunting have a new tool to help get their dreams rolling.
|Madison closes storage area for homeless belongings|
Madison - 7/23/2015 After just three months, Madison is closing its primitive storage area for belongings of homeless people behind the Madison Municipal Building due to alleged illicit activity and health concerns.
|Epic exes: Former employees of the booming tech company strike out on their own|
Madison - 7/30/2015 Christie Low used to be one of them: the (not so) few, the (usually) proud, the twentysomething Epic employees.
| Scott Walker signs bill to fund new Milwaukee Bucks arena|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 Gov. Scott Walker took a break from the presidential campaign trail Wednesday to commit $250 million in taxpayer money to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Calling the new NBA arena a dynamic attraction for the entire state of Wisconsin, Walker signed the bill at the Wisconsin State Fair Park surrounded by state lawmakers, local officials and Bucks team president Peter Feigin....
|Two Minutes with Mitch Henck: Judge Doyle Square plan flawed?|
Madison - 8/27/2015 In "Two Minutes with Mitch" local radio personality Mitch Henck says a Judge Doyle Square parking lot should be above ground over John Nolen Drive....
|City waits for JDS developer`s answers after Exact Sciences stock drop|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Video report here...
|Assembly passes Lambeau Field tax return bill|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 The state Assembly has approved a bill that would return $17 million in excess Lambeau Field taxes to Brown County taxpayers and local government.
The bill passed Tuesday calls for 25 percent of the money to go to Brown County. The county`s municipalities would use the rest to lower property taxes, debt relief or for economic development.
The Assembly approved the bill 89-2. The Senate passed it in September and it now goes to Gov. Scott Walker....
|Findorff - Character Community Craftsmanship||Wisconsin housing market has strongest summer in 10 years|
Wisconsin - 9/24/2015 August housing sales were not as strong as June and July, but were still higher than the same month last year, according to the most recent analysis of the existing home market conducted by the Wisconsin Realtors Association....
| Taxing entities create new Downtown TIF district|
Madison - 7/23/2015 The city, Madison School District and other taxing entities on Monday approved a new tax incremental financing district that will support three big redevelopment projects valued at $130.7 million on the West Side of Capitol Square.
|MadRep Monthy report...|
7/30/2015 Lots of good info this month!!
|Paul Soglin recommends delay in City Council vote on Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 9/3/2015 A City Council showdown on the $200 million Judge Doyle Square project will likely be delayed from a Tuesday deadline to Sept. 15.
|UW is (finally) learning how to push its research to market|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015 This could be big for UW-Madison. It's exactly the sort of transformative discovery you would expect from a great research university. Like Harry Steenbock fortifying the vitamin D content of milk. Like James Thomson unlocking the mystery and promise of stem cells. In this case, two UW researchers have pioneered a breakthrough that could end the flood of human antibiotics into animal feed....
|Developer study: New arena should be part of new destination at Alliant Energy Center|
Madison - 10/29/2015 A new multipurpose arena that would replace the aging Dane County Coliseum and new areas for retail, entertainment, dining and hotels are part of a recommended plan for the county that would turn the Alliant Energy Center complex into a $500 million destination development.
|Venture capitalists nod to Epic, UW-Madison for Madison`s burgeoning startup scene|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 Venture capitalists are optimistic about Madison's future as a startup hub, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium on Wednesday.
|Building a coworking community|
Madison - 11/12/2015 Gregory St. Fort is a New Yorker, through and through....By November 2014, St. Fort had joined 100state, at 30 W. Mifflin St., an entrepreneurial gathering space that calls itself Wisconsin's largest coworking community, and in September, he took the helm as executive director.
|Grant program to aid retail progressing; support urged for grocery store|
Madison - 10/1/2015 Efforts to retain and improve retail space along the State Street corridor, around the Capitol Square and on King Street could soon get a boost from the city.
|State of Wisconsin economy draws concern from opinion writers|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 Political Environment blogger James Rowen says that Scott Walker has had his "Illinois moment" in the sun. The Chicago media gave Walker plenty of space when he claimed that Wisconsin, unlike Illinois, was all set to build more jobs and attract more businesses following the 2012 recall election. Now the Chicago Tribune alone has published two highly critical stories of Walker's economic record in Wisconsin, Rowen notes. ...
|After bomb threat and beer summit, Wisconsin Assembly passes budget|
7/9/2015 After a bomb threat, an impromptu beer summit and more than 10 hours of debate, the Wisconsin Assembly passed the state budget on a 52-46 vote.
|Quick read: Key provisions of the 2015-17 Wisconsin budget|
Wisconsin - 7/9/2015 The Republican-controlled state Assembly voted 52-46 to pass the state budget early Thursday morning more than 12 hours after debate began, sending the $73 billion two-year spending plan to Gov. Scott Walker.
Walker can use his powerful veto authority to edit or remove items before he signs it into law.
Here are some highlights of how the budget affects you:...
|Residents weigh in on Madison`s needs during community budget meeting|
Madison Area - 7/16/2015 In an effort to better address the needs and concerns of local residents, Mayor Paul Soglin held a meeting Tuesday evening at the Central Library to discuss the citys budget plan.
|City, Ho-Chunk advance discussions on cultural, sports, entertainment project|
Madison - 7/16/2015 Madison and the Ho-Chunk Nation see a tribal cultural center and major sports complex with indoor and outdoor fields, lighting and grandstands as keys to a rare collaboration to develop city and tribal lands on the Southeast Side.
| David Walsh leaves Board of Regents with plea to build grassroots support for UW|
Wisconsin - 7/30/2015 One of the few remaining University of Wisconsin System regents not appointed by Gov. Scott Walker urged colleagues to take the issue of state funding for higher education to the people in his final remarks to the board this month.
|Skepticism from council greets Soglin proposal on loitering aimed at homeless|
Madison - 8/6/2015 In his first meeting Friday with City Council members since he proposed limits on loitering Downtown, aimed at curbing bad behavior by some of the citys homeless people, Mayor Paul Soglin heard a good share of skepticism about the proposal.
| Madison representatives divided on Milwaukee Bucks arena deal|
Madison - 8/6/2015 In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Wisconsin Assembly voted overwhelmingly to support publicly financing a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
|Debate on Paul Soglin`s downtown Madison bench ordinance to begin this week|
Madison - 8/13/2015 This week, Madison Mayor Paul Soglins proposal to impose time limits on public benches downtown will go before two committees, starting a lengthy community debate on the controversial ordinance.
|Developer proposing mixed-use project for Marling Lumber property|
Madison - 8/20/2015 The East Washington Avenue renaissance is continuing with a proposal for a mixed-use redevelopment with 240 housing units at the Marling Lumber Co. site near the Yahara River.
|Army awards tactical vehicle contract to Wisconsin firm|
Wisconsin - 8/27/2015 Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers.
|MadREP Report: August 26, 2015|
Madison Area - 8/27/2015 Positioned to Win: Madison Region gaming industry headed toward first place...
|Paul Soglin`s $295 million Madison capital budget proposal includes major project delays|
Madison - 9/3/2015 Mayor Paul Soglin introduced a $294.9 million capital budget Tuesday that includes the massive Judge Doyle Square project, funds affordable housing and delays neighborhood centers, the Midtown District police station and an east side public market.
The budget with its delays for major projects comes after a year of grappling with how to rein in the citys finances, with Soglin and others saying the capital improvement plan that passed the City Council last year included too many projects and was unaffordable....
|Soglin releases his city budget proposal|
Madison - 9/3/2015 Madison Mayor Paul Soglin presented the 2016 Executive Capital Budget Tuesday, which aims to improve infrastructure and drive economic growth while accommodating a diverse community.
|Walker job-creation officials promise to do better|
Wisconsin - 9/10/2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) ? Officials with Republican Gov. Scott Walker's floundering job-creation agency promised again to do a better job in the wake of another scathing audit and the departure of their second chief officer in just four years.
Tricia Braun, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's deputy secretary and chief operating officer, told the Legislature's audit committee on Wednesday that the agency has hired an outside consultant and is constantly evaluating its operations. Dan Ariens, chairman of WEDC's board, said he likens the agency's issues to problems a typical start-up company experiences.
"I am confident we are poised to become an organization you will be proud to call your economic development engine," Ariens said....
|A fifth of Madison City Council alders could be absent for Judge Doyle Square vote|
Madison - 9/17/2015 The Madison City Council has scheduled a special meeting next week to vote on the major Judge Doyle Square development, but at least four of 20 alders will miss it.
|Mayor Paul Soglin proposes $289 million operating budget for 2016|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Mayor Paul Soglin proposed a $289 million stay-the-course budget Tuesday that he said preserves basic services, provides raises for city workers and extends more opportunities to the poor and minority residents while coming in under state levy limits.
The budget, which raises property tax collections by 3.24 percent overall, would cost the average homeowner about $65.65 more in property taxes to the city....
|Housing is key to a vibrant Downtown|
Madison - 10/8/2015 In -Two Minutes with Mitch- local radio personality Mitch Henck gives his two cents on the latest developments on the Judge Doyle Square project in Downtown Madison...
|Will D2P be the key to unlock UW-Madison`s potential as an economic engine?|
Madison - 10/15/2015 UW-Madison chancellor Rebecca Blank's Discovery 2 Product initiative, D2P, may be the catalyst to transform the university into a real economic engine, Marc Eisen writes in Isthmus.
|Mallards executives near deal to manage Breese Stevens Field|
Madison - 11/19/2015 In the last five years, Vern Stenman and Conor Caloia have had a hand in refurbishing old stadiums around Wisconsin.
|Household income takes sharp downturn in most of Wisconsin|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Median household income fell by a significant margin in two-thirds of Wisconsin counties from 2009 to 2014, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
|Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex|
Madison - 12/3/2015 Can you see it?
Dan Brown certainly can. The executive manager of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has held a vision for many years to develop 47.75 acres of vacant, tribally owned land adjacent to the casino. With all that undeveloped land and money to build, it's just a matter of finding the big idea and the right partners.
We considered building a big-box retail store, an industrial park and even a corporate headquarters, says Brown, who hired Urban Assets, a local planning and community development firm, to conduct a high-level study on what type of development made the most sense for both the Ho-Chunk Nation and the city of Madison. At the end of the day, we are looking for a regional destination,...
|Dane County towns split on bill that would allow opt-out of county zoning control|
Dane County - 12/10/2015 Eight Dane County towns have formally opposed a state bill advocated for by Dane County Towns Association leadership that would allow towns to opt out of Dane County`s zoning authority.
The proposed legislation is among a handful of bills scheduled for public hearings today before the Assembly`s Committee on Housing and Real Estate, but prior to its hearing, leaders from the towns of Dunn, Cross Plains, Montrose, Perry, Christiana, Oregon, Pleasant Springs and Springdale sent a letter to Chairman Rep. John Jagler, R-Watertown, opposing the bill....
|WSJ Business Roundtable: Affordable housing is needed but a challenge to build|
Madison - 12/10/2015 Affordable housing is needed in Dane County, but creating enough to not only offset current growing demand but also help catch up from a lack of building activity during the Great Recession is a challenge.
That's according to a panel of affordable housing experts who discussed the issue during a recent Wisconsin State Journal Business Roundtable discussion....
|Building permits show little slowdown for Madison apartment projects|
Madison - 10/22/2015 New apartment construction is still going strong in Madison.
|County Executive Joe Parisi does not support expensive new plan for Alliant Energy Center|
Dane County - 10/29/2015 Dane County`s top elected official will not support a recommended private-public redevelopment plan for the Alliant Energy Center, saying the $117 million price tag for the county is unaffordable.
|Developer very hesitant to continue if Madison opens Judge Doyle Square for new proposals|
Madison - 11/19/2015 One of the four developers that submitted proposals for the major Judge Doyle Square redevelopment process in May has sent a letter to city officials urging them not to open the process to new developers again, suggesting it might not continue in the process if that happens.
|Has WEDC created jobs? We don`t know|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 Imagine how private firms do business with the state of Wisconsin. The companies provide something of value for taxpayers and, in return, receive state money.
|Big project Downtown worth city investment|
Madison - 9/17/2015 Any City of Madison decision to proceed with an investment of public funds must meet a stringent test. The value of the benefit to the city and its citizens must exceed the cost of the financial support for the project.
|Engineered Construction Inc. / General Contractors||WEDC board member: I don't think there is any smoking gun here|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 A key board member of Gov. Scott Walkers economic development agency said Tuesday that failed loans to businesses that werent properly reviewed shouldnt trigger the resignation of the agencys top official, as Democratic critics have sought.
| EDITORIAL: Reed Hall should not take fall for WEDC|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 The governors economic development agency has repeatedly failed to protect public money.
But getting rid of its leader, Reed Hall, who wasnt around when the worst mistakes were made, would be rash and exacerbate high turnover in the organization....
|Homeless Union Corners homesteaders set to roll quietly away|
Madison - 7/30/2015 Five years after the city of Madison purchased a blighted 11.4-acre site along a major thoroughfare on the East Side, its renewal is imminent.
|Madison finance committee voices questions on Judge Doyle Square project|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Madisons finance committee is scrutinizing pieces of a complex, emerging deal with JDS Development on the massive Judge Doyle Square project south of Capitol Square.
During an update from city negotiators Monday, the Board of Estimates raised a series of questions about financing and parking for the $202 million redevelopment that would bring a new headquarters for booming Exact Sciences Corp. and a hotel for Monona Terrace to blocks that hold the Madison Municipal Building and Government East parking garage.
Board members questioned the completeness of JDS recently submitted tax increment financing (TIF) application, the developers submissions on equity and debt, the loss of Government East parking during construction, and the design and uses of parking....
|Paul Soglin: New Hill Farms building could spur Downtown redevelopment|
Madison Area - 8/27/2015 A massive new state office building on Madisons West Side could spur additional redevelopment opportunities Downtown as the state moves and consolidates its agencies, Mayor Paul Soglin said in an interview Wednesday.
|Bucks: Milwaukee leaders announce arena land sale to Bucks for $1|
Milwaukee - 9/10/2015 MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee leaders plan to announce that a chunk of downtown land has been sold to the city's NBA team for $1 as part of the drive to build the Bucks a new arena complex.
County Executive Chris Abele said in a statement Wednesday that the sale will transform a vacant space into a development that will create thousands of jobs and generate millions in revenue....
|Wisconsin Democrats propose new economic development model to replace WEDC|
Wisconsin - 9/17/2015 A proposal from the two Democrats on the board of Wisconsin's flagship jobs agency would abolish the existing Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and replace it with a new model.
|Kettle Park West Commercial Center Moves Forward!|
Stoughton - 10/1/2015 Verona-based Forward Development Group announced the successful completion of the real estate transactions necessary to launch the Kettle Park West Commercial Center, a long-planned development in the City of Stoughton.
|Madison-Kipp Corp. announced $3.5M expansion in Sun Prairie|
Sun Prairie - 11/5/2015 The project will include an estimated $3.5 million in construction and will consolidate off-site warehousing as well as add additional manufacturing space, according to a release.
The city of Sun Prairie is providing TIF assistance to reimburse the developer for $274,000 for several onsite improvements, which is one of the reasons the location was selected, officials said....
|No daily newspaper left at UW-Madison as Cardinal cuts production|
UW Madison - 11/12/2015 The Daily Cardinal plans to cut production of its print edition to two days per week, leaving UW-Madison without a daily student newspaper only a few years after the campus had two of them.
|Cap Times and 100state to host panel on growing, improving the Madison startup scene|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at 100state
|Plan Commission signs off on 8Twenty Park affordable housing proposal|
Madison - 12/10/2015 .An affordable housing development for South Park Street moved a step closer to final approval on Monday.
|Madison`s finance committee works to rein in - unaffordable - budget|
Madison - 7/9/2015 For months, Madisons finance committee has been delving into its capital budget in an attempt to rein in spending in coming years and keep property taxes from jumping by more than $100 on the average home in a single year.
| Federal funds to bolster food manufacturing, biotech headed to Madison region|
Madison Area - 7/16/2015 A new federal designation awarded Wednesday will move 14 counties in south-central and southwestern Wisconsin to the front of the line for perhaps $75 million in federal grants over the next two years for a series of projects to help grow jobs and bolster business in the food-processing, biotech and advanced manufacturing sectors.
|Commercial development proposed for Grandview Commons|
Madison - 7/23/2015 Commercial development in Grandview Commons may be about to take another major step.
By next summer, a three-acre vacant lot between the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. and the Metro Market could be home to more than 30,000 square feet of commercial space for a coffee shop, up to two restaurants, spa, dry cleaners, offices and other service businesses.
The $6.7 million project on the Far East Side proposed by DSI Real Estate Group is set to go before the citys Urban Design Commission July 29 and includes five buildings and public plaza space....
|Beer`s economic impact in Wisconsin declines to $8 billion|
Wisconsin - 7/30/2015 The business of beer in Wisconsin is no small number but down when compared to 2012.
|With surging need for bandwidth, top public CIOs see urgent need for cooperation|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 State of Wisconsin Chief Information Officer David Cagigal has a simple goal: To never spend another dollar on laying optical fiber cable for data projects involving state government and its partners.
|MadREP Report: August 13, 2015|
Madison Area - 8/13/2015 Growth in Every Corner of the Region...Video Game Industry & Higher Ed Meet Up...EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES... REGIONAL NEWS...and more
|WEDC committee recommends additional checks for award recipients|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 Companies seeking public assistance from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. would face an additional layer of scrutiny under a policy change working its way through the troubled agencys board review process.
|Madison Plan Commission approves contentious Nakoma house demolition proposal|
Madison - 8/27/2015 A contentious house demolition and reconstruction proposal in the Nakoma neighborhood got final approval from the Madison Plan Commission on Monday, six weeks after the body referred it for more consideration.
|Quote of the Day:|
Madison - 9/3/2015 People are not coming downtown because as you take the walk down State Street, like missing teeth, all of those stores that have licenses are gaps, further deteriorating the future viability of the existing retail.
|2016 capital budget|
Madison - 9/3/2015 Download the actual budget here...
|OPINION: Heavy hand squashing conservation potential at Badger|
Wisconsin - 9/17/2015 There is a heavy hand at work when land use planners at the DNR propose on/off road motorcycles through a prairie teeming with grassland birds.
In a conservation plan that biologists have otherwise deemed stellar, the recently released draft Master Plan for the future Sauk Prairie Recreation Area proposes a multitude of activities from on/off-road motorcycles and mountain bikes to sport rocketry. A future gun range is also discussed. Really?...
|Mayor Paul Soglin promotes deal as City Council nears vote on Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 9/24/2015 A determined and cautiously confident Mayor Paul Soglin on Wednesday accused critics of distortions and misinformation and promoted a proposed development agreement on the massive Judge Doyle Square project Downtown.
|Student loan refinancing bill set for Wednesday hearing|
Wisconsin - 10/8/2015 A bill that would make Wisconsin the first state to allow student loans to be refinanced at lower interest rates will be given its second public hearing in as many legislative sessions on Wednesday.
|Madison Metro Transit adds another bus to Epic Systems campus route as ridership climbs|
Madison Area - 10/15/2015 Every weekday morning, young professionals, many of them wearing ear buds, line up at Madison Metro bus stops throughout downtown Madison to catch the 35-minute ride out to healthcare software company Epic Systems in Verona.
|Wisconsin Democrats recuse themselves from vote on GOP campaign finance bill|
Wisconsin - 10/22/2015 Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly recused themselves en masse from a Wednesday evening vote on a contentious GOP proposal to reshape the state`s campaign finance laws. The bill passed shortly before 8 p.m. with the unanimous support of the chamber`s Republican members, with no Democrats casting votes.
|Democrats join Assembly Republicans in approving $350M in borrowing for roads|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 All four Democrats on the Legislature's budget committee joined six Assembly Republicans on Wednesday to approve borrowing $350 million for big-ticket road projects including the Verona Road/Beltline Highway project and widening Interstate 39/90.
|MGE to add renewable power and reduce harmful emissions in 15-year plan|
Madison - 11/19/2015 Madison Gas & Electric says it will add solar or wind power and will further reduce harmful emissions from its power plants as part of a plan for the next 15 years.
|Central Wisconsin can empathize with loss of Oscar Mayer|
Wisconsin - 11/19/2015 The paper mill, owned by Canadian-based Domtar since 2001, has been a fixture in this community of just over 2,500 people since 1883. But over the last 15 years, Beaver has watched as the state's paper industry has shed thousands of jobs and in some cases, closed mills....Manufacturing is one of the pillars of the state's economy but dozens of communities around the state have seen large, legacy employers close or leave the state over the last 30 years. They include the General Motors Assembly plant in Janesville, Uniroyal in Eau Claire, Mirro Aluminum Company in Manitowoc and Kenosha Engine Company in Kenosha...
|Wisconsin Companies Invited to Join Trade Venture to Germany|
Wisconsin - 12/10/2015 Business development trip coincides with the world?s premier industrial technology trade show, financial assistance available for small businesses to help with exhibit costs
|Businesses protest Paul Soglin`s proposal for sharp fee increase for sidewalk cafes|
Madison - 7/16/2015 Owners of bars, restaurants and coffee shops around Capitol Square and State Street are protesting Mayor Paul Soglins proposal to dramatically raise fees for sidewalk cafes, but Soglin says hes willing to negotiate the size of a potential increase.
|Soglin says city to pay one-quarter of Judge Doyle Square costs|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Madison Mayor Paul Soglin released details on the public funding for the downtown Judge Doyle Square project, saying the city's investment represents 25 percent of the total development costs.
|Blair Street Gardens to undergo major renovations beginning this fall|
Madison - 9/10/2015 The Blair Street Gardens, a community space located at the intersection of Williamson St., E. Wilson St. and S. Blair St., across from Machinery Row, will begin undergoing a major makeover this fall.
|OPINION: Dane County Coliseum ripe for remake|
Madison Area - 10/29/2015 The Dane County Coliseum was a state-of-the-art concert venue when the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and The Doors performed there in the late 1960s.
|City gives JDS Development/Exact Sciences Corp. brief delay to exp(l)ain impacts of drop in stock value on Judge Doyle Square project|
Madison - 10/29/2015 Mayor Paul Soglin is giving JDS Development and Exact Sciences Corp. more time to explain how a recent sharp decline in the stock value of Exact Sciences will affect the proposed $200 million Judge Doyle Square project, where the company would be a key tenant.
|MadREP Report December|
Madison Area - 12/3/2015 ...Community Highlight: Rising Tides in Watertown ...
WEDC Insights: International Opportunities in United Arab Emirates...
REGIONAL NEWS ...Evansville I&E Club
December 9, 6:30pm
Creekside Place, Evansville...The Future Wisconsin Economic Summit 2015
December 9, 8:30am-3pm
Monona Terrace, Madison ...2015 BioForward Annual Member Meeting
December 9, 5-7:30pm
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison ...Funding Opportunity: Idle Industrial Site Competition
Deadline: December 11...gener8tor Madison 2016
Early Application Deadline: December 13
Final Deadline: January 2 ...Request for Proposals: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Resource Fund
Deadline: December 21, 2pm...
|MIG Commercial Real Estate|
| Madison slated for more than 5,500 new apartments through 2017|
Madison - 7/9/2015 Just how many apartments have gone up in Madison recently, and how many more are on the way?
|Legislature approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal|
Madison - 7/30/2015 The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.
|Filament Games moves cool workspace into old AT&T Building downtown|
Madison - 8/13/2015 The AT&T Building in downtown Madison is still undergoing its $30 million renovations. Upon entering the dusty main floor, Brandon Pittser, marketing director for Filament Games, a 10-year-old educational video game company that relocated from Madisons Atwood neighborhood to the building last month, makes a joke about the space resembling a post-apocalyptic wasteland....
|Everyone should have a chance to start a business, speakers say|
Madison - 8/27/2015 Madison is creating a lot of opportunities for people who want to start a business, but not everyone is getting access to them.
Thats what several speakers told the Social Good Summit, one of the opening events of the 2015 Forward Festival on Thursday.
There are two dialogues surrounding entrepreneurship in Madison, said Preston Austin, co-organizer of Forward Fest. One is for people who have access to (tools to create) startups. The other is for people of color and, to a lesser degree, women, who feel they are living in a different world....
|Huge Morgridge gift grows beyond UW expectations|
UW Madison - 9/10/2015 The largest-ever gift to UW-Madison has turned out bigger than expected.
|New plans unveiled for Madison Dairy site on East Washington Avenue|
Madison - 9/17/2015 The developer that had proposed an office and apartment building along with a concert hall along East Washington Avenue is offering a new plan for the site.
|Union Corners grocery, apartment development gets Plan Commission approval|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Another piece of the Union Corners puzzle is closer to being put in place.
|Apple could owe UW-Madison $862M in patent lawsuit|
UW Madison - 10/15/2015 A federal jury found on Tuesday that Apple Inc. could owe the University of Wisconsin-Madison up to $862 million in damages after it used technology owned by the university's licensing arm without permission in chips found in iPhones and iPads.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) sued Apple in January of 2014 for alleged infringement of its 1998 patent that improves processor efficiency.
The U.S. District Court jury in Madison had to determine if Apple's A7, A8 and A8X processors, which can be found in iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus and several versions of the iPad, violate the patent. Court papers indicate Apple contended the patent is invalid, but the jury found otherwise....
|Don`t subsidize Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 11/5/2015 The recent setback to the Judge Doyle Square project has solidified my opposition to using any more tax dollars to subsidize Downtown private projects.
|OPINION: City should pursue Downtown dream|
Madison - 11/12/2015 Madison has a rare second chance to save Downtown Madison.
|Cap Times reporter Bryna Godar talks Judge Doyle Square on WORT|
Madison - 12/3/2015 The ambitious downtown project now known as Judge Doyle Square has been through multiple iterations over the past decade, including parking, a hotel, a train station, a public market and headquarters for biotech company Exact Sciences Corp.
|Landlord-tenant bill draws concerns from city officials throughout Wisconsin|
Wisconsin - 12/10/2015 A wide-reaching bill regulating the rights of landlords, tenants and municipalities is set for a public hearing in front of an Assembly committee Thursday, about a week after it was introduced.
|Octopi announces brewmaster, brewery nearing completion|
Waunakee - 7/16/2015 Isaac Showaki has invested heavily in water-related equipment for his new brewery here.
|OPINION: To get economic development right, shut down WEDC|
Wisconsin - 9/3/2015 Scott Walker created the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. with much fanfare after his election as governor in 2010. The governor claimed that Wisconsin needed to distribute tax dollars to private corporations through a secretive new agency that did not operate according to traditional economic development rules and standards in order to meet the promise on which he was elected: to create 250,000 new jobs.
To ensure that all went as planned, Walker made himself the chairman of the WEDC board.
Walker appointed his cronies to top positions and set the tone for an agency that was supposedly going to function more efficiently and more effectively than the old state Department of Commerce....
|UW-Madison academic units to cut $23 million under Scott Walker budget|
UW Madison - 7/2/2015 UW-Madison academic units are preparing to absorb nearly $23 million in cuts under Gov. Scott Walkers 2015-2017 budget, a campus spokesperson said this week. Administrative units will cut $9 million in expenses.
|Madison-area apartment construction still booming|
Madison - 7/9/2015 Tired of visiting Madison only on weekends, and paying for a hotel room to do it, Todd Grubofski decided to rent a place here after seeing a big hole in the ground while driving around Downtown with friends in 2013.
| For one week, Madison will be the center of the unicycling world|
Madison - 7/23/2015 If youre out and about in the coming week at the Farmers' Market, AtwoodFest, the Arboretum or just hanging out at Tenney Park youre likely to encounter young people doing things you never thought possible on one wheel.
|Cap Times editorial: Scott Walker is just plain wrong about Clean Power Plan|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 Gov. Scott Walker greeted the Obama administration's release Monday of the final version of the Clean Power Plan with this: "President Obama's plan should be called the Costly Power Plan because it will cost hardworking Americans jobs and raise their energy rates. It will be like a buzz saw on the nation's economy. I will stand up for American workers and stop the Costly Power Plan."
And almost immediately his attorney general, Brad Schimel, said Wisconsin would join other states in a lawsuit seeking to stop the rule's implementation....
|UW-Marshfield prof says cuts at colleges could slam door to education for many|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 A proposal to merge University of Wisconsin System colleges with the state technical college system on top of a plan to regionalize the UW colleges threatens to slam the door to education for Wisconsin students who need it most, said UW-Marshfield/Wood County associate professor Kelly Wilz.
|Guide to beer gardens in Milwaukee-area parks|
Milwaukee - 8/13/2015 Getting a beer in Milwaukee is as easy as a walk in the park.
That must be what our forefathers had in mind when they introduced the beer garden to America.
Beer gardens use nature as the backdrop to enjoy a freshly poured stein of suds you know, like tailgating without the game.
Four years ago, Hans Weissgerber III, whose company runs Estabrook Beer Garden, brought the Milwaukee County Parks his idea, insight and floor plan for what a modern-day beer garden might look like to Estabrook. The Landing at Hoyt Park, sparked by the group Friends of Hoyt Park, followed; then Humboldt Park, which is operated by St. Francis Brewing; and the Traveling Beer Gardens, which serve Sprecher beer out of re-imagined emergency vehicles....
|Officials look to solve a yearslong homeless problem in a few weeks|
Madison - 8/20/2015 Madison and Dane County officials who want to bar the chronic homeless from the City-County Building by this fall are looking to sweeten the deal by first ramping up efforts to get them the treatment and shelter they need.
|Photos: Union Corners construction|
Madison - 8/27/2015 ...A construction crew member bulldozes dirt into place at the Union Corners site along East Washington Avenue....
|Proposed Madison public market will have to be delayed until 2021|
Madison - 9/3/2015 A much-anticipated public market planned for the citys East Side next year will be delayed until 2021, Mayor Paul Soglin said, blaming the rising cost of city borrowing.
|Taylor Beebe: I am Mad City Frites owner, and I love Madison too|
Madison - 9/10/2015 My dream has been to operate a restaurant, and I have been extremely fortunate to realize my goal. I am also dedicated to the well-being and continued growth of my hometown and the city I dearly love ? Madison, Wisconsin.
|Gener8tor focuses on growing Wisconsin-made startups|
Madison - 9/17/2015 A new program from Madison startup accelerator gener8tor is focusing on fostering growth in Wisconsin-born startups.
|Paul Soglin reveals inner conservative with dubious take on the homeless|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has again aired his view that the reward for being compassionate and trying to help the homeless is, well, more homelessness.
|Increased demand packing UW-Madison computer science classes|
UW Madison - 10/1/2015 A growing appreciation for the value of learning how to code has led to skyrocketing enrollments in computer science courses at UW-Madison that are stretching resources, says department chairman Mark Hill.
|Cap Times and 100state to host panel on growing, improving the Madison startup scene|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Though Wisconsin is ranked 50th in the country for startup activity, the Madison startup scene is growing. Startup hub 100state now houses a wide array of budding businesses from the guerrilla marketing Startup Rangers, to a startup aiming to bring yoga to educators and a company that recently visited the White House.
|UW-Madison launching major fundraising campaign|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015
|Let`s move ahead on day resource center for the homeless|
Madison - 10/22/2015 Here Dane County government is again, talking about a daytime resource center. Honestly, I've lost count of how many times it feels like we've finally got something going. I'm sure at this point many of us know why this dream is one we've pursued for so long. Homeless folks have no place to stay during the day. Wisconsin winters are brutal enough as it is. The time and money it takes to travel and find all the various services available to homeless folks is a full-time job....
|Is food tech Madison`s next startup trend -- Industry |
Madison - 10/29/2015 The Madison area is known for its health IT startups, but there may be another game in town soon, according to some industry insiders: food tech, technology that connects users with their favorite restaurants and grocery stores.
|How Walmart Became a Sustainability Leader|
National - 11/19/2015 On Oct. 23, 2005, Lee Scott, at the time CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., spoke from the auditorium of the company's Home Office in Bentonville, Ark., the first time a company speech had been livecast to every one of the company's stores, clubs and distribution centers....
|Kraft Heinz subsidy for net loss of jobs stirs debate in Iowa|
Wisconsin - 11/19/2015 Next year, Kraft Heinz will begin work on a new $200 million plant near Eldridgem Iowa.
But when the company moves from its longtime location in downtown Davenport, it guarantees taking only 475 workers with it. Possibly hundreds more will lose their jobs.
Yet, Kraft Heinz, a company that reported nearly $6.4 billion in sales last quarter, will pocket millions of dollars in state and local incentives....
|Pabst will brew beer again in Milwaukee at site of historic brewery|
Milwaukee - 7/16/2015 Pabst Brewing Co. will again brew beer in Milwaukee at the site of its historic former brewery, which the company shut down nearly 20 years ago.
|Republicans propose eliminating legislators from WEDC Board|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 Two GOP lawmakers want to remove themselves and their Democratic counterparts from the board of the states troubled job-creation agency.
|Madison, Dane County reaching out to homeless on City-County Building`s front porch|
Madison - 8/20/2015 .Madison and Dane County are stepping up efforts to connect the homeless people sleeping on the City-County Buildings front porch to housing and services with the hope of ending the encampments soon.
|OPINION: Stop strangling the great UW System|
UW System - 10/1/2015 ...directed at the DNR, the Government Accountability Board, the state Retirement System, and especially the UW System.
|UW-Madison eyes participation in Dane County homeless resource center|
UW Madison - 10/22/2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison may be among the organizations to provide services at Dane County's planned homeless day resource center as part of an initiative that would also bring students the opportunity to work with others across disciplines.
|Exactly wrong project is no big loss|
Madison - 11/5/2015 It would have been cool if Exact Sciences had moved downtown.
|Ayres Associates - SAA Design Group||POINION: Paul Soglin avoids the H word, focuses on behavior, drifters, the 'transient|
Madison - 8/20/2015 Madison Mayor Paul Soglin doesnt want to crack down on the homeless who camp out on State Street and at the City-County Building; he just wants to crack down on their occasional bad behavior....
|Madison City Council rejects Mayor Paul Soglin`s proposal to limit time on benches|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Madison City Council rejected a proposal from Mayor Paul Soglin Tuesday that would have imposed time limits on public benches downtown and prohibited people from sleeping on sidewalks or benches.
|UpStart program supports women, minority community entrepreneurs in Madison|
Madison - 7/2/2015 Sara Parthasarathy said she wouldve started her business Flavor Temptations, a service that helps people acquire spices for ethnic recipes without the extra help. But the support she got from the UpStart Program for Minority and Womens Entrepreneurship made things a lot easier.
| Verona, home of Epic Systems, bucks apartment trend with limiting policy|
VERONA - 7/9/2015 Verona is home to tech giant Epic Systems Corp., but most of the thousands of Millennials hired to work at the company in recent years will never live there.
|Verona Candinas center move brings concerns|
VERONA - 7/16/2015 A plan to bring the Candinas Chocolatier shop into the city and surround it with retail buildings, restaurants and apartments might need some changes before it can get the citys approval.
|WEDC debates whether to change policies to reflect current practices|
Wisconsin - 7/23/2015 The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is still not following its policies for ensuring companies that receive millions in taxpayer-backed awards are creating promised jobs, agency officials acknowledged Thursday.
| Cree bulbs get state rebates|
Wisconsin - 7/30/2015 For the first time, Cree household LED bulbs are being sold with Focus on Energy incentives that trim their price at the cash register.
|Madison begins program to boost healthy food choices in needy areas|
Madison - 8/6/2015 After nearly two years of preparation, the city is launching a program to increase access to healthy, reasonably priced foods in underserved areas across Madison.
|Paul Soglin`s proposal can open honest dialogue on homelessness|
Madison - 8/13/2015 In June the city of Madison designated homeless people as a protected class of citizens, which was the right thing to do.
|Developer eyes affordable housing project on South Side|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Amid calls for more affordable housing in Madison, a developer is proposing a roughly $20 million project with 135 mostly lower-cost units for families and seniors on much of a full city block in the Greenbush neighborhood.
|State to pay $9.75M to Spanish company to settle train lawsuit|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 A Spanish train manufacturer will get nearly $10 million from the state as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over two trains the company built for a rail project that Gov. Scott Walker abandoned after being elected.
|Six of 10 Wisconsin Innovation Award winners from Madison|
Wisconsin - 8/27/2015 Madison-area companies had a strong showing in the 2015 Wisconsin Innovation Awards competition, capturing six of 10 awards out of the 33 finalists.
|Hilldale`s Grand Wide Open! Friday, August 28th - Sunday, August, 30th|
Madison - 8/27/2015 Hilldale Mall is officially celebrating the opening of 13 new stores this weekend with a customer grand opening event.
|Hinterland teams up with Packers for new brewery|
Green Bay Area - 9/3/2015 When youre a mid-size craft brewery and youre out of room, you look for a new space to continue growing.
| Tony Robinson PEACE mural and art project is underway|
Madison - 9/10/2015 Work on the "PEACE" mural/mosaic/photo project continued at the Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson St., on Thursday. The project, led by muralist Sharon Kilfoy, honors the life of Tony Robinson and those connected to the Williamson Street area who died through violence. Members of the public are invited to come help paint the background of the mural from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday....
|Pasqual`s on East Washington Avenue gives boost to Capitol East Corridor|
Madison - 9/17/2015 The fourth location of Pasqual's Cantina opened quietly at the end of July at 1344 E. Washington Ave. It took over the long-empty space of the former Fyfe's Corner Bistro. Here's a glimpse of what the restaurant looks like now....
|Madison eyes downtown site for a new park|
Madison - 9/17/2015 In a few years, downtown Madison could have a new park.
|Madison, Dane County prepare to close City-County Building`s front porch to homeless sleeping overnight|
Madison - 10/1/2015 After months of debate, Madison and Dane County are ready to ban homeless people from sleeping on the City-County Building's front porch starting Thursday.
|National media turn attention to Madison`s homeless problems|
Madison - 10/8/2015 With Madison?s decision to ban homeless people from sleeping on the steps of the City County Building, national media have turned their eyes on the city and its problems with homelessness.
|Anheuser-Busch InBev agrees to buy SABMiller in biggest beer deal ever|
Wisconsin / World - 10/15/2015 AB InBev (BUD) will offer most SABMiller (SBMRY) shareholders - $44 ($67.59) per share for the maker of Miller Lite, Pilsner Urquell and Peroni, a premium of roughly 50% over the share price before acquisition rumors started flying.
|51 percent of Madison renters are cost-burdened, just below national average|
Madison - 10/29/2015 More than half of Madison`s renters are considered cost-burdened, but the percentage has been falling slightly for the last five years.
|OPINION: Judge Doyle Square still has lots of potential|
Madison - 11/5/2015 Exact Sciences proposal for a high-tech headquarters in Downtown Madison was never a make-or-break prospect for the city.
|City Council approves extension for Judge Doyle Square director|
Madison - 11/5/2015 A day after plans for a $200 million redevelopment of Judge Doyle Square collapsed, Madison City Council members reaffirmed their faith in the consultant who led negotiations on the city's behalf.
|Tech and Biotech: Elevator Pitch picks winners; Pegasus lands funding|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015
Companies touting a new type of sports helmet and a device to prevent hearing loss won wows from the judges and the audience at the Elevator Pitch Olympics on Thursday.
|Continued development means more retail spaces|
Madison - 11/19/2015 When Gail Ambrosius opened her chocolate shop in 2004, she wasn't sure how many people would visit her 600-square-foot space at Main and First streets.
Any worries she had quickly faded as her business moved in 2006 into a 2,000-square-foot space at 2086 Atwood Ave. And now Ambrosius, 56, is planning another move into yet another larger space....
|Mayor Paul Soglin, City Council members want close look at city building for men`s homeless shelter|
Madison - 12/3/2015 Madison officials want to take a close look at renovating an aging city building for a Downtown men's homeless shelter.
|Madison`s Tenant Resource Center uncertain about future funding|
Madison - 12/10/2015 Following two heated Dane County budget cycles, a few housing services long provided by the Tenant Resource Center will switch over to the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, leaving the TRC less certain about its future funding.
|Wisconsin Democratic lawmaker joins national push for debt-free college|
Wisconsin - 12/10/2015 Wisconsin would form a commission to study how to make college debt-free for prospective students under a proposal Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, plans to introduce next week....
|State housing sales at highest level since 2006|
Wisconsin - 7/23/2015 Year-to-date home sales are at the highest level since 2006, before the Great Recession, according to the latest report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association....
|Two companies fail after getting $1.4 million from Gov. Scott Walker`s jobs agency|
Wisconsin - 7/30/2015 Despite signs of trouble within the companies, Gov. Scott Walkers jobs agency loaned about $1.4 million in taxpayer money to two northern Wisconsin firms that have failed to fully repay the loans or create hundreds of promised jobs.
|Shareholder battle brewing at Promega Corp.|
Fitchburg - 8/6/2015 Promega Corp., one of the Madison areas most successful, homegrown and fiercely independent biotechnology companies, is in the midst of a hostile takeover attempt by two shareholders who want to buy a majority of shares and boot Promegas founder and CEO Bill Linton.
|OPINION: Wisconsin needs bridges, not more walls|
Madison - 9/24/2015 It's easy to pick apart Gov. Scott Walker's failed bid for president now that it's over.
|Wisconsin senators cross the aisle in support of beer bill|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015 Wisconsin senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson don't agree on much, but apparently beer is a unifying force.
|Funding research is vital to Wisconsin|
UW Madison - 11/19/2015 Scientific research is the most powerful tool we have to promote human and animal health and guard against disease. Incremental discoveries made in the lab today are vital in developing new treatments for cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions affecting the people of Wisconsin and the rest of the country.
Without a doubt, federal funding fuels life-saving research in Wisconsin. In 2014, our state received $386 million from the National Institutes of Health, $108 million from the National Science Foundation, $29 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and $53 million from the Department of Energy Office of Science in research grants. Scientists, students and support staff rely on these funds. Their efforts yield new discoveries and train our high-skill workers....
| J.H. Findorff & Son files $16.3 million construction lien against Edgewater hotel|
Madison - 7/2/2015 A prominent Madison builder has filed a $16.3 million construction lien against the owners of the $100 million Edgewater hotel on the shores of Lake Mendota.
| EPA: Up to $13.9M available for Great Lakes restoration|
Wisconsin - 7/30/2015 The agency says it's seeking proposals for new projects for the 2015 funding cycle. They're available to state, tribal, interstate and local governmental agencies, as well as colleges, universities and nonprofits.
Applications are due Sept. 28. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman says in a statement this round of funding will be used to target invasive species and to reduce runoff in urban and agricultural watersheds....
|Forbes says UW-Madison is 11th best public college in the country|
Wisconsin - 9/3/2015 UW-Madison is the 11th best public college in the country and the 69th top college overall, according to Forbes Magazine.
The magazine is out this week with "The Smarter College Guide," a 360-page book that ranks colleges and universities in the U.S.
This is the second year in a row UW-Madison placed 11th among public colleges. It's up one notch overall, having placed 70th last year.
Elsewhere in Wisconsin, Lawrence University in Appleton placed 129th overall, Marquette University in Milwaukee 157th overall and Beloit College 158th overall....
|Photos: Madison`s Skatepark is nearly ready for shredding|
Madison - 9/10/2015 The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Skatepark at Madison's Central Park will officially open on Thursday, Sept. 10. The park ? free to the public and lit until 10 pm each day ? features two skating bowls and several skating obstacles....
|Park Street`s Mayland Printing building proposed for demolition|
Madison - 10/22/2015 Owners of a 66-year-old building on South Park Street want to tear it down to try to sell the land, saying renovation would be too costly.
|CDA to MATC: We will put up a building, parking ramp for you in south Madison|
Madison - 10/22/2015 The Community Development Authority wants Madison Area Technical College to develop a comprehensive campus in a South Park Street mall it has been working to revitalize for years.
|Focus on Dane County: Large mixed-income apartment complex planned for Middleton|
Middleton - 7/9/2015 Amid a boom in luxury apartments in the Madison area, Middleton officials are considering a proposal for a large apartment complex that would provide housing earmarked for low- to moderate-income tenants.
Developer Jacob Klein is proposing to use Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority tax credits to help build a $16.2 million mixed-income apartment complex called Meadow Ridge Middleton on the 2.5-acre site of the former Bowling Green Recreation Center bowling alley, 7625 and 7635 Lisa Lane....
|Madison homeless advocates ask Catholic Diocese to allow camp on former cathedral site|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Homeless services advocates are invoking Pope Francis` name in pressing the Madison Diocese to allow homeless people barred from sleeping outside the entrance to the City-County Building to camp out on the former site of St. Raphael Cathedral a few blocks away.
|KELLER, INC. PLANNERS, ARCHITECTS, BUILDERS||Verona retail building breaks ground|
VERONA - 7/9/2015 David Reinke has broken ground three times for new buildings in Veronas Liberty Business Park.
|Judge shoots down effort to legalize poker in Wisconsin|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 A yearlong effort to legalize poker in Wisconsin was shot down in about four minutes Wednesday in a Dane County courtroom.
In a brief oral ruling, Circuit Judge Richard Niess said the decks were stacked against the plaintiffs, who had argued that poker is mostly a game of skill and shouldnt be considered illegal.
Poker is as much a part of the American fabric as baseball and apple pie, Niess told a crowd of about 20 area players in the audience. But having said that, I cant ignore the law....
|High hopes for new UW science buildings|
UW Madison - 9/3/2015 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the university's Madison campus will get a new chemistry building that's estimated to cost $107.8 million. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and wrap up in 2020.
At the Stevens Point campus, groundbreaking is scheduled to take place this year on a four-story chemistry and biology building that will cost about $75 million and should be ready for use in November 2017.
Construction on an $82 million science labs building at the La Crosse campus will begin in the spring with a goal of completion in winter 2018....
|State Debate: We have got a people problem, not a jobs problems, professor insists in op-ed|
Wisconsin - 10/1/2015 UW-Oshkosh professor M. Kevin McGee, in a op-ed for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, argues that Wisconsin doesn`t have a jobs problem, it`s got a people problem. Our unemployment rate is going down even though our job growth is abysmal because we have too few people in the employment pool, he says. Instead of throwing tax incentives and breaks at corporations, we need to work on making Wisconsin a place where people want to live and work....
|Homeless day shelter met with concern, enthusiasm at neighborhood meeting|
Madison - 10/8/2015 Enthusiasm over providing a daytime homeless resource center along East Washington Avenue was met Wednesday with sharp concerns and reminders of problems with the city`s last daytime shelter.
|Madison City Council approves affordable housing funding|
Madison - 12/3/2015 Madison City Council voted Tuesday night to spend nearly $2.8 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund to help provide 159 units reserved for renters with lower incomes.
Council members unanimously approved funding on a voice vote for three applicants who submitted development proposals to the city using low-income tax credits....
|Plans give a look at building, intersections in Hill Farms redevelopment|
Madison - 12/3/2015 Plans for a new state office complex at Hill Farms show a nine-story building and a seven-level parking ramp on the west side of the property.
They also show a new intersection on University Avenue for access to what is expected to be a blend of housing, offices and commercial development.
The drawings, labeled as from late October and done by the Madison office of national architecture firm SmithGroupJJR, offer a look into what the state and developer Smith Gilbane have planned for the first part of the redevelopment of the Hill Farms area on Madison`s west side...
|Angel, venture investments in Wisconsin took healthy jump in 2014|
Wisconsin - 7/16/2015 One of the enduring gripes about Wisconsins startup and scale-up climate has been the lack of enough angel and venture capital.
| Dane County towns push for zoning autonomy stalled for now|
Dane County - 7/16/2015 Despite feeling singled out in the budget the state Legislature sent to Gov. Scott Walkers desk early Thursday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi was relieved to see one rumored provision omitted.
|SuperCharge Foods raises microgreens and mixes smoothies on East Washington Avenue|
Madison - 7/30/2015 A few blocks away from what will become Madison's first aquaponics farm, another kind of farm has opened, specializing in microgreens, juices and smoothies.
TJ DiCiaula and P.T. Bjerke co-own SuperCharge Foods Wellness Center, Urban Farm and Juice Bar, which has its grand opening on Saturday at 1902 E. Washington Ave. The building used to be home to Tranquil Tattoo and a cat tree shop called Cat Climberz. ...
|Response to Dane County opening Section 8 waiting list overwhelming|
Madison - 8/6/2015 At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Dane County Housing Authority opened its waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers for the first time in seven years.
|Man climbs Madison construction crane to take selfie|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Police arrested a 25-year-old man after he climbed a 10-story construction crane in downtown Madison and took a selfie Sunday.
|Board of Estimates talks financials of Soglin`s 2016 budget|
Madison - 9/10/2015 ...The Board of Estimates convened Wednesday to formally discuss Madison Mayor Paul Soglin?s proposed 2016 Capital Budget, focusing on ongoing projects such as the Madison Municipal Building renovations and a new library project.
The 2016 proposal totaling $295 million provides $4.8 million in funding for renovations of the municipal building and reauthorizes $3 million in borrowing.
|Scott Walker very interested in helping create Madison public market|
Madison - 11/12/2015 Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is very interested in helping the city of Madison develop a public market.
|55 percent of Wisconsin school districts will get less state aid next year|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 More than half of the states public school districts will receive less general state aid in the coming school year, state estimates released Wednesday show.
|OPINION: Someone should pay for bad WEDC loans|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 Negative consequences are needed for the behavior of political operatives involved in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Recent revelations have shown WEDC has in essence been used to solicit campaign contributions for the governor. One of the governor's staff crossed the line in seeking funds for Building Committee Inc.
No research was done into the company's solvency. The only requirement for WEDC funds seemed to be a $10,000 contribution to the governor's war chest. Once the money was given to BCI, the company was out of business. The owner of BCI had actually promised the WEDC grant would be used to pay for his overdue car rentals. The money provided no economic stimulus for our state...
| Madison considering pilot program to allow dogs in parks|
Madison - 7/9/2015 For decades, dogs have not been allowed in most Madison parks, a law some dog owners ignore, others protest and some dont know about.
|Madison tops Green Bay, Milwaukee|
Madison - 7/23/2015 In "Two Minutes with Mitch" local radio personality Mitch Henck defends Madison as a better place to live than Green Bay or Milwaukee....
|OPINION: Madison developer could be giving tree another 100 years|
Madison - 7/23/2015 Im no expert on the psychology of trees, so I cant say whether the 250-year-old oak on the site of the proposed Grandview Commons Town Center is happy.
It definitely has cause for gratitude, though, and maybe a little relief, given that the developer of the site on Madisons Far East Side is making room for it in the proposed 30,000-square-foot commercial development.
I had assumed that the trees preservation meant pressure of the local tree-hugging variety had been brought to bear on the city and the developer, DSI Real Estate Group. An artists rendering of the project suggests preservation wasnt the natural choice (so to speak), as the oak appears as something of an empty spot in a row of storefronts like a gap in a 6-year-olds front teeth....
| Festival Foods opening on East Washington Avenue moved back|
Madison - 7/30/2015 A grocery store in the Galaxie development on East Washington Avenue has pushed back its target opening date.
|165 layoffs at Oscar Mayer expected with Kraft Heinz cutting 2,500 jobs|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 In the wake of its merger, Kraft Heinz is cutting approximately 2,500 jobs across the U.S. and Canada, 165 of which will come at Oscar Mayer's corporate office in Madison.
|Worker killed in fall at Downtown Madison construction site|
Madison - 8/20/2015 A 25-year-old construction worker died Monday from injuries he suffered in a fall at the site of a future apartment building one block off Capitol Square in Madison.
| Wisconsin tax collections up slightly from previous estimates|
Wisconsin - 8/27/2015 State tax collections for the 2014-15 fiscal year slightly exceeded expectations, according to a memo from Wisconsin's nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released Wednesday.
|Don`t banish homeless, help them|
Madison - 9/3/2015 Dear Editor: It appalls me that the right to sleep anywhere is being legislated away from people who have nowhere to sleep. Please, please don't vote for that abomination!
|Epic, I`m home! Epic Systems kicks off annual Users Group Meeting with nods to classic TV|
On Tuesday morning, Epic Systems CEO and founder Judy Faulkner stood before an audience of thousands at the healthcare technology companys intergalactic headquarters in Verona dressed as Lucille Balls character from the classic television comedy I Love Lucy.
In what might have seemed like a twentysomething Epic employees fever dream, Faulkner walked across the stage of Epics massive Deep Space auditorium, alternating between sharing hard facts about her company and introducing I Love Lucy clips....
|Goodbye home offices: shared workspaces gaining ground|
National - 9/10/2015 Ten years ago, co-working spaces were a new concept, providing shared desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs as single "mom and pop" shops.
Today, the one-off, mom and pop spaces have been mostly replaced with chain companies, providing real estate developers a new way to lease traditional office space and to make connections with potential tenants....
|State is too humble in marketing itself as industry hub|
Wisconsin - 9/17/2015 Wisconsin businesses are just too humble, according to a panel of CEOs assembled at Monona Terrace on Wednesday afternoon.
We have this serious inferiority complex and it's so unjustified, said Cynthia LaConte, CEO of Dohmen Life Science Services, a Milwaukee business that does staffing and consulting work with entrepreneurial life sciences firms. We not only have great people, we have a fantastic quality of life in this state and we're not telling our story to prospective investors.
LaConte was joined by three other CEOs Matt Jennings of Phillips-Medisize, Kevin Conroy of Exact Sciences and James Dias of Will Be for a featured event at the 2015 Bioscience Summit, a Wisconsin bioscience industry conference put on by BioForward, the Wisconsin chapter of the national Biotechnology Industry Organization....
|Neighbors criticize proposed apartment building at Sherman and Fordem: `It`s just way too big`|
Madison - 9/17/2015 A proposed five-story apartment building at the corner of Sherman and Fordem avenues on Madison's east side has been criticized by some nearby residents as too big.
|StartingBlock selling 'virtual blocks' to fund new startup hub|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Donors can buy themselves a piece of the entrepreneurial hub StartingBlock virtually, at least.
StartingBlock, slated to open next year on Madison's near east side, launched a crowdfunding campaign Wednesday to meet a $1.5 million fundraising goal.
The campaign is selling $25 virtual blocks on the space's 50,000-square-foot floor plan. Donors can upload a logo or image to display in the block. When the space is built, the virtual mosaic of donor images will be projected on the wall of StartingBlock's entryway....
| Isthmus on WORT: Signs of the times|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Regulars on State Street probably notice that Madison's most famous street looks a little different these days. Earlier this month, Gus Paras, owner of the Orpheum Theater, had the building's iconic sign removed. As Jay Rath reported in last week's Isthmus, that sign wasn't the original. Craftsmen are now at work building one that will look like 1927 version, the one used when the theater opened. He spoke to Dylan Brogan, producer at WORT-FM's In Our Backyard, about the story. Listen to the interview here:...
|Sundance Cinemas Madison bought by Carmike theater chain|
Madison - 10/8/2015 The nation?s fourth largest movie theater chain will buy Sundance Cinemas, including the six-screen theater in Madison.
|Acclaimed Italian restaurant Nostrano is up for sale|
Madison - 10/15/2015 Nostrano, Tim and Elizabeth Dahl`s cozy Italian restaurant at 111 S. Hamilton St., is up for sale.
|Local startups to meet next week with Silicon Valley investors|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015 The regional business delegation led by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce will meet next week with prominent venture capitalists. It is the second consecutive year a delegation has traveled to California to promote the area and the startup companies.
Greater Madison is entering a new Golden Era in business, led by competitive innovation sectors and a rapidly scaling entrepreneurial landscape, said chamber president Zach Brandon, in a news release. As we continue to build and compete with cities across the globe, it is imperative that we travel with purpose and actively tell our story as a world-class place to build and invest....
|Koch Industries sponsors Badgers football under contract that bars - adverse interests|
UW Madison - 10/22/2015 The Wisconsin Badgers Oct. 31 football game against Rutgers at Camp Randall Stadium will be sponsored by Koch Industries, the energy company run by billionaire political players David and Charles Koch. The game sponsorship is part of UW's multi-year contract with a collegiate sports marketing company worth more than $111 million in guaranteed payments alone.
|Johnson is jumping: The East Johnson Street neighborhood is back (again!)|
Madison - 10/29/2015 When Johnson Public House opened in April 2011, that stretch of East Johnson Street was pretty quiet.
|OPINION: Why the time has come for cannabis in Madison|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 Madison is a community of thinking people. It has a reputation of studying issues and buying in when something makes sense. And nothing makes more sense than the legalization of cannabis (marijuana). By every standard of truth, cannabis has proven itself to be a benefit to any governmental body that legalizes it.
|Craft brewery slowdown|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 Owners says an arcane 2011 state law is impeding growth...
|WEDC should have seen bread crumbs of Oscar Mayer closing, Mark Pocan says|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said he thinks Wisconsin`s economic development agency should have seen signs leading to last week`s announcement of the impending closing of Oscar Mayer`s Madison plant.
|Cap Times reporter Bryna Godar talks public market, Oscar Mayer closing on WORT|
Madison - 11/19/2015 With the impending closure of Madison`s Oscar Mayer plant, some in the city and state are turning to a planned public market as a needed boost for food-production jobs.
Cap Times reporter Bryna Godar joined Kristian Knutsen on WORT`s In Our Backyard news program Tuesday evening to talk about what the public market entails, some of the debate over location and timing and whether Gov. Scott Walker might provide funding for the plan....
|Cricket Design Works offers a Cool Workspace home away from home|
Madison - 12/10/2015 The Cricket Design Works office looks and feels like a modern urban loft apartment.
|Kraemer Brothers Construction||WEDC awards increase as job creation numbers fall|
Wisconsin - 9/24/2015 The state's flagship job-creation agency handed out nearly $90 million more in economic development awards last year than the previous year, yet those awards are expected to create or retain almost 6,000 fewer jobs and result in $400 million less in capital investment.
|Scott Walker set to file papers today for presidential bid|
Madison - 7/2/2015 According to multiple reports, Gov. Scott Walker will file papers today to run for president.
Walker is set to file papers with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, and will officially announce his candidacy on July 13, several outlets reported Thursday morning.
According to a WisPolitics report, the governor has reserved the Waukesha County Expo Center for his announcement. That's where he awaited results from the 2012 recall election...
|Mayor Paul Soglin proposes city certification program for living wages, landlords taxis|
Madison - 7/9/2015 Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing a voluntary city certification program for a living wage, landlord best practices and taxi industry.
|KSW celebrates anniversary in new Verona office|
VERONA - 7/9/2015 KSW Construction celebrated making it a decade in an up and down industry this year, and did so in a new building that opened in Liberty Business Park in March.
It can be right here, said KSW president Dean Slaby, who has been a Verona resident for more than 20 years, of the decision to move the business to Verona.
The company, which had been in Fitchburg until the recent move, has been a blessing for Slaby and his brother, KSW vice president Doug Slaby.
Dean said the key to making it to this point has been the repeated business they get from clients.
Its all about relationships, he said....
|Buzzing with new businesses, Madison`s coffee scene booms|
Madison - 7/16/2015 Well-caffeinated entrepreneurs have surveyed Madisons coffee scene and found it a little weak.
Within the past few months, several new operations have percolated, adding to an already crowded field of coffee shops and roasters. This new wave of coffee businesses is taking aim at budding connoisseurs, drinkers who want to take their cups to the next level with specialty cold brew and single origin beans from Central America.
This weekend marked the launch of Velostein, a bike trailer that serves cold brew coffee in a pressurized keg....
|We probably want policy in the state budget|
Madison - 7/16/2015 One of the things that interests me most about politics is the intersection between principle and practice, between idealism and realism, between the high-minded way that we wish government would work and the sometimes sleazy way in which things actually get accomplished.
| Months after climate change gag, Earth Day founder`s daughter moves on|
Wisconsin - 7/23/2015 Four months after her new Republican bosses drew national attention by ordering her not to discuss climate change on the job, the daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson announced she is resigning as Wisconsins public lands administrator.
Tia Nelson said Tuesday she has accepted a new science and education position that will be announced Wednesday by a Madison-based foundation.
Nelson was upbeat and said she saw silver linings in the adversity she and her staff have faced this year as one of her new Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) members has questioned and criticized a multitude of details about the agencys operations....
|Prosecutors believed Scott Walker committed a felony while county executive|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 Prosecutors believed Gov. Scott Walker committed a felony when he was Milwaukee County executive for his role in the rejection of a lease extension for county office space, a Wednesday court filing shows.
Walker, who is seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, was never charged with a crime, and has long said he was never a target of the secret 2011 John Doe investigation into his county office....
|Generations of Madison skaters welcome a new park, era|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Members of the Madison Skatepark Fund, who have been advocating for a park for more than a decade, are looking forward to Madison's first skatepark opening later this month in Central Park...Todd Herritz remembers being 11 years old and signing a petition for a Madison skate park.
Hes in his fifties now....The roughly 20,000-square-foot park is scheduled for an unofficial opening on Aug. 19, with an official ribbon cutting on Sept. 10...
|OPINION: Merger might be best for UW Colleges |
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 The latest development in the saga of the UW Colleges is a possible merger of the 13 two-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System with the Wisconsin Technical College System.
|CEO Reed Hall`s departure latest shake-up in WEDC`s top ranks|
Wisconsin - 8/27/2015 Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. CEO Reed Hall is the fourth top official in the past three months to announce his departure from the agency.
|Paul Soglin renews call for downtown liquor license moratorium in Mad City Frites license debate|
A discussion over a new beer license for State Street restaurant Mad City Frites Tuesday evening quickly turned into a lengthy and heated debate as Mayor Paul Soglin lectured the City Council on the demise of downtown Madison retail.
|Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent|
Wisconsin - 9/17/2015 Wisconsin unemployment rate drops slightly to 4.5 percent in August, 7,200 jobs added...The state Department of Workforce Development reported Friday that the state added 7,200 private-sector jobs between July and August. The unemployment rate was down from 4.6 percent in July.
Wisconsin's 4.5 percent unemployment remains below the national unemployment rate of 5.1 percent last month.
The monthly numbers are based on a survey of just 3.5 percent of the state's businesses. New quarterly jobs numbers based on a more comprehensive census of nearly every business were also to be released Thursday.
|Neighbors criticize proposed height of South Park Street affordable housing project|
Madison - 10/1/2015 A Madison developer will present a new site plan for an affordable housing project on South Park Street to a neighborhood steering committee this week. But residents say that the plan doesn`t solve concerns they have about the height of the project.
|See it? Buy it! Fashion-turned-tech startup Markable taps Madison resources|
UW Madison - 10/8/2015 Joy Tang only works out of Madison one week of every month, but she can easily imagine growing her tech startup, Markable, here.
?I?m definitely looking forward to more collaboration with the UW,? Tang said, calling out the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the well-regarded image recognition work of its computer science department....
|WARF awards UW-Madison inventors for changes to cancer screening, bioplastic development|
Madison - 10/15/2015 The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced the winners of its annual Innovation Awards Tuesday, according to a university release.
This year's winning inventions, a colon cancer screening blood test and a solar-powered way to possibly develop plant-based plastics, were selected from more than 380 inventions disclosed to WARF over the past 12 months.
The Innovation Awards showcase the people and ideas that make the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the leading edge of scientific research in the nation and world, Carl Gulbrandsen, managing director of WARF, said in the release....
|Shabazz lets students take control of how they learn|
Madison - 10/22/2015 When Gene Delcourt was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a visit with teachers and students from Malcolm Shabazz City High School ended up altering his career path.
I was so impressed by what they had to say and how articulate the students were, I just told myself, That's where I need to student teach. I really have to be there, said Delcourt, a social studies teacher at Shabazz.
Next spring, Delcourt will retire after 18 years at the school. Reflecting on what drew him there, Delcourt said it was a more flexible approach to learning....
|Scott Walker can do what he wants|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 In "Two Minutes with Mitch" local radio personality Mitch Henck says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans have the votes to do what they want...
|MATC still pursuing plan to sell Downtown campus, grow on South Side|
Madison MATC - 10/29/2015 Madison Area Technical College is still eyeing a plan to sell its Downtown campus and shift much of its operations to the city's South Side, several months after the college's board deadlocked on the controversial proposal.
|Cellular Dynamics lands big contract with a major pharmaceutical company|
Madison - 11/12/2015 Cellular Dynamics International will supply its stem cell products to Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche in a contract that could bring more than $80 million to Madison-based CDI and play a role in the addition of more than a dozen jobs.
|Madison one of 5 platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Communities|
Madison - 11/19/2015 After seven years of effort, Madison has become one of only five cities to reach platinum-level status as Bicycle Friendly Communities, the League of American Bicyclists announced Monday.
Wisconsin's capital city joins Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado; Davis, California; and Portland, Oregon, in achieving the top recognition awarded so far from the group's Bicycle Friendly Communities program.
No city has reached the highest level possible, diamond....
|Madison holds off on police body cameras, will first look to build trust between police and community|
Madison - 11/19/2015 Following advice of a citizen-led panel, Madison police officers won't start wearing body cameras any time soon, the City Council decided Tuesday.
Instead, the city will first focus on another citizen-led effort looking at how to build trust between police and the community, especially vulnerable populations. A body camera pilot program could be part of later efforts....
|Scott Walker on Syrian refugees|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday acknowledged that legally, he cannot prevent Syrian refugees from entering Wisconsin, but said he has instructed his administration not to be involved in the process of bringing them to the state.
|Ryan wants complete alternative, not just anti-Obama stance|
National - 12/3/2015 In his first big political address as Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan said Republicans have to stand for more than just undoing what President Barack Obama has done.
|Health-care delivery, cost and access is piece of growth puzzle in rural Wisconsin|
Wisconsin - 7/30/2015 If you live north of Highway 10 in Wisconsin and you need health care, the chances are high you are, or will be, a patient at Marshfield Clinic.
| Wisconsin Idea goes high-tech with demand for training by working professionals|
Madison - 8/13/2015 The Wisconsin Idea is going high-tech, as UW-Madison works to leverage distance education to reach more students and generate more revenue.
|Stoughton District hosting listening sessions on old High School building|
Stoughton - 11/5/2015 Is it worth the time, money and effort to salvage and restore the old Stoughton High School?
That?s the question Stoughton Area School District officials hope to answer, and are looking for peoples? opinions on what they should do.
The district will host two listening sessions in November to gather public input about the future of the ?1892 building,? located at the corner of Forrest and North streets near River Bluff Middle School and the district administration building...
|WEDC needs private sector solutions|
Madison - 9/10/2015 Does anyone really believe bashing, allegations and name-calling of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will solve anything?
WEDC appears to be the subject of poor financial management. Government at any level has rarely demonstrated safe and productive money management. The federal government?s deficit of $19 trillion is proof of that poor behavior....
|Developer`s proposed changes to Grandview Commons retail block called `serious hurdles` for project|
Madison - 9/17/2015 A developer's plans for retail buildings on vacant land in Grandview Commons on the far east side has met with opposition over the use and height of the structures.
Property owner DSI Real Estate Group wants to construct five buildings with up to 35,000 square feet of retail or office space on the block between the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. and Metro Market along Cottage Grove Road....
|MadREP officials to promote international trade in Argentina|
Madison - 10/15/2015 The Madison Region Economic Partnership will promote trade opportunities in the province of Crdoba, Argentina, as part of the Fourth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
|OPINION: Soglin slips in tackling homelessness issue|
Madison - 11/5/2015 Mayor Paul Soglin, since his landslide re-election victory in April 2015, has once again taken it upon himself to address Madison?s homeless problem with rhetoric rather than substantial policy. Over the summer, Mayor Soglin proposed a new city ordinance which would tackle problematic loitering and lodging in Madison?s Central Business District. While not directly mentioning the homeless, the ordinance, which Madison?s Common Council has since voted down, attempted to clear out downtown of individuals who were causing an undue nuisance to both city residents and the various businesses of downtown Madison....
|Growing pains: As Madison adds housing, neighbors fear zoning and established plans aren`t being honored|
Madison - 12/10/2015 Kitty Kocol and Carrie Rothburd aren't NIMBYs, they insist. The pair of south side residents are in favor of bringing affordable housing to their neighborhood and don't subscribe to the Not In My Backyard school of thought about development.
|The Gialamas Company, Inc.|| Wisconsin joins other states suing EPA to stop clean water rule|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 Wisconsin has joined dozens of other states in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to block a proposed rule detailing federal authority to prevent degradation of water quality, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Wednesday.
| Amazon center|
Wisconsin - 7/16/2015 After just one month of operations at its new fulfillment center here, Amazon announced it will double its workforce by hiring more than 1,000 additional people.
| Floating in a human-sized womb: Flotation therapy coming soon to Madison|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Floating on 10 inches of skin temperature water loaded with Epsom Salt in a human-sized, egg-shaped pod (or a small enclosed room) is the main gist of flotation therapy, a service soon returning to Madison....
|Orbitec greenhouse helps NASA grow lettuce in space|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 ORBITEC: Madisons Orbitec celebrated a milestone in its development of a greenhouse used aboard the International Space Station. On Monday, astronauts had their first taste of lettuce grown in space in a climate-controlled greenhouse unit made by Orbitec. NASA released a video of astronauts munching on the Outredgeous red romaine and voicing their approval....
|Alliant to study solar-energy generation with a multi-year project|
Midwest - 8/27/2015 Solar-energy generation is a natural fit for warm-weather locations, but can it work in Wisconsin?
Alliant Energy believes it can. To verify that, the company will study solar energy generation in Madison in a multi-year project.
Construction on the projects $5 million first phase started Monday on the 25 acres of land that houses Alliants 326,000-square-foot headquarters at 4902 N. Biltmore Lane, and is expected to be complete by years end....
|City-county committee approves CCB sleeping ban|
Madison - 9/3/2015 A joint committee that oversees the City-County Building approved a ban Monday night on homeless people sleeping outside the buildings front entrance, after about three hours of testimony almost entirely from people who oppose the ban.
|Commercial request gives council pause|
VERONA - 9/17/2015 Liberty Park had asked to nearly double its retail options...For all the economic development activity at Liberty Business Park this year, some city leaders are concerned about the direction it`s headed.
|Grainger Foundation pledges $22 million to UW-Madison engineering|
UW Madison - 9/24/2015 A $22 million donation to the UW-Madison College of Engineering will be aimed at helping undergraduate students by supporting a tutoring center and giving them more opportunities for hands-on learning, officials said Thursday.
|MGE wants to add solar power in two Middleton projects|
Middleton - 10/1/2015 Madison Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve two solar energy projects in Middleton totaling $1.2 million.
|China`s economic growth declines to 6-year low|
World - 10/22/2015 China`s economy decelerated in the latest quarter but stronger spending by consumers who are emerging as an important pillar of growth helped to avert a deeper downturn.
| Developer files plans for South Park Street, neighbors still have concerns|
10/22/2015 J.T. Klein, Inc. filed the plan with the city for the multi-family affordable housing development at 820 South Park St. on Oct. 7. Several months of meetings with neighborhood residents and multiple iterations of the proposed development whittled down the proposed two large buildings to one.
The final plan, which covers most of the block, includes a 103-unit apartment building with a four and a five-story wing and seven single-family homes. The apartment building will face Delaplaine Court, Park Street and Haywood Drive. Located along Brooks Street, the seven houses are existing homes that will be updated or moved from different lots.
The plan would require changing the zoning in two portions of the block....
|Local community leaders prepare to rock in lip sync battle for Madison schools|
Madison - 11/5/2015 If you?d like to see local community leaders and principals tap their inner rock star, Friday night is your chance.
|OPINION: Let`s have an `extraordinary` session on Wisconsin job creation|
Wisconsin - 11/19/2015 When the Legislature convenes an extraordinary session, it should be focused on urgent issues that will improve the lives of everyday citizens across Wisconsin.
|OneNeck expands Fitchburg data facility|
Fitchburg - 11/19/2015 Eric Patterson waited for one door to shut behind him before scanning his ID card and leaning toward a retinal scanning machine to get through the next.
Behind that second door were more security features, and the data center's prized possessions: servers.
Companies come to us when they have, at the very core of their business, some sort of technology server or system that absolutely, positively can't ever go down, Patterson, OneNeck IT Solutions' facility manager, explained. Those companies realize that if their server goes down, they simply have to tell their customers, Sorry, you can't make any transactions.That goes over pretty poorly...
|MATC sees interest from developers in buying Downtown campus site and expansion in South Side|
Madison - 12/3/2015 Developers have responded to a Madison Area Technical College request for interest in purchasing the college's Downtown campus and in providing sites to shift those operations to the city's South Side, president Jack E. Daniels said Wednesday.
The college, which made informal requests for developer information earlier this year, received responses from 15 developers interested in purchasing the Downtown campus at 211 N. Carroll St., just off Capitol Square, and from eight parties interested in selling or leasing land and/or buildings for expanded operations on the South Side, Daniels said.
|Agricultural education a focus of new county park plan|
12/10/2015 A new plan for more than 300 acres of donated farmland outlines long-term plans to create a hybrid park and agricultural education center in southeastern Dane County.... I think it can be more than a Dane County park. I think it can be a regional attraction and an economic engine, said Greg Markle, executive director of the Madison-based nonprofit group Operation Fresh Start.
|Project of the Week - WEDC|
| US cuts estimates for economic growth over past 3 years|
National - 7/30/2015 The U.S. economy grew more slowly over the past three years than the government had previously estimated, held back by more frugal consumers and steeper spending cuts by state and local governments.
|Greenleaf Media - a full service interactive agency|| US retail sales fall in June as consumers stay cautious Print Email|
National - 7/16/2015 Americans cut back their spending at stores and restaurants last month, a sign that they remain cautious despite robust job growth in the past year.
Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, the weakest showing since February's harsh winter weather kept shoppers indoors. That followed a robust 1 percent jump in May, though that was revised down from a previous estimate of 1.2 percent.
Economists had expected that consumers would rein in their spending after May's large gain. But the reversal was much sharper than projected....
|OPINION: Favoring urban sprawl by not allowing development|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 The Madison Landmarks Commission made a bad choice when it favored urban sprawl by voting against development on the corner of Paterson and Williamson streets. Hopefully the City Council will have the wisdom to correct this mistake.
|Revisiting recent topics: Startups, innovation, trade, cybersecurity and more|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 Columnists often play recurring melodies. Just following up on a few of my own tunes
|State should pursue any means necessary to recover questionable loan|
Wisconsin - 7/23/2015 Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that the state should pursue every avenue to recover an unpaid $500,000 loan to a struggling Milwaukee construction company owned by a millionaire campaign donor, though he wouldnt say whether there should be a criminal investigation.
|Stoughton council OKs deal with Wal-Mart|
Stoughton - 7/23/2015 The Common Council last week remained divided over the proposed Kettle Park West commercial development, with a narrow majority pushing the project forward another step or two.
|NeuWave Medical gets FDA OK for software to pair with its cancer-fighting device|
Madison - 7/30/2015 For more than four years, NeuWave Medicals Certus 140 system has been used at hospitals around the U.S. to attack lesions and cancerous tumors through ablation, destroying them with microwave energy.
Now, the Madison medical device company will be able to sell a tool to go along with the device to make the treatment faster and more accurate, and to digitally archive the results.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for use of NeuWaves Ablation Confirmation, a software package to pair with the Certus 140 ablation instrument....
| Amazon`s value surpasses Wal-Mart after surprise 2Q profit|
National - 7/30/2015 It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart.
Amazon shares surged almost 10 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue.
The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $247.77 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., signaling a sea change in retailing. Amazon, which just turned 20, is now valued higher than the world's largest retailer....
|We Energies wants to stop Alliant Energy`s plan to build a power plant near Beloit|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 Alliant Energy is facing a fight over its proposal to build a power plant in the Beloit area.
We Energies, Milwaukee, says now that it has merged with Wisconsin Public Service Corp., Green Bay, the combined utility company appears to have a big enough power supply to serve its own customers and to handle any of Alliants needs for nearly a decade to come.
Madison-based Alliant wants to construct a 650-megawatt, natural gas-fueled power plant at an estimated cost of $750 million, big enough to serve more than 500,000 homes. It would sit next to an existing power plant of nearly the same size and nature the 675-megawatt Riverside natural gas-fueled power plant in the town of Beloit...
|Scott Walker should rethink position on energy|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 The issue of President Obama's Clean Power Plan will impact the state and it is too bad that we have lost the bipartisan pro-environment position once so strongly a part of Wisconsin. If our governor truly wants to stand out in the crowd, he would do well to rethink his position on energy.
|At new Hub Madison apartment complex, detailed move-in process planned to prevent chaos|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Moving days are approaching around the UW-Madison campus, and for one new building that has reshaped the State Street landscape, the process involves street-use permits, a tight schedule and a few extra set of hands....
|Madison-based Shoutlet sold to Spredfast|
Madison - 8/20/2015 Two former competitors in the social technology industry Madison-based Shoutlet and Austin, Texas-based Spredfast are now on the same team.
Spredfasts acquisition of Shoutlet was announced Wednesday morning. The sale price was not disclosed.
Aaron Everson, Shoutlet president and co-founder, said the companies will complement each other.
Together, were going to be the dominant player in the social technology space, said Everson, who will become general manager of Shoutlets Madisonfacility....
| Alliant unveils new solar plans|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 Alliant Energy has signed an agreement with a South Korean firm that will build a solar power installation on Alliant's property in the town of Beloit.
Hanwha Q Cells USA will erect a 2.25 megawatt solar field -- enough to power up to 2,000 homes -- in a $5 million project that it will own. Alliant has signed a 10-year contract to buy the electricity created by the solar units....
|Cool cities are hot cities: Smaller communities can compete for talent|
National - 8/27/2015 Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna is direct when hes asked why Appleton and its neighbors collaborated with private supporters to build the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in the early 2000s.
It was done primarily to attract talent, Hanna told a League of Wisconsin Municipalities meeting Thursday in Elkhart Lake....Cool cities are hot cities when it comes to company and job creation. While many people think that largely a big-city phenomenon, with places like Californias Silicon Valley leading the way, it has increasingly become true for mid-sized and even small cities...
|California stem cell bank opens, stocked with cells made by Madison CDI|
Madison - 9/3/2015 The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine hPSC Repository is starting with 300 stem cell lines, aimed at 11 common diseases and disorders, and expects to have 750 lines available by February 2016.
We believe the bank will be an extraordinarily important resource in helping advance the use of stem cell tools for the study of diseases and finding new ways to treat them, said Jonathan Thomas, head of the governing board of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Californias stem cell agency....
|Russ Feingold: College students should be able to graduate without debt|
Wisconsin - 9/10/2015 It was the middle of August, 1971. And after my parents and I loaded up their car, we left the house in my hometown of Janesville and drove up to Madison, where I moved into a dorm room in Sellery Hall.
|UW System launching accountability website; controversial professor honored|
UW Madison - 9/10/2015 The University of Wisconsin System is rolling out a new website it says will make it easier for parents, legislators and others to track data about the state?s public universities and colleges.
|The Bodgery expands, can now host more Madisonian `makers`|
Madison - 9/17/2015 On Mondays, they craft at The Bodgery.
Well, it`s officially a public `craft night` at the new `makerspace` located at 4444 Roberston Rd., on Madison`s east side, but there`s more than hot glue guns or knitting needles being deployed at the hands of Madison `makers.`
(`Makers` are members of a contemporary, tech-influenced subculture of people who love creating new things, from electronics to crafts.)...
|Wisconsin fares better in first-quarter job growth in 2015 than in past two years|
Wisconsin - 9/17/2015 Wisconsin added just more than 40,000 private sector jobs between March 2014 and March 2015, an increase better than in the same period in the two previous years.
|Local unemployment drops in Wisconsin cities, counties|
Wisconsin - 9/24/2015 Unemployment rates have dropped between July and August in every Wisconsin county and large city.
|Madison council should approve Judge Doyle Square funding|
Madison - 9/24/2015 The point of electing a city council is to bring together a group of engaged local citizens who can sort through complicated issues and make sound decisions. Madison currently has a solid council that is made up savvy leaders - some veterans, some recently elected - who understand the city's values and ideals. For the most part, they get that Madison is not a one-size-fits-all town that rigidly follows doctrines and dogmas. This is a town that recognizes how to make distinctions between bad ideas and good ideas, between cookie-cutter schemes that ought to be discarded and bold initiatives that make sense.
|New bike trail linking Madison to McFarland in 2016 budget proposal|
Madison Area - 10/1/2015 The completion of a $10.5 million bike trail connecting Madison with McFarland that includes a bridge with an accessible fishing pier and a floating boardwalk over wetlands leads the capital projects that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi has included in his proposed 2016 budget....
|Frank Lloyd Wright house found in Madison|
Madison - 10/8/2015 For nearly 30 years, Mary Jane Hamilton had a curious feeling about the house at 2107 West Lawn Ave.
|Giving back to the community through the Madison Community Foundation|
Madison Area - 10/8/2015 Bob Sorge is in charge of a big pot of money that has given its support to projects as diverse as establishing a computer lab at Centro Hispano of Dane County to creating the new Madison Opera Center to providing a permanent fund for outdoor education at the county?s parks.
|Eminent domain proceedings for proposed park come to halt|
Madison - 10/15/2015 Hours before a resolution to condemn six properties on West Mifflin Street to build a park came to a vote of the Board of Park Commissioners, a property owner in the neighborhood of the proposed park offered to sell their properties.
Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said he and co-sponsor of the resolution Madison Mayor Paul Soglin plan to ask the Common Council to delay proceedings on the resolution.
This abrupt halt comes after the Plan Commission and the Board of Estimates cleared the resolution, which would permit the City of Madison to seize six private housing properties for the purposes of a public park....
|In war on Dane County lake algae, company emerges to produce drinkable water from manure|
Dane County - 10/22/2015 You've heard about turning water into wine. How about making cow poop into water that's clean enough to drink'
|Senate confirms new WEDC chief officer|
Wisconsin - 10/22/2015 The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Scott Walker`s decision to appoint a campaign donor to lead his troubled economic development agency.
|Madison Chocolate Company to seek new space|
Madison - 10/29/2015 Madison Chocolate Company, which had originally planned to share a space with Macha Tea Company on East Johnson Street, has made other plans to move into a different space elsewhere.
|Apple TV brings iPhone-like apps to the big screen|
World - 10/29/2015 It turns out that Apple`s streaming-TV box - aptly named Apple TV - isn`t just for streaming anymore. Its latest incarnation, which ships this week, offers on the big screen just about anything you could previously only do on an iPhone or iPad.
|OPINION: How is your meat raised?|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 Following significant pressure from consumers nationwide, Subway just served up a major victory for public health by announcing that its restaurants will no longer sell meat raised with antibiotics. This comes on the heels of similar commitments by McDonald?s, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A and others.
|State funds for climate change research sponsor criticized|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk condemned the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands? use of interest earnings toward UW-Madison?s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies in a Monday press release.
|Epic Systems insiders say so-called feuds are greatly exaggerated|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 Rumors of feuds between Epic and other electronic health care records vendors like Cerner are greatly exaggerated, according to company insiders.
|Developer may demolish long-vacant building near UW-Madison for housing project|
Madison - 11/19/2015 Despite demand for housing, a seven-story building with rooms to hold more than 300 beds near the heart of UW-Madison and a stone's throw from Lake Mendota has sat vacant for years.
|Badgers men`s basketball: UW goes overtime to beat Syracuse|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Say this for a University of Wisconsin men's basketball team that is lacking in a lot of areas at this stage of the season, with experience topping that list: Just when it might seem like they're down for the count, the Badgers have shown the ability to pick themselves up off the mat and continue fighting.
UW has followed all three of its losses this season with victories, the most surprising of which came Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome.
|Madison landlord Ray Peterson aims to sell 48 properties following court ruling|
Madison - 12/10/2015 Forty-eight properties throughout the city of Madison could soon be for sale as landlord Ray Peterson deals with a court order to bring them up to city standards.
|Federal funds to bolster food manufacturing, biotech headed to Madison region|
Madison Area - 7/9/2015 A new federal designation awarded Wednesday will move 14 counties in south-central and southwestern Wisconsin to the front of the line for perhaps $75 million in federal grants over the next two years for a series of projects to help grow jobs and bolster business in the food-processing, biotech and advanced manufacturing sectors.
|Realtime Utility Engineers relocates from west Madison|
Fitchburg - 7/16/2015 A national engineering firm recently moved its headquarters in January from its home on Madisons west side to a site in Fitchburg.
The new location not only comes on the end of Realtime Utility Engineers 10-year lease, but also facilitates the companys upcoming plans for growth, the companys president and original co-founder Robert Strycharske said.
I thought that we would end up at eventually $5 million dollars with maybe 30 to 50 people, Strycharske said. Right now, with our last hires, were at 110 (employees) I envision us being at 200 employees in the next five years or so....
|Palmer Johnson Yachts in Sturgeon Bay closing; 100 jobs lost|
Sturgeon Bay - 9/3/2015
Luxury boat builder Palmer Johnson Yachts of Sturgeon Bay is closing, resulting in the loss of more than 100 jobs.
In a plant closing notice filed Wednesday with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the company said sales had fallen and offshore competition had escalated.
"We are disappointed and saddened by this business closing, and yet realize that there is no alternative," the company said....
|Developer asks for $1 million in TIF for Oregon hotel|
Oregon - 12/3/2015 A developer proposing to build Oregon's first hotel has asked the city for $1 million in public assistance for the project.
|It is like Colectivo...with more beer|
Madison - 10/22/2015 It's tempting to think of Cafe Hollander as the Colectivo of Belgian beer.
|Madison Gas and Electric||Risk assessment|
Madison - 8/27/2015 Ald. Barbara McKinney describes it as trying to make a decision while were already off the diving board in mid-air.
As the Common Council careens towards a decision on the controversial and lingering Judge Doyle Square project, many are grappling with what they see as insufficient information on the project and a rushed timetable that has been set by the developer.
The proposal by developer Bob Dunn would build a corporate headquarters for Exact Sciences, the nascent biotech firm, next to the citys Municipal Building and construct 1,250 parking spaces and a hotel....
|Legislators plan to talk with businesses on economic tour|
Wisconsin - 9/17/2015 The state Senate's economic development committee plans to visit with business leaders during a statewide tour over the next few weeks.
|Cap Times` Evjue Foundation has awarded more than $53M to the community since 1970|
Madison - 12/10/2015 The Evjue Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of The Capital Times, a progressive voice for news, information and opinion for more than 97 years. William T. Evjue founded the paper in 1917 to ensure that those without the power of wealth and station would have a champion in the never-ending quest for clean and just government.
The foundation provides funds derived from the profits of The Capital Times to many educational, cultural, and charitable causes that add so much to the quality of life in Madison and Dane County. Since the foundation`s creation in 1970, it has distributed more than $53 million to those causes....
|Breaking down the numbers on Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 8/27/2015 That is how much the city of Madison is planning to invest in private portions of the Judge Doyle Square project. This project isnt a regular TIF loan, where the city gets a return on its investment sometime in the distant future. A lot of these dollars are in the form of grants that taxpayers wont get back.
|Tommy Millner sees more Cabela`s in Wisconsin's future|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 When Tommy Millner was named CEO of Cabelas in 2009, the Nebraska-based outdoors retailer had 30 stores.
But since that time, the company has been on an aggressive building pace. It has opened nearly 40 stores and has announced plans for 17 more....
|Crowds flock to see spectacular new fireworks display, Human Cannonball, along Lake Monona|
Madison - 7/2/2015 Madisons new Fourth of July holiday fireworks show made a spectacular debut as a huge crowd gathered Downtown, first to watch the Human Cannonball, David The Bullet Smith, make a successful splashdown in Lake Monona, followed by a fireworks show to satisfy even the staunchest fans of the now defunct Rhythm & Booms....
|Madison plans to establish solar loan program|
Madison - 7/2/2015 Madison is planning to establish a solar loan program to reduce the upfront financial commitment for residents hoping to install solar on their properties.
|How much did state lottery ticket buyers win in 2013-14?|
Wisconsin - 7/9/2015 The Wisconsin Department of Revenue reports that lottery ticket sales in Wisconsin totaled $568.8 million during the 12 months of fiscal year 2013-14. Sales of instant lottery tickets (scratch-off and pull-tab tickets) were $339 million. Lotto ticket sales (tickets with prizes based on the total amount purchased by all buyers) were $229.8 million during the fiscal year....Lottery ticket purchasers in Wisconsin won $336.7 million, which was 59.2 percent of the total lottery revenue. The lottery provided $168.4 million in property tax relief in FY 2013-14. Retailers selling tickets earned $38.4 million. Development, production and promotion of the games and administrative expenses were $33.6 million.
|Housing the homeless|
Madison - 7/9/2015 ...The Salvation Army would like to improve its facilities, with a major renovation and expansion of its East Washington Avenue shelter. But plans are in limbo as the organization works its way through the city planning process....
|EDITORIAL: Awful state budget inspires bipartisan opposition|
Wisconsin - 7/16/2015 Wisconsin is a divided state politically. There is no doubt about that.
|Board OKs TIF for Headquarters|
Oregon - 7/16/2015 The Village Board on Monday voted unanimously to give Headquarters Bar and Grill $68,000 in taxpayer-funded grants toward a 2400-square-foot banquet hall.
|City Council approves trial period for dogs in parks|
Madison - 7/23/2015 A new trial period will allow dogs to legally be brought into a group of city parks and could eventually lead to them being welcomed in more parks.
City Council members on Tuesday approved a trial period that would allow dogs that are licensed and on-leash in 13 city parks as long as they are on paths or within 6 feet of one.
Parks selected for the trial period are Acewood, Baxter, Blackhawk, Door Creek, Garner, Greentree, High Point, James Madison, Norman Clayton, North Sotar, Richmond Hill, Walnut Grove and Wingra parks....
| Covance CEO to retire July 31|
Madison Area - 7/30/2015 Joe Herring, CEO of Covance -- one of Madison's biggest employers -- will retire on July 31, the company said Tuesday.
Deborah Keller, executive vice president and group president of Covance R&D Laboratories, was named in June as Herring's successor.
Herring has led the drug development company for more than a decade, doubling sales from $1.2 billion in 2005 to nearly $2.7 billion last year and expanding its scope to nearly 13,000 employees in more than 60 countries....
| After years of looking, Barriques finds an east side spot|
Madison - 7/30/2015 After years of searching the east side for the right location, coffee and wine shop Barriques has signed a lease for a seventh cafe on Dunning Street and Atwood Avenue.
"We are very excited," said Matt Weygandt, who owns Barriques with Finn Berge. "We couldn't be more happy with the area. We think it's a store that will do really well."...
|Gogebic Taconite gone, but Iron County is told new mine operator may appear|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 Iron County Board members say owners of a controversial proposed mine site met with them last week to ask if they would be open to a new developer coming in to try to extract iron from the Penokee Hills.
|Lodi farmer transforms his hog barn into a fleet of fish tanks and greens|
lodi - 8/13/2015 Robert Davis got the inspiration to develop a fish-and-produce farm in Lodi from two very different things: cancer and Disney World.
What could soon be the Madison areas newest CSA (community supported agriculture) farm would run year-round from a greenhouse and former hog barn in Lodi. At Heads N Tails Natural Produce, Davis hopes to start CSA shares for 50 in December. The whole enterprise, an aquaponics farm, could be up and running by February.
And it all started with some very bad news....
|Judge Doyle Square development agreement|
Madison - 8/13/2015 ...
| Raven has helped create a video game cluster here|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 At age 25 with nearly 200 employees, Raven Software is the Madison areas Big Kahuna in the digital game development business and is credited with a good share of its growth.
| Wisconsin sees strong showing in residential housing market|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 Economic experts credit the state's unemployment rate and pent up demand for Wisconsin's strong showing in residential real estate, which is on pace for its best year in a decade, according to state and national reports.
|Restaurant review: Pasqual`s Cantina just the ticket for East Wash|
Madison - 9/3/2015 Pasquals Cantina, the eagerly awaited fourth location of the popular local Southwestern restaurant, is just what East Washington Avenue needed.
There was an East Side Pasquals from 1989 until 2001, when current owner and longtime employee Ben Roberts took over the group of restaurants. He said he had to close the Atwood one as part of the deal. It wasnt doing well, he said....
|OPINION: Downtown doesn't need another hotel|
Madison - 9/3/2015 The question shouldn't be whether Madison should invest taxpayers' money in the Judge Doyle Square project. The question should be whether Madison needs another hotel Downtown. A check of occupancy rates would show figures under 70 percent annually.
In the vicinity of the state Capitol, there is a Hilton at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, the Inn on the Park, the Concourse Hotel, the Hyatt on West Washington Avenue, the new Edgewater Hotel, the Doubletree and the Campus Inn. Groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for a Marriott Hotel on Webster Street. Also near Downtown is a Sheraton, a Clarion Suites and a Holiday Inn Express. ...
|Madison library officials protest one-year delay of Pinney branch relocation|
Madison - 9/10/2015 Madison Public Library officials and advocates urged the city's Board of Estimates Wednesday to keep relocation of the deteriorating Pinney Library on schedule for 2016.
|Milwaukee developers reveal old brick in Cream City comeback|
Milwaukee - 9/10/2015 It's in swanky new condos and historic old buildings, and it's a focal point in new construction and renovation: Milwaukee's once-forgotten signature, Cream City brick, has made a comeback.
"Oh, yeah, it's everywhere," Tony Torre said, pointing out downtown buildings made of the clean, golden-yellow bricks that stand out from common reds nearby.
"It's a cool look to it, as far as I'm concerned," he said.
Torre has worked in Milwaukee for decades and remembers when its Cream City brick buildings were largely neglected, blackened by pollution or torn down with little regard. Today, prompted by developers inclined to work with old materials, Cream City brick is a prized find....
|Boys and Girls Club receives $1.2 million grant to boost student achievement|
Madison - 9/24/2015 On Tuesday, the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County was the recipient of a $1.2 million grant from Great Lakes Higher Education, an effort to help prepare students in the Madison Metropolitan School District for college.
|Madison in 100 Objects|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Each day for 100 days, the Wisconsin State Journal profiled one object that is either unique to Madison or so closely associated with the city that it helps define who we are....
|Construction liens against Edgewater hotel continue to mount|
Madison - 10/1/2015 As the Madison City Council debated a development agreement for the Judge Doyle Square project Tuesday night, a few lingering concerns came up around developer Robert Dunn's other major project across the isthmus: The Edgewater.
Construction liens against the Edgewater Hotel Company have continued to mount in recent months, now topping $24 million across 19 different liens filed since December last year, two of which have been satisfied. Three new liens have been filed since J.H. Findorff & Son`s $16 million lien filed in June, the most recent ones coming from H.J. Martin & Son, Kone and Carley Wood Associates....
|Briarpatch begins sheltering homeless youth at its facility|
Madison - 10/1/2015 For the first time in Dane County, homeless youth will have a safe, comfortable place to stay when Briarpatch Youth Services begins hosting them Thursday, Oct. 1 at its shelter.
|More non-resident students will fill workforce demands|
UW Madison - 10/8/2015 A controversial plan to lift the cap on the number of non-resident students ? who pay substantially higher tuition ? is about workforce development, not more revenue, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told faculty Monday....
|Borrow more to keep road projects on pace|
Wisconsin - 10/8/2015 Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that if lawmakers authorize $150 million in additional borrowing this year, transportation projects scheduled for delay could remain on track.
|Finance committee agrees to sell transportation land|
Madison - 10/15/2015 The Legislature`s finance committee has agreed to sell land around the state Department of Transportation`s Madison headquarters.
The committee voted 14-1 on Thursday to sell about 14 acres around the DOT building for just over $12 million to developer Smith Gilbane Co. The developer plans private developments on the land.
The state plans to replace the 56-year-old DOT building as part of a $179 million property redevelopment. The new 600,000 square-foot building would house DOT and six other state agencies, including the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Consolidating offices at the site would result in an estimated reduction of about 54,300 square feet of office space.
The committee vote was the last step before the sale could go through....
|Mother Jones says Epic Systems is actually hurting patients|
Wisconsin - 10/22/2015 A national magazine has taken aim at Epic Systems, saying the company has inhibited patient care and failed to lower national healthcare costs, a primary goal of electronic health records.
|Common Council finds compromise on sidewalk cafe fee hike|
Madison - 10/22/2015 The Madison Common Council voted Tuesday to pass a compromise solution for downtown businesses regarding a license fee increase.
|City of Verona: Liberty Park rezone goes through|
VERONA - 10/22/2015 One more time around the block and with a warning, Liberty Business Park got at least part of its wish to put more commercial development on the southeast side of the city.
The Common Council had deferred the request to rezone nine parcels from suburban industrial to suburban commercial a month earlier despite a unanimous recommendation from the Plan Commission to allow four of the parcels. That resulted from objections by Ald. Mac McGilvray (D-1) about short-term thinking and a slippery slope toward giving up a rare opportunity to fill the city high-wage industrial development.
Last week, the Plan Commission again was unanimous about the four parcels after additional discussion about the comprehensive plan for the area, the requirements of the tax-increment financing district the park sits on and how commissioners would be loath to agree to further rezonings....
|For clean government, Wisconsin`s worst week ever|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 It`s been 30 years since my workdays were spent reporting from the state Capitol, so long ago that none of the 20-some journalists with whom I shared the cramped, communal Capitol press room remain.
Those were the days of Tony Earl and Tommy Thompson and Tom Loftus, an era of spirited but civil policy arguments followed by inevitable compromise. That culture of shared decisions functioned pretty well....
|New Promega board rejects hostile takeover attempt|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 Promega Corp.`s new board of directors is turning down a high-priced takeover attempt by two stockholders who want to buy the company and oust its founder and CEO Bill Linton.
Ted Kellner and Nathan Brand submitted an offer in July to buy the stock of the privately owned Fitchburg company for $625 a share - two and a half times as much as Promega offered in a stock buy-back in 2014. Their proposal values the company at about $1.25 billion.
|Uber for environmental sciences: Startups strut their stuff at Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 The ?Expedia for bus travel,? ?Netflix for continuing medical education? and ?Uber for environmental sciences? were all featured at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium on Wednesday afternoon.
(Those are Wisconsin-based startups Tixora, AltusCampus and Pegasus Sustainability Solutions, for the record.)
Twenty-eight startups, 19 of them from Wisconsin, gave five-minute rapid-fire presentations to potential investors at the annual startup-centric event...
|Manure digester upgrade funding could jeopardize future projects|
Dane County - 11/5/2015 The future of using manure digesters to clean Dane County?s lakes could be in jeopardy if funding for a technology that further processes discharge from digesters is not added back into the 2016 budget, supporters say.
|Promega shareholders meet amid growing concerns in battle for control of company|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 The battle over control of Promega Corp., one of the Madison area's premier biotechnology companies, escalated Friday as shareholders gathered for two meetings, called by opposing sides, to hash out the conflict.
|Concerns about tainted Wisconsin drinking water drive week`s most-read story|
Madison - 11/19/2015 Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents are at risk of consuming drinking water tainted with lead, nitrate, disease-causing bacteria and viruses, according to a report by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
Lynda Cochart`s water from the private well on her Kewaunee County farm was so poisoned by salmonella, nitrate, E. coli and manure-borne viruses that one researcher compared the results to contamination in a Third World country....
|Bunker Labs @ Wisconsin aims to support veteran entrepreneurs|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 UW-Madison began a partnership Nov. 10 with Bunker Labs @ Wisconsin, an outlet that allows veterans pursue entrepreneurial interests in high-tech startups.Bunker Labs is located at University Research Park in Madison and is currently recruiting 10 to 20 veterans with strong ideas for a technological-based endeavor, according to a UW-Madison release.
Executive Director of Bunker Labs @ Wisconsin and U.S. Army veteran Michael Ertmer said the characteristics maintained by soldiers often mirror the personality traits of entrepreneurs.
|Madison Development Corporation adds affordability to housing boom|
Madison - 12/10/2015 VIDEO - Madison housing mix needs more income diversity...
|Mid-life crisis leads to opening of Lego trade store in Fitchburg|
Fitchburg - 12/10/2015 Owen and Elliott Sustarich pounded on a glass door in Fitchburg, waiting for their grandmother to open it so they could get to the bounty that was behind it: Legos.
|ASM hears updates on latest Campus Master Plan|
Madison - 11/12/2015 The Associated Students of Madison Coordinating Council heard updates Wednesday on the 2015 Campus Master Plan from Director of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture Gary Brown.
|Brothers Business Interiors|| Renee Moe named next CEO of United Way of Dane County|
Dane County - 7/9/2015 Renee Moe, an internal candidate with 16 years of staff experience, has been named the next president and CEO of United Way of Dane County.
| Wollersheim set to open distillery|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Wollersheim whiskey is on its way.
|As deficit looms in Wisconsin, Minnesotans fight over how to spend $1.9 billion surplus|
Wisconsin / Minnesota - 12/10/2015 Wisconsin may have a firm hold on Paul Bunyan`s Axe, but Minnesota has the Badger State beat with its budget surplus.
While Wisconsin`s budget, enacted in July, sets the state up for a $210 million structural deficit, legislators across the Mississippi are arguing over how to spend a $1.9 billion surplus....
|AnchorBank to cut 101 jobs in next 3 months|
Wisconsin - 7/2/2015 The Wisconsin State Journal reported AnchorBank is eliminating 101 jobs over the next three months. The company said 78 employees will leave by Sept. 30 after they took a voluntary separation package. Another 23 jobs will be cut with the closing of six bank branches.
Company spokeswoman Jennifer Ranville said some of the job cuts will be replaced over time, while others will be consolidated or left vacant.
AnchorBank's parent company said the cuts and the planned sale of a Winneconne branch would save about $5.4 million a year....
|Madison financial committee scrutinizes, endorses Judge Doyle Square agreement|
Madison - 8/27/2015 Despite concerns and many questions, Madison's finance committee late Monday night recommended approval of an amended development agreement with JDS Development for the massive Judge Doyle Square project Downtown....
|Octopus Car Washes sold|
Madison - 9/10/2015 A familiar name and its twirling, eight-legged mascot will soon no longer be a part of the Madison car wash scene.
The city?s three Octopus Car Wash locations have been bought by Mister Car Wash, the country?s largest operator of car washes. The sale, finalized on June 30, also included two Octopus Car Wash locations in Rockford, Illinois....
|Proposed county budget amendments address manure dispute, racial disparities|
Dane County - 11/12/2015 County officials are still mulling whether to restore $500,000 in funding for a largely untried technology that supporters say could reduce phosphorus runoff into Dane County's lakes.
A motion to restore the funds for a nutrient content system at the town of Springfield manure digester is one of 16 capital and 39 operating budget amendments the county's Personnel and Finance Committee will consider when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
A large number of other proposed amendments to County Executive Joe Parisi's preliminary budget are intended to address homelessness, cost of living increases for county service providers, and recommendations outlined in a report on racial disparities and mental health problems in the Dane County Jail....
|Dayton, lawmakers split on what to do with $1.9 billion surplus|
Minnesota - 12/10/2015 A strong state economy helped double Minnesota's projected budget surplus to $1.9 billion, setting off a new political battle over how to carve up the windfall in an election year.
|Resource of the week - 2014 City of Madison Project Review and Other Links|
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|City, JDS Development negotiators produce basic terms of a deal for Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 7/2/2015 Negotiators for the city and JDS Development have produced basic terms of a complex deal to move ahead with the massive Judge Doyle Square project south of Capitol Square.
| Tommy Thompson: We still need more organ donors|
Wisconsin - 7/16/2015 The State Journals three-part series Living on | Improving the odds of organ transplants last week was personally poignant and timely. Kudos to all who contributed, many of whom I know and respect.
Research and development to enhance the chances for successful organ transplantation is critical. Encouraging people to become donors is also critically important....
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|Milwaukee Bucks arena is a bad investment|
Wisconsin - 7/23/2015 The State Journals editorial on Friday, Arena deal improves and deserves support, stated that Milwaukee needs the National Basketball Association more than the NBA needs Milwaukee.
| From The Fess Hotel to the Banzo food cart, Madison Food tells a savory story|
Madison - 7/30/2015 On the very day in June when Nichole Fromm and JonMichael Rasmus' new book about Madison restaurants was officially published, two local establishments announced they were closing.
First, Sunprint Caf, which started as a State Street gallery in 1976, declared it would shutter its Capitol Square location to focus on catering.
Then Tony Frank's Tavern, a west side spot known for its burgers, closed after 86 years.
The authors of "Madison Food: A History of Capital Cuisine," now available at local bookstores and online, knew this might happen. They'll be signing copies of the book at A Room of One's Own on Thursday....
|Wisconsin 31st in yearly job growth in June, preliminary estimates show|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 Wisconsin posted a loss of 300 private-sector jobs in June, the third time in the last four months that the state's job estimate was off from the month earlier.
And the state remained in the bottom half of the country when it comes to job growth rate over the last year.
Wisconsin ranked 31st in the country with a 1.49 percent change in job level from June 2014 to June 2015 in preliminary, seasonally adjusted estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In those 12 months, the state's job total increased by 36,200....
|Judge Doyle Square to require extensive city financing policy waivers|
Madison - 8/27/2015 Financing for the massive Judge Doyle Square project could require some of the largest departures from public financing policy the city has ever seen, according to a report on the development agreement released Friday.
The $201 million Judge Doyle Square redevelopment would bring a new headquarters for booming Exact Sciences Corp., a hotel for Monona Terrace, commercial space and parking to blocks that now hold the Madison Municipal Building and Government East parking garage.
But under the agreement with JDS Development and Exact Sciences, the city would invest $42.5 million in tax increment financing (TIF) for private elements of the project. Large portions of the funding are grants that would not be repaid through new taxes....
|Prime Quarter on East Washington Avenue closes indefinitely|
Madison - 9/3/2015 A fire on Mother's Day weekend closed the Prime Quarter restaurant, and its owner recently decided not to reopen.
The cook-your-own steak restaurant at 3520 E. Washington Ave., had been there 28 years, said Al Sanger, who owned the business but not the building....
|OneNeck expands Fitchburg data facility|
Fitchburg - 9/3/2015 Eric Patterson waited for one door to shut behind him before scanning his ID card and leaning toward a retinal scanning machine to get through the next.
Behind that second door were more security features, and the data centers prized possessions: servers.
Companies come to us when they have, at the very core of their business, some sort of technology server or system that absolutely, positively cant ever go down, Patterson, ...
|Monona launches community radio station with all-star team, Americana tunes|
Monona - 9/10/2015 The blend of high-profile radio personalities, nationally-known engineers and enthusiastic community volunteers at Monona?s brand-new radio station, WVMO, make the small station situated in the heart of the small town?s City Hall ripe for a reality television show....
|US homebuilding slows in August after hot streak|
National - 9/17/2015 Builders broke ground on fewer houses and apartment complexes in August, a possible sign that the housing market may be levelling off after accelerating for much of the year.
|Ken Harwood: Work harder on Wisconsin`s presence in I-39 association|
Wisconsin - 9/24/2015 Dear Editor: Regarding the new distribution center for Dollar General in Janesville.
|Leter to the Editor: Soglin not telling whole story on Judge Doyle Square|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Dear Editor: Mayor Soglin has a responsibility to provide honest information about his deal with Bob Dunn to develop Judge Doyle Square. Madison's citizens deserve to know exactly what we get - or don't get - for $47 million of public subsidy....
|Jeff Vercauteren melds interests in law, architecture and politics|
Madison - 10/1/2015 He was born, raised and educated in three of the nation's great football towns, but he's been drawn more to architecture, politics and law than games.
|UW preparing to switch from Adidas to Under Armour in 2016|
Madison - 10/8/2015 The University of Wisconsin athletic department appears poised to enter into a sponsorship agreement with Under Armour after 15 years with Adidas.
|Developer deals pave way for hotel, pizza place|
VERONA - 10/8/2015 The Common Council approved agreements Monday to build roads that will serve a hotel on the city?s southeast side and a Pizza Ranch-anchored development off East Verona Avenue.
Both agreements were mostly boilerplate, and alders had no questions about the developer-funded Fortune Drive deal within Liberty Park, but a short stretch of private road onto county property in the other drew quite a bit of flak Monday and one ?no? vote because of some uncertainties about how it would be maintained....
|Work starts on second Hub apartment building, known as The James, in downtown Madison|
Madison - 10/15/2015 Work has started on the site of the follow-up to the Hub Madison student apartment high-rise downtown.
Approved by the city in June as The Hub II, the 12-story, 350-unit project across Gilman Street from the original has since been dubbed The James.
The moniker is an apparent nod to James Madison, after whom the city was named, District 4 Ald. Mike Verveer said....
|New Avenue Club bubbling up with spirit|
Madison - 10/29/2015 Food Fight isn't in the habit of buying existing restaurants. In fact, when it bought the beloved Avenue Bar in 2011, it was a first for the restaurant group.
|Health apps and beer distribution systems part of Madison startup incubator`s graduating class|
Madison - 11/5/2015 Justin Hartzman and his business partners needed some convincing to take part in gener8tor?s startup incubator program.
|Kraft Heinz will seek buyer for Madison Oscar Mayer facility|
Madison - 11/12/2015 Kraft Heinz will seek a buyer for the Madison headquarters of Oscar Mayer a move that could possibly keep the facility operational, the company and Gov. Scott Walker's office said Friday.
|OPINION: UW-Madison can help displaced Oscar Mayer workers|
Wisconsin - 11/19/2015 When Oscar Mayer announced the closing of its Madison headquarters, I mourned the loss of 1,000 jobs. But I feel confident the displaced workers can land on their feet, given the range of programs in the Madison area for job training and searching...
|GOP lawmakers propose bill shrinking natural resource areas|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Republican lawmakers began circulating a bill Monday that would ease the regulatory path for development on bodies of water, saying the changes would streamline state regulations and boost the economy.
Sen. Frank Lasee and Rep. Adam Jarchow wrote in a memo to their fellow legislators seeking co-sponsors that the bill would facilitate development, leading to more jobs.
"This (legislation) focuses on cleaning up the agency regulations and state laws that have been making Wisconsin less competitive for both residential and commercial growth," the lawmakers wrote....
|Stoughton Commission tables plans that seeks a laundry list of zoning waivers|
Stoughton - 11/12/2015 Though the Planning Commission seemed to like the idea of a Dunkin Donuts at Main and Gjertson streets, it tabled a plan that seemed too big for the space at its Nov. 9 meeting.
|City of Verona: Commission says Paoli, Candinas projects need more work|
VERONA - 12/10/2015 Two controversial apartment-anchored developments got clear directives Monday from the city Plan Commission to come up with a new plan.
|Resnick takes over Madison's StartingBlock entrepreneurial hub|
Madison - 7/16/2015 If Scott Resnick had his druthers, he'd be mayor of Madison now. But the 28-year-old techie and former city council member was drubbed in April by longtime Mayor Paul Soglin.
|Verona buys a $6 million quarry|
VERONA - 10/1/2015 The Common Council voted Monday night to purchase the former Wingra Stone gravel pit on the southeast corner of North Nine Mound Road and County Hwy. PD for the tidy sum of just over $6 million. Much of that money will come from the remaining allocation for the Epic tax-increment financing district, and Epic is expected pay for some of it, as well, but those details have yet to be worked out.
|Governor signs wine walks bill|
Wisconsin - 10/22/2015 Chambers of commerce around Wisconsin can promote local retailers with wine walks without fear of breaking the law.
|5NINES ::: helping our clients enjoy technology since 2001||Online grocery shopping evolving, growing in Madison|
Madison - 7/23/2015 Sam White may be only a few weeks out of high school but the Monona Grove graduate headed to UW-Whitewater this fall might be the most accomplished grocery shopper in his age bracket.
|Windsor residents overwhelmingly vote to become a village|
Windsor - 11/5/2015 Town of Windsor residents embraced the chance to reinvent their community Tuesday, voting overwhelmingly to incorporate as a village.
|Verona - New business plans keep coming in|
VERONA - 7/2/2015 .Whether theyll all come to fruition remains to be seen, but next weeks Plan Commission agenda is further evidence that Veronas economy is roaring again.
|Fitchburg Mayor begins listening sessions|
Fitchburg - 7/2/2015 McKee Farms Park and a sunny Tuesday evening provided the perfect backdrop for playing, biking and discussions about city policy.
|Project Home program offering interest-free repair loans now full for year|
Dane County - 7/9/2015 A little extra outreach about a valuable program that finances home repairs for lower-income Dane County families living outside Madison has done the trick.
All slots for the coming year now are filled for the rehabilitation program operated by the Madison-based nonprofit, Project Home, and a waitlist has been started, after organizers this spring said more participants were needed to spend this years allocation of $150,000....
|Glance: Amazon 20 bets in 20 years|
National - 7/16/2015 Amazon turns 20 on Thursday. Here's a timeline of 20 investment bets Amazon made in the past 20 years:...
|New report says manufacturers continue to struggle|
Wisconsin - 7/16/2015 A sharp drop in automotive manufacturing was offset by growth in some other areas, leaving U.S. factory production flat for a second straight month in June, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.
|An -aha moment- that changed a life -- and could be a TV commercial|
Madison - 7/30/2015 Mona Melms rarely watches TV. So when a researcher with Mutual of Omaha called her about auditioning for one of the insurance companys aha moment commercials, she had to ask her husband what the person was talking about....
|Of mustaches and men: Obama adviser David Axelrod talks politics with David Maraniss in Madison|
8/6/2015 Its hard to think of any common ground that might be found between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump including the idea that they would face each other in November 2016.
|Verona remodeling company opens cabinet-making division|
VERONA - 8/6/2015 While new home construction typically signals an uptick in the economy, many people just need an upgrade or an addition. New kitchen cabinets can make organization easier. A home theater room can become a home office.
Legacy Custom Remodeling has been helping homeowners make those kinds changes since 2006. And in order to better meet customers needs, owner Josh Wanta said the Town of Verona business recently added a few staff members and opened a new division Wisconsin Cabinetry to expand into the custom cabinet-making market. ...
|Construction techniques can strengthen homes, prevent loss|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Five years into Bill Eberles 31-year career as a disaster claims adjuster for Madison-based American Family Insurance, he worked a big area storm and saw such damage that it made him question how homes are put together.
|OPINION: Private sector works better than WEDC|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 Criticism doesnt require talent. Creative success does require talent.
|State salt shed in Verona leaves bad taste|
VERONA - 8/27/2015 It will be a while before drivers start thinking about needing salt on the road, but plans for a new salt depot near the citys eastern entrance are drawing concern from some city officials.
|Roast Public House owners to open veggie-centric Forage Kitchen on lower State|
Madison - 9/3/2015 The owners of Roast Public House, the sandwich shop and craft beer bar near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, have a new concept for lower State Street.
Where the College Barber Shop stood for some eight decades, a new restaurant called Forage Kitchen is set to serve bowls of roasted vegetables, exotic grains and a soy protein called tempeh, marinated with chipotle chilies and goji berries.
Forage Kitchen is on track to open by Oct. 5 at 665 State St., perhaps with a soft opening the weekend before during the Iowa/UW football game....
|County budget listening session Sept. 1|
9/3/2015 Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will host listening sessions next week for residents to provide their input for his 2016 budget proposal.
Two sessions will be held one in Fitchburg and one in Sun Prairie. The Fitchburg session takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road. The Sun Prairie meeting will be held Sept. 2.
Dane Countys budget is more than $500 million annually with 30 departments and 2,100 County employees. More than half of the budget goes to human services departments. County departments are working on submitting their budget requests to the Parisi for his review. ...
|Earning gender and women`s studies a seat at the table|
Madison - 9/10/2015 It was the early years of the Women?s Studies Program at UW-Madison, and students in Susan Friedman?s ?Images of Women? discussion section were talking about challenges many women in the 1970s may have been struggling with, but could never discuss in an academic setting.
|Bill Dermody on marketing a tennis ball recycling container|
Madison - 9/10/2015 The life of a tennis ball can vary.
Most are hit into and over a net. When the fuzz has worn and the bounce flattened, some are fetched by the family dog or sliced to fit over the skids of a walker.
They can be hit into a nearby woods or lake, run over with a lawn mower or simply clutter a tennis bag and later a garage before they end up in the garbage....
|Madworks Accelerator manager: Madison startup scene `more collaborative`|
Madison - 9/17/2015 The Madworks Accelerator, a Madison-based accelerator program that`s just over a year old, has already graduated at least three companies that have shown promise in early stages of development.
|New park resolution passes unanimously in committee|
Madison - 9/24/2015 Though tensions filled the room between property owners and city leaders Monday, the Plan Commission unanimously approved a proposal to build a new downtown park.
|Target to match prices of 29 online competitors |
National - 10/1/2015 The retailer had excluded Target.com purchases from its policy that lets customers get a better deal if they show that someone else is selling the same item for less. Price matching was only available at stores. But starting Thursday, Target says it will also give the price guarantee for online purchases.
Target.com will match prices at 29 retailers, including of course Amazon and Walmart.com. It will also match prices from wholesale clubs such as Costco and Wal-Mart Stores` Sam`s Club....
|Verona Developer deals pave way for hotel, pizza place|
VERONA - 10/1/2015 The Common Council approved agreements Mon-day to build roads that will serve a hotel on the city's southeast side and a Pizza Ranch-anchored development off East Verona Avenue.
Both agreements were mostly oilerplate, and alders had no questions about the developer-funded Fortune Drive deal within Liberty Park, but a short stretch of private road onto county property in the other drew quite a bit of flak Monday and one no vote because of some uncertain-ties about how it would be maintained...
|Target closing 13 stores nationwide citing falling profits|
National - 11/5/2015 The Minneapolis-based retailer said a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on Jan. 30, 2016. The 13 are among Target`s nearly 1,800 stores in the U.S.
|Leinenkugel`s says beer mega-merger won`t affect operations|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015 Should the merger of the world's two brewing titans AB InBev (owners of Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser) and SABMiller (parent company of MillerCoors, makers of all Miller and Coors products) get the necessary approvals, the obvious question for people in Chippewa Falls is: What will become of Leinenkugel's?...
|Condon Jewelers moves out of East Towne; More additions to Greenway Station|
Madison - 10/22/2015 Condon Jewelers, one of the first stores to open at East Towne Mall in the early 1970s, has left the shopping center.
|City Council paused park condemnation plan for willing seller|
Madison - 10/22/2015 Madison's City Council formally paused a plan to condemn six properties to create a Downtown park as city staff evaluate the viability of another location with a willing seller.
|MGM Resorts to shift casino assets to new property company|
National - 10/29/2015 MGM Resorts International plans to spin off part of its casino-resort real estate into a separate company that will lease the properties back to MGM to boost value for shareholders and give both companies more flexibility to grow.
The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced early Thursday it would create a real estate investment trust, or REIT, called MGM Growth Properties LLC that would own 10 of its casino-resorts and assume $4 billion in debt.
|Sen. Tammy Baldwin calls for federal investigation into some WEDC loans|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is urging the nation's top prosecutor to investigate the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.'s handling of loans in three separate cases in which taxpayer funds have yet to be repaid....
|Madison City Council passes 2016 budget, fast-tracks public market|
Madison - 11/12/2015 After seven hours of debate, the Madison City Council approved the 2016 budget early Wednesday, choosing a flexible financing approach for massive Judge Doyle Square project and advancing a $14 million public market as soon as possible.
|Bunker Labs helps veterans start companies; Beekeeper Data gets funding|
Wisconsin - 11/19/2015 Veterans who want to start businesses in the Madison area will be able to get a helping hand from Bunker Labs, a Chicago nonprofit that started a branch here....Beekeeper Data, a Madison startup that describes itself as like MailChimp with data, is getting its first outside funding $550,000, mainly from Wisconsin Investment Partners, a group of Madison angel investors; Serra Ventures, Champaign, Illinois; and the BrightStar Wisconsin foundation...
|Owner hopes new hotel at site of old Expo Inn could be catalyst for South Side|
Madison - 12/3/2015 Shariff Syed's roots in the Madison area run deep. Since moving here in 1990, he has bought or operated a number of businesses, including motels in Wisconsin Dells and Cambridge, two coin-operated laundromats, liquor stores and other area business rental properties.
Syed, who came to the U.S. from Kuwait but has Pakistani heritage, also is part-owner of the Madistan restaurant and former owner of restaurants Madison Masala and Mad Towne Fried Chicken....
|Proposed state legislation would devastate historic preservation, critics say|
Wisconsin - 12/10/2015 A proposal by state Republican lawmakers to enhance property owners' rights would devastate historic preservation efforts in Madison and across the state, critics say.
|JSD Professional Services, Inc.|| New national group promoting women in manufacturing has local ties|
US - 7/2/2015 A new national trade association aimed at making the manufacturing industry less male-dominated is growing quickly, with a major assist from Madison.
Anne Ross, managing partner at the Madison office of the Milwaukee-based law firm Foley & Lardner, helped the group, known as Women in Manufacturing, draw up its legal papers in the spring and serves on its nine-member board, which had its second meeting earlier this month....
|No residents but a campus remains|
Watertown - 7/9/2015 The swimming pool has been drained, prayers in the chapels are few and the bedrooms are empty.
The large commercial kitchen has been rendered to catering while the gymnasium hosts the occasional youth basketball game and regular Jazzercise classes.
Most of the corridors, day rooms and common spaces of what was once Bethesda Lutheran Home are void of activity after years of transformation that have integrated Bethesda-supported adults into group homes in communities throughout Wisconsin and 13 other states.
But the 400-acre campus along the Rock River on this citys south side that at one time was home to more than 650 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and 750 employees could be coming back to life....
|Fur auction company asks for TIF|
Stoughton - 7/16/2015 The city is preparing to create a new tax-increment financing district adjacent to Business Park North so a business located there can expand.
North American Fur Auctions Inc. has asked the city for TIF assistance in the form of a 9-acre parcel of city-owned land in order to build a 110,000-square-foot steel grading facility, as well as some infrastructure. The new $5 million building would complement the companys 91,000-square-foot wildlife fur and processing facility in the business park.
The Common Council unanimously approved a resolution at its June 23 meeting directing city staff to prepare a TIF agreement between the city and NAFA Inc. An agreement and spending plan is expected by late September....
|Final state budget brings modest changes for Madison, Dane County|
Madison - 7/23/2015 Gov. Scott Walker and local leaders disagree on the new state budgets impact on Madison and Dane County.
The two-year spending plan that began July 1 largely maintains current funding levels for major revenue programs like shared revenue, expenditure restraint, and community and youth aids, but it is peppered with changes that will affect municipalities and counties.
Mayor Paul Soglin said the budget is largely harmful to the city but applauded a move to remove the countys authority to appoint the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District Board and give it to Madison and other municipalities.
Soglin said flat or declining state funding is going to have a long-term negative impact on our development and our ability to grow our economy....
|Wisconsin tribe`s efforts to diversify offer example for Indian Country|
Madison - 7/23/2015 A trip to the Lac du Flambeau Reservation west of Minocqua produces the expected in some ways: a gleaming casino operated by the tribe, a stunning natural setting and mixed evidence of prosperity and poverty.
A visitor may also encounter the unexpected in the form of steady economic diversification, a process being fostered by the Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corp. Its work may offer examples for others in Indian Country....
|Who needs time off anyway?|
Wisconsin - 7/30/2015 Perhaps Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce's Chris Reader and the rest of the honchos at the state's biggest booster of all things anti-worker ought to do a little reading of Wisconsin history.
|Janesville City Council strikes deals to bring in metal fabrication company|
Janesville 7/30/2015 A new building housing a metal fabrication company that promises to bring 90 jobs to Janesville will be finished by the end of the year, now that the city council has approved tax increment financing agreements with two companies.
The deals approved Monday, worth about $2.5 million in tax incentives, will relocate the company, A.M. Castle, to Janesville as it closes operations in the Chicago and Twin Cities areas....
|Proposed house demolition, rebuild may have Nakoma neighbors heading toward nasty argument|
Madison - 8/6/2015 As the Nakoma neighborhood celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, some of its residents are quarreling over the proposed demolition of a 79-year-old house and the plans for new construction.
|Second Chick-fil-A in Madison gets city approval|
Madison - Fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is preparing to add a second location in Madison next year.
The city's Plan Commission on Monday approved a demolition permit and conditional use plan to make way for the restaurant at 4212 E. Washington Ave....
|Madison techies to represent Wisconsin in national soapbox derby competition|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 On a sunny Sunday afternoon, a small team made up of mostly web developers from Hardin Design and Development, a Madison tech firm, is huddled around the beginnings of a soapbox car.
At the moment, their craft, called Why Not Zoidberg?, a reference to the popular animated series Futurama, is just pink Styrofoam material thats been sliced into a roughly-hewn boat shape.
When asked what theyve done in the past to equip them to make a successful soapbox derby car, which they intend to race later this month in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Cincinnati, Ohio, the guys respond, nothing....
|Ex-WEDC employees say politics, haste tripped up job-creation agency|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 Having promised to create 250,000 jobs by the end of his first term, Gov. Scott Walker championed a bold strategy: Abolish the states faulty Commerce Department and replace it with a public-private hybrid more responsive to business needs....
| BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation: Announces five new investment commitments|
Wisconsin - 8/13/2015 BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. today announced that it has made $50,000 seed round investments in two new Madison- based companies, AltusMedical Group Inc., and GrocerKey Inc. Both companies participated in the accelerator program run by gener8tor, a Milwaukee- and Madison-based company that works with early-stage entrepreneurs. The BrightStar investment committee also approved three additional investments at its recent meeting, including a $150,000 investment in OKANJO Inc., $150,000 in Dock Technologies Inc., and a $250,000 investment in MCT of Wisconsin Inc. It brings the foundations total investments made in 2015 to $1,071,000 and more than $3 million in 22 Wisconsin companies since the start of 2014. ...
|Raven Software: Still alive and thriving, at 25|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 In a place like the Madison area, where people supported home-grown businesses way before the phrase Buy local became a battle cry, its not all that unusual to find companies that have been a mainstay for decades.
But in the highly competitive and ever-evolving world of video games, its much more rare.
Raven Software is one such survivor....
|Fetal tissue bill can be amended to satisfy science and ethics|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 Attempts to reconcile science with ethics and religious faith didnt begin with the latest debate over research use of fetal tissue nor will they end there.
As famed scientist Albert Einstein noted more than 60 years ago: Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.
More recently, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins professed his faith despite leading a massive project to read out the 3.1 billion letters of the human genome, which is mankinds DNA instruction book.
As a believer, I see DNA, the information molecule of all living things, as Gods language, and the elegance and complexity of our own bodies and the rest of nature as a reflection of Gods plan, wrote Collins, who directed the Human Genome Project before his appointment to lead NIH in 2009....
|4 new restaurants coming to Greenway Station|
Middleton - 8/27/2015 Four new restaurants will open at Greenway Station before the end of the year....Freska Mediterranean Grill ... Fuddruckers ... Fuji Sushi & Hibachi ... Noodles & Company...
| Neighbors voice concerns over proposed apartment complex|
Beloit - 9/3/2015 Residents in Beloit are raising concerns a potential new apartment complex would negatively affect safety in their neighborhood....Common Wealth Development is proposing to turn the Kolak Education Building into a 60-unit apartment complex, and add another apartment building with 150 units. But neighbors in the community fear what extra traffic and a mix of low-income apartment units would mean for the neighborhood.
"I just think it's too many and there is already too much traffic," resident Jessie Truesdale said.
|GREEN BAY- Meyer Theatre gets facade face-lift|
Green Bay Area - 9/3/2015 he work must go on at the Meyer Theatre.
The downtown Green Bay theater is getting a facade face-lift, less than two months after the Backstage at the Meyer project added event, performance, catering and office space to the complex....
|Plain Talk: Why not lead the way to a clean energy future?|
Wisconsin - 9/10/2015 A recent Voice of the People letter written by Ken Harwood said what a lot of folks feel about the state's biggest business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.
|Middleton committee recommends TIF for preschool|
Middleton - 9/17/2015 A Middleton committee has recommended a $300,000 loan to help build a private preschool franchise just west of the Beltline.
|MADISON- Senate leader recognizes WEDC successes|
Wisconsin - 9/17/2015 Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald on Wednesday praised the `great successes` produced by Gov. Scott Walker`s embattled jobs agency despite recent negative audits and reports of questionable financial assistance....
|DNR board delays decision on land sale to Walker donor|
Wisconsin - 9/24/2015 Facing a cascade of criticism, the Department of Natural Resources` board decided Wednesday to put off considering whether to sell a chunk of lakefront property to one of Gov. Scott Walker`s key donors.
|Minimum markup debate returns to Capitol|
Wisconsin - 9/24/2015 A debate is once again brewing at the Capitol over whether the 75-year-old Unfair Sales Act should come to an end.
|Chazens pledge another $28 million for art on UW-Madison campus|
UW Madison - 10/1/2015 Works by some of the most significant Western artists of the 20th century will join the Chazen Museum of Art's permanent collection, thanks to a $28 million gift announced Friday by the campus museum.
|OPINION: Our View: State should focus on fixes to WEDC|
Wisconsin - 10/8/2015 ...It?s time for the governor and the Legislature to focus on issues like the WEDC, where costly problems have been identified, instead of creating issues where there aren?t any, such as the recent proposals to gut the Open Records Law and overhaul the Government Accountability Board.
Walker no longer has the distraction of a presidential campaign and the Legislature has passed a biennial budget, so the upcoming floor period that begins Oct. 20 seems to be a good time to tackle some of the issues raised in the audit.
We?re not saying the agency should be disbanded. For every story of a company that got aid but didn?t create the jobs promised, there are stories of companies that use tax credits, loans and grants to stay in Wisconsin, expand operations and create jobs...
|Duluth Holdings plans initial stock offering|
Wisconsin - 10/8/2015 Belleville-based Duluth Holdings is planning an initial public offering of Class B common stock.
|Badgers mens hockey draws smallest crowd in Kohl Center era; season ticket sales down 23%|
UW Madison - 10/15/2015 The Wisconsin men`s hockey team opened its 18th season at the Kohl Center last weekend with a historic low, and season ticket sales have decreased sharply.
On the heels of the program`s worst season in 82 years, the announced attendances for the Badgers` pair of ties with Northern Michigan were both among the six smallest crowds in 346 regular season and postseason home games at the Kohl Center.
The announced crowd of 6,467 on Friday night was the lowest in the Kohl Center era, which dates to October 1998. Saturday`s attendance was announced as 8,098....
|Looking for Chinese food, a burger? Find both at Madison Cuisine|
Madison - 10/22/2015 A restaurant serving Chinese and Japanese food as well as burgers and cheesesteak recently opened in the campus section of University Avenue.
|Digging deep into history as UW-Platteville celebrates 150 years|
Madison - 10/22/2015 History isn't always clearly defined.
|Madison musicians, venue managers weigh in on - live music tip - debate|
Madison - 10/29/2015 The last french fry has been eaten, the final chords strummed on the guitar: an evening of dining and live music in Madison is coming to close.
As you recline back into your chair and glance at the bill, you feel a slight jolt as you notice an additional line on the bill: - live music tip.
|Xbox visionary to visit Madison next year to meet with students, programmers|
Madison - 11/5/2015 A man instrumental to the creation of the Xbox gaming system is coming to Madison early next year.
|Feigin: It will be challenging to complete Bucks arena for $500 million|
Milwaukee - 11/5/2015 Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin said the Bucks could exceed their $500 million budget for the downtown arena project, but did not give a specific dollar amount of the possible cost overruns.
|Two long-vacant eateries get new tenants|
11/5/2015 Noosh, the eagerly awaited second restaurant by Laila Borokhim, will officially open Nov. 12 at 1920 S. Park St. Borokhim has served dinners there already, and will host a special dinner featuring lamb from Mapleton Mynd Shropshires of Stoughton on Nov. 5, but regular hours won?t kick in until next week. Noosh will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. for brunch....Downtown, the storefront that was once home to Charley?s Chocolates as well as various incarnations of the Baker?s Window at 122 State St. is reopening as a fast-food Caribbean restaurant serving pulled pork, jerk chicken and other island dishes, says building owner Harold Langhammer. Hours for the new restaurant, which does not yet have a name, have yet to be determined....
|Turnover at WEDC continues with 3 vice presidents announcing departure last week|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 The state's job-creation agency continued to shed top executives with the announced departure of three vice presidents over the past week.
|Cafe Hollander drawing crowds for a reason|
Madison - 11/19/2015 Like a lot of eagerly awaited new places, Cafe Hollander has been mobbed since it opened. Friends reported showing up one Friday and encountering a 90-minute wait for dinner. Others I?ve talked to have faced an hour-and-45-minute wait.
Since the Milwaukee-based Lowlands Group opened one of its Belgian-inspired restaurants Oct. 19 behind Hilldale Shopping Center, business has been brisk. It doesn?t take reservations....
|Property taxes to rise slightly under 2016 budget approved by Dane County Board|
Dane County - 11/19/2015 The Dane County Board approved a 2016 budget Monday that increases funding for homeless services and affordable housing, expands mental health programming and begins chipping away at recommendations in a report on addressing racial disparities in Dane County Jail.
Supervisors approved the $567.4 million operating budget in a 33-3 vote. ...
|Badger Tavern takes the place of Tony Frank`s, serving classic burgers and fish fry|
Madison - 12/3/2015 The new Badger Tavern has been open for three weeks, but to Mike Franklin, it already feels like five years.
"We didn't advertise, we just unlocked the door and people have come back," said Franklin, who opened his pub at 1612 Seminole Highway on Nov. 9. "We`ve been busy since the day we opened."
Franklin and his brother, Mark Franklin, bought the venerable Tony Frank`s Tavern from the bank after the 86-year-old business went into foreclosure. They`ve kept much of the decor the same, but have given the place a deep cleaning and replaced much of the kitchen equipment...
|Effort to help vet entrepreneurs seeks high ground in Wisconsin|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 The Greatest Generation that won World War II wasn't just great because of what they did while in uniform. When they returned from military service, they also sparked a peacetime economic boom that still echoes today.
Nearly half of World War II veterans who came home in the 1940s started their own businesses. Today, veterans returning from the Middle East and other deployments in a still-dangerous world are aiming for a startup boom of their own.
This month's launch of Bunker Labs in Madison, the creation of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce in Milwaukee and the introduction of the Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act of 2015 in Congress are examples of efforts to help returning vets find a job --- often by creating their own....
|Hotel planned at Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue|
Milwaukee - 12/3/2015 The First Financial Centre, located at the northeast corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue, is under contract to be sold to a developer who is planning to convert the vacant office space in the building into a hotel, according to numerous commercial real estate sources. ...
|Key city commission supports Far West Side homeless housing project|
Madison - 12/10/2015 A city-sponsored development intended to provide new housing opportunities for homeless families will go to the City Council with support from a key Madison committee....
|2015 Verona Progress|
VERONA - 12/10/2015 Verona continues to be a busy place...The City of Verona con-tinues to be an attractive place for people to live and for new development. I consistently hear that people are drawn to Verona for our safe streets, great schools, and close proxim-ity to Madison...
|Walker is right: Keep out the Canadians!|
Wisconsin - 9/10/2015 Scott Walker has been getting kicked around because of his support for a wall between the United States and Canada. But I say enough, already. There are good reasons to build that wall. Consider the following.
Poutine. This Quebec delicacy of french fries topped with cheese curds smothered in gravy is invading Wisconsin, and it?s designed to kill us. You may note that we?re doing all right in that department ourselves what with our brats, ice cream, fried cheese curds, etc. But, hey, we do not need help clogging our arteries. If the wall keeps poutine away that?s a public health benefit. Thank you, Gov. Walker!...
|Mequon issues RFP for 13-acre - town center- site|
Mequon - 7/23/2015 The City of Mequon issued a request for proposals seeking development proposals for a 13-acre city-owned site along Mequon Road between North Buntrock Avenue and the Ozaukee Interurban Trail.
To help attract developers to the site, the city is offering the property for $1.
Joe Eldredge of Colliers International|Wiscosin is marketing the site for the city....
|WAYALUSING ACADEMY BEGINS NEW CHAPTER WITH RVI|
Prairie du Chien - 7/30/2015 After a 45 year run as Wyalusing Academy, the former treatment center for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents has been vacant since 2014. Wyalusing Academy has been located in Prairie du Chien since the 1969. The historic building, however, will begin a new chapter with River to Valley Initiatives (RVI), a not-for-profit located in the region intent on repurposing the building and land for a new chapter in its history.
David Fritsch, Clinicare CEO, the former owner, states that "Although we continue to operate throughout the region and in Prairie du Chien, we believe the historic importance of the building and the site itself is extraordinary, and deserves a chance to continue on, rather than being torn down. In regard to the history of Prairie du Chien and the settlement of Wisconsin and the west, we believe to preserve this building and develop the site thoughtfully will require the multi-faceted approach and expertise that RVI can provide. We believe RVI is the best organization that can bring together the necessary development concept and financial structure to develop the site positively for the community....
|Complete Wisconsin State Fair 2015 schedule|
Wisconsin - 8/6/2015 The Wisconsin State Fair has accumulated 164 years of traditions. From the messy cream puffs to the giant yellow slide, many parts of the fair have grown all too familiar for annual attendees.
Check out our complete Wisconsin State Fair 2015 schedule of both new and old, shows and attractions. Click the dates below to see the schedule for that day....
| Fox Cities Restaurant Week: Announcing the first-ever Fox Cities Restaurant Week|
Fox Valley - 8/13/2015 A group of local volunteers has planned the very first Fox Cities Restaurant Week, which will start on Thursday, August 27 and run through Thursday, September 3.
Participating restaurants throughout the Fox Cities will be offering price-fixed, three-course menu options: $12 for lunch, and $25 or $35 options for dinner. The offer excludes beverages, tax and gratuity. No tickets, coupons or cards are required for redemption.
The goal is to amplify the awareness of the vibrant, local dining scene in our community and inspire individuals to experience and enjoy new or their favorite restaurants, says Samantha Dennis, event lead. It is also an opportunity for restaurants to show off their culinary creativity and customer service.
|Titletown District plans include hotel, brewery, plaza|
Green Bay Area - 8/20/2015 The Green Bay Packers' plans to develop property west of Lambeau Field include a hotel, brewery, restaurant, sports medicine facility and public plaza.
|Wisconsin Rapids hosts WDAC`s Downtown Summit|
Wisconsin Rapids - 9/24/2015 Wisconsin Rapids is a fitting place to re-launch our Downtown Summit. As Wisconsin Downtown Action Council celebrates 30 years advocating for the state`s downtowns, our host city is recognizing a renewed emphasis on its downtown. From 2009?s Downtown Waterfront Plan by Shreiber Andersen Associates to the 2015 inclusion in Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation`s Connect Communities program, to the recently announced plans for Incourage`s Tribune Building....
|Gannett Co. acquires Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, other newspapers for $280M|
Wisconsin - 10/8/2015 Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.
|CARW announces 2015 commercial real estate deal of the year awards|
Wisconsin - 10/15/2015 The Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin held its annual Deal of the Year awards Wednesday at The Pfister Hotel, recognizing deals over the last 12 months that defined the commercial brokerage community for the more than 600-member organization.
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|Dept. of Energy awards millions to two state companies|
Wisconsin - 10/22/2015 Two Wisconsin companies have gotten millions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy to help develop isotopes used in medical imaging.
|Gateway Plaza would link downtown to lakefront|
Milwaukee - 10/29/2015 A new parklike public plaza, designed to make the lakefront area near Discovery World, Maier Festival Park and other attractions more welcoming and accessible to downtown Milwaukee, would be built with private and public funds under a proposal unveiled Tuesday.
The Lakefront Gateway Plaza would replace about 1 acre of vacant green space on the east side of Lincoln Memorial Drive, just west of Discovery World. The plaza would be just across the street from the planned Couture apartment high-rise and possible future Johnson Controls Inc. downtown office tower.
The plaza would feature a fountain area that would double as winter ice-skating rinks, as well as trees, shrubs, benches and paths. It would connect to the west side of Lincoln Memorial Drive with a pedestrian bridge, and with an extension of E. Clybourn St....
|Wisconsin Builders Association names new executive director|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 The Wisconsin Builders Association has appointed Brad Boycks as the association's new executive director.
|Mandel Group moves into Kansas City market|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Milwaukee‐based developer Mandel Group, Inc. has continued its expansion outside of the metro Milwaukee Market, completing the acquisition of two apartment buildings in Kansas totaling 918 units....
|Milwaukee County issues RFP for Park East site|
Milwaukee - 7/2/2015 As of today, Milwaukee County has added another Park East corridor site to its rolling RFP process for the land it owns in the corridor on vacant land in downtown Milwaukee.
Last year the county created the rolling RFP process to accept bids on an ongoing basis for property that it owns in the Park East corridor. The county initially offered its Park East corridor land west of the Milwaukee River in the rolling RFP process. The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have offered to purchase all of that land for $1 and have submitted a $400 million mixed use development proposal that would be built around the proposed new downtown arena.
|Medical College of Wisconsin looks for new Green Bay campus to help address doc shortage|
Green Bay - 7/9/2015 Eight months after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, the Wisconsin Hospital Association released a report forecasting a physician shortage in coming years. The whitepaper said at least 100 new doctors would need to be trained annually to keep pace with demand.
On July 1, the Medical College of Wisconsin opened its satellite campus at St. Norbert College. The school will train 26 new doctors annually. ...
|Sendik`s to anchor $33M Muskego development at Parkland Mall site|
Muskego 8/13/2015 A Sendik's Food Market will anchor Muskego's incoming $33 million Parkland Towne Center development, Greenfield's Ener-Con Cos. Inc. said Tuesday.
The roughly 10-acre, mixed-use development includes 99 condominium units and 54,000 square feet of retail. Anchoring that second segment is Sendik's, of Whitefish Bay, with plans to construct a 30,000-square-foot store. Sendik's is also slated as the grocery tenant for Brookfield's under-construction Corners project, another large, multimillion-dollar development....
|MMAC July Economic Trends|
Milwaukee Area - 9/3/2015 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce: July economic trends....
|Penthouse condo in The Moderne sold for $1.6 million|
Milwaukee - 9/3/2015 Kent Carlson purchased a condo on the top floor of The Moderne, a 30-story apartment and condo tower in downtown Milwaukee, for $1.6 million, according to state records....The condo was sold by an affiliate of Barrett Lo Visionary Development, which built The Moderne. Lauren Siegel of FirstWeber Group is the listing broker for the condos in The Moderne. The building has 15 condos, and 11 of them have been sold.
The Moderne is located at the southwest corner of Old World Third Street and Juneau Avenue. It was completed in 2012. In addition to the condos, the building has 203 apartments and the Carsons Prime Steaks and Famous BBQ restaurant.
Rick Barrett, owner of Barrett Lo Visionary Development, could not be immediately reached for comment. In the past he has said that virtually all of the apartments in The Moderne have been leased.
|Milwaukee County Research Park issues RFP for two lots|
Milwaukee County - 9/10/2015 The Milwaukee County Research Park Corporation (MCRPC) has issued a request for proposal for two commercial/retail development lots totaling about 3 acres at Research Park in Wauwatosa.
The lots will be sold as a package for $3.3 million. MCRP will not pay a real estate sale commission on the transaction.
Lot 10 is 1.6 acres. Lot 21 is 1.5 acres and includes a 8,190-square-foot building. The structure was built in 1913 and is the former power house of the Muirdale Tuberculosis Sanitarium complex....
|Second city panel backs TIF funds for arena project|
Milwaukee - 9/17/2015 The Milwaukee Common Council's Finance & Personnel Committee today endorsed plans to provide $47 million in tax incremental financing for the new arena project in downtown Milwaukee for the Milwaukee Bucks....On Tuesday, the council`s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee also voted to support the TIF funds for the arena.
Nik Kovac, a member of both committees, cast the only no vote. Finance & Personnel Committee members Milele Coggs, Ashanti Hamilton, Jose Perez and Terry Witkowski all voted in favor of the arena TIF funds. On Tuesday, ZND committee members Perez, Robert Bauman, Willie Wade and Jim Bohl also voted in favor of the arena TIF funds.
|Abele set to ink deal launching Near West Side economic development fund|
Milwaukee - 10/1/2015 Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will on Thursday, Oct. 1, sign an agreement with local business and community leaders following the sale of the City Campus facility to Wiegand Enterprises. The agreement will launch a $1.6 million economic development fund that will help invigorate Milwaukee`s Near West Side.
The sale of the Milwaukee County City Campus, an outdated and vacant facility located on 27th and Wells St., will result in $80,000 per year in savings for county taxpayers in reduced maintenance costs and will allow the county to invest $800,000 in an economic development fund that will finance community development projects that strengthen the Near West Side....
|Northwestern Mutual confirms plans for 33-story mixed-use tower downtown|
Milwaukee - 10/8/2015 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. confirmed a report from BizTimes Milwaukee earlier today, which said that the company plans to build a 33-story, mixed-use tower on the block bounded by North Van Buren, North Jackson, East Mason and East Wells streets.
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Milwaukee - 1/1/2020 Journal Sentinel business reporter Tom Daykin talks about commercial real estate and development, including stores, hotels, offices, condos, apartments and industrial buildings...
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|Johnson Controls predicts record 2016 profits|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Leaders at Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. this morning predicted record profits and higher revenues in 2016 at its Analyst Day in New York City...The company is in the process of spinning off its Automotive Experience business into a new, publicly traded company, which it now expects will be complete by Oct. 3, 2016...
|Greater Milwaukee Committee forming downtown development plan|
Milwaukee - 11/12/2015 The Greater Milwaukee Committee's Downtown Task Force, launched earlier this year, has contracted with urban planning consultant Toni Griffin as it evaluates the challenges and opportunities facing Milwaukee?s downtown....
|City Lights, a new craft brewery, proposed for Menomonee Valley tower|
Menomonee Valley - 8/6/2015 The well-known octagonal red brick tower in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley will be renovated into a craft brewery under a new proposal.
|Downtown condo market is stagnant, Mandel Group report says|
Milwaukee Area - 8/6/2015 The downtown Milwaukee condo market remains stagnant, except for condos selling above $500,000, according to a mid-year market report from Milwaukee-based multi-family housing development firm Mandel Group Inc....
|Region`s industrial market continues surge, office and retail markets flat in Q2|
Madison Area - 7/23/2015 During the second quarter of 2015 the southeastern Wisconsin industrial real estate market continued its strong performance, while the regions office and retail markets were flat posting modest gains, according to the latest report from Xceligent and the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin.
The regions industrial market absorbed 1.23 million square feet of space in the second quarter, the 20th quarter in a row of positive absorption, and the regions industrial space vacancy rate dipped slightly to 4.58 percent, according to the report. Rental rates for industrial space in the region appear to be trending slightly upward, according to the report....
|Bucks ownership group buys Kissinger Meats building|
Milwaukee - 7/9/2015 Deer District LLC, an affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks ownership group, recently purchased the Kissinger's Meats & Poultry building at 505 W. Juneau Ave. in downtown Milwaukee for $2.5 million, according to state records.
|La Crosse Construction Firm Announces Closure|
La Crosse - 7/16/2015 A long-time design and construction firm based in La Crosse announced this week its closing its doors with 100 people slated to lose their jobs.
TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractors Inc. has built and renovated schools, grocery stores, and hospitals across the country.
The 38-year-old firm helped popularize in-house design and construction in the region, which is now dominant in the industry.
But TCI has now filed for Chapter 128, a debt consolidation plan that's an alternative to bankruptcy. According to TCI's attorney, the company was unable "to raise enough additional capital in order to provide sufficient cash flow and reserves" to remain competitive.
La Crosse Area Development Corporation Executive Director James Hill said he hates to see anyone lose their job. But La Crosse is experiencing record growth and he hopes former employees can find new work quickly....
|City officials choose 10-story apartment development for downtown riverfront site|
Milwaukee - 7/30/2015 Milwaukee Department of City Development officials have selected a 10-story apartment development proposed by Klein Development Inc. for a vacant site at 1027 N. Edison St. on the Milwaukee River downtown.
In March the city issued a request for proposals seeking development proposals for the vacant half-acre site on the east side of the river. The northern portion of the site has major communication lines underground and a sidewalk providing access to a pedestrian bridge. Therefore only the southern half of the site is considered easily develop-able.
|New owner of Erik Buell Racing plans to rekindle business in East Troy|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 The new owner of the Erik Buell Racing motorcycle company, in East Troy, says he wants to rehire former employees and rekindle the business that was shut down in April and sold this week in a court-ordered auction.
Bruce Belfer of West Allenhurst, N.J., bought the manufacturing assets of Buell for $2.25 million, while Hero MotoCorp. of India paid $2.8 million for Buell's consulting business.
In an interview Friday, Belfer said he's partnering with company founder Erik Buell to get the company back on its feet as soon as possible.
Belfer said he's planning to keep a company presence in East Troy where Buell employed 130 people manufacturing high-end sport bikes. ...
|Construction work for The Couture could begin in 2016|
Milwaukee - 8/20/2015 Demolition work on the Downtown Transit Center could begin next year and Barrett said he hopes to complete that work by the start of Summerfest 2016. Construction for the 44-story luxury apartment building could also begin in 2016, he said. It will take 32 months to complete the construction, he said.
|Oshkosh Corp. lands $46.9 million military contract for Iraq|
Oshkosh - 9/24/2015 Oshkosh Corp. has received a $46.9 million order for military vehicles for Iraq.
The order, a modification to a foreign military sales contract authorized by the U.S. Department of Defense, is for 184 medium tactical vehicles to be built before March 2017.
Oshkosh has pursued foreign military sales as a way to supplement its sales of vehicles to the U.S. military...
|Focus groups offer Titletown District ideas|
Wisconsin - 10/8/2015 The public space in the Green Bay Packers` Titletown District is a 10-acre blank canvas, and for the last two days community members painted it many colors, with broad strokes and narrow.
|South Shore economic development forum Wednesday in South Milwaukee|
South Milwaukee... 10/15/2015 High-end apartments overlooking Lake Michigan in St. Francis, development of the Layton Avenue commercial corridor and more will be topics at the fourth annual South Shore economic development forum Oct. 14.
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Patricia Jursik and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce will host the forum at 6:30 p.m. the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. Updates on the major development projects happening in the four municipalities that make up the South Shore will be provided from the mayors and development officials from the cities.
Highlights will include:...
|Walker`s Point buildings sold to Indiana group for future development|
Milwaukee - 11/19/2015 Three buildings in Walker's Point were sold to an Indiana developer through a foreclosure auction for $2.2 million, according to state real estate records.
The company, Cedar View Management, purchased 129-133 W. Pittsburgh Ave., from Olson RE, LLC.
The buildings, which are five, four and two stories tall, were built in the 1890s. The three buildings have a combined 85,580-square feet....
|Milwaukee NARI names new executive director|
Wisconsin - 11/12/2015 Diane Wellhouse has been named executive director of the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
|New amphitheater planned for Washington County Fair|
Washington County - 12/10/2015 West Bend Mutual Insurance donated $600,000 for stage ...West Bend Mutual Insurance has donated $600,000 for a new amphitheater stage at Washington County Fair Park.
|Meijer to open Oak Creek and Wauwatosa stores on Aug. 4|
Oak Creek and Wauwatosa - 7/9/2015 Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer Inc. announced that it will open its new stores at the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek and at 11111 W. Burleigh St. in Wauwatosa on Aug. 4.
The stores are two of several that Meijer plans to open in southeastern Wisconsin as it expands into the state. In late June Meijer opened stores in Grafton and Kenosha.
|Metro Milwaukee home sales up 12 percent in July|
Milwaukee - 8/13/2015 Home sales in the four county metro Milwaukee area were up 12.1 percent in July, according to the latest report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors....
|Former Dairyland Greyhound Park site marketed for office, industrial redevelopment|
Kenosha - 8/27/2015 The former Dairyland Greyhound Park property in Kenosha is being marketed for commercial real estate development.
Commercial real estate firm Transwestern announced that it has been retained as the exclusive listing agent for the 228-acre property, located at 5522 104th Ave. The property is just east of I-94 between 52nd Street and 60th Street....
|Pleasant Prairie reaches settlement with Target over tax assessments|
Pleasant Prairie - 9/24/2015 The Village of Pleasant Prairie will refund Target Corp. $118,946 within 60 days after entering into a settlement with the company over a property tax assessment dispute.
|Mixed-use development begins at former Prime Leather Furnishes Co.|
Milwaukee - 10/22/2015 Ten apartments and six retail stores planned for 156-year-old space...Milwaukee-based developer David Winograd has begun construction on the former Prime Leather Furnishes Co. building in Walker's Point.
Winograd and his partner on the project, Robert Bach, who owns P2 Development Company in Saukville, are planning 10 apartments and six street-level retail spaces in the building at 188 S. 2nd St.
A building permit was pulled in September for $945,000. Winograd expects to complete the project in about eight months.
|Dohmen purchases second Third Ward building|
Milwaukee - 10/29/2015 An affiliate of The Dohmen Company has purchased a 12,000 square foot building at 200 N. Jefferson Street near company's Third Ward corporate headquarters.
|Craft brewery planned for Menomonee Valley|
Milwaukee Area - 11/5/2015 A craft brewery is planned at a former factory in the Menomonee Valley.
|Hampton Inn Milwaukee Airport sold|
Milwaukee - 11/12/2015 The Hampton Inn Milwaukee Airport Hotel on College Avenue has sold to an Illinois company for $6.6.
The Raymond Group sold the 104-room, 170,799-square-foot hotel to Villa Park, Ill.,-based MKE Hospitality LLC. The three-story property is assessed at $7 million....
|Whats Up Downtown Green Bay --|
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|Developers narrowed for $1 Mequon parcel|
Mequon - 10/22/2015 The City of Mequon will decide which developer will be offered a chance to purchase 13.4 acres of prime real estate for $1 by the end of the month.
The city has narrowed the pool down to three companies: WiRED Properties, Whitefish Bay; Shaffer Development LLC, Mequon; and United Financial Group Inc., Mequon....
|Graef team design selected for Lakefront Gateway Plaza|
Milwaukee - 10/29/2015 The design for the Lakefront Gateway Plaza project that was created by a team led by Milwaukee-based engineering firm Graef was selected by a group of downtown and lakefront stakeholders as the winning design for the project, officials announced today.
|Mount Pleasant real estate activity booming this week|
Mount Pleasant 11/5/2015 Two multi-million dollar commercial real estate transactions have closed in Mount Pleasant.
|Bon-Ton sells three Milwaukee area stores|
Madison Area - 7/2/2015 The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which has headquarters in Milwaukee and York, Pa., announced today that it has sold six of its stores, including three in the Milwaukee area, to one of New York-based W.P. Carey Inc.s non-traded real estate investment trusts for $84 million.
Bon-Ton sold its Boston Store properties at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Bayshore Town Center in Glendale and Southridge Mall in Greendale; its Younkers store at Bay Park Square in Ashwaubenon; its Carsons store in Joliet, Ill. and its Herbergers store in Fargo, N.D.
|WEDC awards $500,000 in tax credits to Kapco|
Wisconsin - 7/9/2015 Kapco Inc., a metal stamping, welding and fabrication company, will receive up to $500,000 in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to help pay the costs of an expansion of its office and production space in Grafton, the WEDC said Wednesday....
|Wangard plans redevelopment of former downtown Laacke & Joys site|
Milwaukee - 7/9/2015 Wauwatosa-based real estate firm Wangard Partners Inc. has a contract to purchase the former Laacke & Joys property in downtown Milwaukee and is working on plans for a redevelopment project for the site, chairman and chief executive officer Stewart Wangard said....
|MU purchases downtown Milwaukee Ramada hotel|
Milwaukee - 7/9/2015 An affiliate of Marquette University has purchased the Ramada Milwaukee Downtown from Oconomowoc-based 633 West Michigan, LLC, for $3.8 million, according to state records.
|Georgia development group buys Brookfield site for apartment development|
Brookfiield - 7/16/2015 An affiliate of Atlanta-based Atlantic Realty Partners recently purchased a 4.5-acre site at West Bluemound Road and Bishops Way in Brookfield from an affiliate of Brookfield-based Hammes Company for $1.5 million, according to state records.
Atlantic Realty Partners and Sandy Springs, Ga.-based Campbell Capital Group LLC plan to build a four-story, 195-unit luxury apartment development on the site. They hope to break ground on the project during the second quarter of 2016, said Richard Aaronson, president and co-founder of Atlantic Realty Partners.
|Ogden & Company plans Brady Street apartment building|
Milwaukee - 7/16/2015 Milwaukee-based Ogden & Company plans to build a three-story, 23-unit apartment building with 3,000 square feet of first floor retail space, at the northwest corner of East Brady Street and North Humboldt Avenue in Milwaukee....
|Milwaukee Art Museum will make offer to buy O`Donnell Park|
Milwaukee - 7/23/2015 Milwaukee Art Museum director Dan Keegan on Tuesday told members of the Milwaukee County Boards Parks, Energy and Environment Committee that the museum plans to submit an offer to purchase the ODonnell Park parking structure and park, located just west of the museum....This public-to-public partnership is an idea that greatly benefits the public and the Milwaukee Art Museum, Dimitrijevic said. I am highly encouraged by the testimony of MAM officials regarding their continued interest and the feasibility of an agreement. The residents of Milwaukee County want to see this proposal move forward to preserve valuable open park space while proposing the kind of visual enhancements that only the MAM can offer.
|Griffin buys Bergstrom Milwaukee dealership property for $7.8 million|
Milwaukee - 7/30/2015 A group affiliated with auto dealer Jim Griffin bought the Bergstrom Automotive Chevrolet dealership property at 11100 W. Metro Auto Mall on the far northwest side of Milwaukee for $7.8 million, according to state records.
The dealership was Neenah-based Bergstroms only location in the Milwaukee area.
Griffin also has a Ford dealership in Waukesha and a Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership in Milwaukee.
|County Board panel approves sale of County City Campus to developer|
Milwaukee Area - 7/30/2015 On Tuesday the Milwaukee County Board's Economic and Community Development Committee approved an agreement to sell the Milwaukee County City Campus, an outdated and vacant facility located on 27th and Wells St., for $272,000 to Wiegand Enterprises....
|Schlitz Park plans $76 million mixed-use expansion over the next five years|
Milwaukee - 8/6/2015 Schlitz Park developer Gary Grunau today announced plans for a $76 million multi-phase, mixed-use expansion over the next five years for the complex just north of downtown Milwaukee....The projects planned for Schlitz Park would add 290,000 square feet of office space, a 140-room hotel and 140 apartments.
The first phase of the expansion will be a conversion of 50,000 square feet of warehouse space, formerly occupied by Assurant Health, in the Schlitz Park Rivercenter building into office space. Construction is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2016 and be complete by the end of the year. The converted office space will have room for 400 employees, Grunau said.
|Marquette Real Estate Strategies Conference to be held on Sept. 10|
Milwaukee - 8/6/2015 The Center for Real Estate at Marquette University will hold its fourth annual Real Estate Strategies Conference on Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Monaghan Ballrooms at Alumni Memorial Union on the MU campus in Milwaukee. The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m....
|Chicago firm buys adjacent Kenosha shopping centers|
Kenosha - 8/13/2015 Chicago-based Speedwagon Properties purchased the Southport Plaza and Indian Trail Plaza shopping centers in Kenosha from Northfield, Ill.-based Raymond and Associates....
|Minacs Marketing Solutions to move Milwaukee office to Schlitz Park|
Milwaukee - 8/20/2015 Minacs Marketing Solutions will move its Milwaukee office from The Blue at 310 West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee to the Stock-House building in the Schlitz Park complex on the northern edge of downtown. The company will move 90 employees to the Schlitz Park space....
|State home sales up nearly 17 percent in July|
Wisconsin - 8/20/2015 The housing market in Wisconsin continues to improve as both existing home sales and median prices were higher in July than in July of 2014, according to the latest report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
|California-based REIT buys nine senior living properties in Wisconsin|
Wisconsin - 8/27/2015 LTC Properties Inc., a Westlake Village, Calif.-based real estate investment trust, announced that it has purchased a portfolio of 10 senior living properties, nine of which are in Wisconsin, from Toledo, Ohio-based Health Care REIT Inc. for $142 million.
One of the properties in the portfolio is located in Illinois....
|Downtown Waukesha apartment complex sold for $29 million|
Waukesha - 9/3/2015 Mountain Village, a 319-unit apartment complex near downtown Waukesha, has been sold by Styza Family LP to Illinois investor Axiom Properties for $29 million.
Representatives from Waukesha-based Bryce Styza Properties, which also owns the The Lodge in Waukesha and The Boardwalk in Burlington, declined to comment on the sale....
|Reed Street Yards development site sold to C.D. Smith Construction|
Milwaukee - 9/3/2015 ...C.D. Smith Construction Inc. has purchased a 1.6-acre lot in Reed Street Yards where it will build the first property in what will become a global water technology business park.
|Most MMAC economic indicators point upward in July|
Milwaukee - 9/3/2015 ...Most of the economic indicators tracked by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce improved in July over year-ago levels, according to the latest regional monthly economic report from the MMAC.
July was the 42nd consecutive month that more than half of the indicators tracked by the MMAC registered year-over-year improvement.
In aggregate, local economic indicators continue to move forward, mostly at a modest pace, said Bret Mayborne, the MMACs economic research director.
Highlights of the report: at the link...
|Quad/Graphics receives $15 million to aid in addition of 500 jobs|
Sussex - 9/17/2015 Sussex-based Quad/Graphics Inc. is receiving $15.7 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to assist in the addition of 500 jobs in Wisconsin....
|San Diego investor purchases parking lot near Bucks arena site|
Milwaukee - 9/17/2015 San Diego-based investor MVP REIT Inc. has purchased a downtown parking lot at 1120 N. Old World 3rd Street for $4.1 million.
The 75-stall lot is located along the Milwaukee River, south of West Juneau Avenue and across the street from The Moderne apartment and condo tower. The site is also about a block east of the proposed site for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. ...
|80-unit apartment complex proposed for Prospect Avenue|
Milwaukee - 9/17/2015 Milwaukee-based Joseph Property Development, LLC is proposing a six-story mixed-use building at the former Qdoba restaurant at the corner of North Prospect Avenue and East Ivanhoe Place.
The building would include 9,000-square-feet of retail on the first floor and an 80-unit apartment building on five floors. ...
|Von Maur purchases site in The Corners development|
Brookfiield - 9/24/2015 Von Maur, Inc. has purchased 1.6 acres in The Corners development in Brookfield for $3 million, according to state records.
The Davenport, Iowa-based department store will occupy 140,000-square feet in the development, currently under construction. Other tenants will include a Sendick?s grocery store and an Anthropologie store....
|New micro-hotel planned for Bay View in former Down & Over Pub space|
Milwaukee - 10/1/2015 A dog-friendly, upscale micro-hotel is planning for a 2016 opening in a prominent Bay View building located along South Kinnickinnic Avenue, according to Ald. Tony Zielinski.
|Klement Sausage moving corporate offices to former Pabst brewery|
Milwaukee - 10/1/2015 Klement's will occupy the fourth floor of the newly constructed Pabst Professional Center building at 1036 W. Juneau Ave.
|Eau Claire Area EDC: Winners of Eau Claire Startup Weekend announced|
Eau Claire - 10/8/2015 Eau Claire Startup Weekend?s inaugural event was this past weekend, at the newly renovated Lismore Hotel. Out of the 11 participants ? 8 individuals pitched their ideas. These pitches ranged from travel apps to a GPS credit card tracker.
All the participants voted for their favorite pitches, and teams formed around the three winning ideas.
Teams worked Friday night through Sunday on their ideas ? culminating into presentations of their ideas in completed form to a team of judges. After teams demo their prototypes and
receiving valuable feedback from the judges, 15 Second Imaging was announced as the grand prize winner....
|R.A. Smith given permission by FAA to use unmanned aircraft system|
Wisconsin - 10/8/2015 Brookfield-based R.A. Smith National has been granted an exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allowing the company to use drones commercially.
The civil and structural engineering firm is one of only a few firms in Wisconsin to be granted this exemption, which is given to companies by the FAA on a case-by-case basis. It will allow R.A. Smith to operate commercially within the parameters and guidelines established by the FAA...
|Metro Milwaukee home sales up 13% last month|
Milwaukee Area - 10/15/2015 September sales in area exceeded 1,700 for first time since 2005...Home sales in the four county metro Milwaukee area were up 13.1 percent in September to 1,738, compared to 1,537 in September of 2014, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
For the month, home sales in Milwaukee County were up 12.1 percent to 905, sales in Waukesha County were up 18.4 percent to 553, home sales in Washington County were up 6.5 percent to 163 and home sales in Ozaukee County were up 6.4 percent to 117.
|Suburban Milwaukee industrial buildings sold for $15.9 million|
Milwaukee - 10/15/2015 Westminster Capital, a Lake Forest, Ill.,-based real estate investment firm has sold two of its industrial buildings in suburban Milwaukee totaling 223,200 square feet for $15.9 million.
|Area businesses named Marketplace Governor Awards finalists|
Milwaukee - 10/29/2015 More than a dozen Milwaukee area businesses have been named finalists in the 2015 Marketplace Governor's Awards, which recognize Wisconsin businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans with service disabilities....
|Corrugated materials maker looks to build $200M mill in Milwaukee area|
Milwaukee - 10/29/2015 A corrugated paper products company that keeps a low profile is planning a major new facility in the Milwaukee region.
|SC Johnson undergoing $50 million expansion, relocating 175 employees to Chicago|
Racine - 11/5/2015 SC Johnson announced today a $50 million to $80 million renovation to modernize its global headquarters campus in Racine.
|CG Schmidt will lead $55 million Medical College project|
Wisconsin - 12/3/2015 Professional building set for completion in fall 2017...The Medical College of Wisconsin has chosen Milwaukee firm CG Schmidt to construct its new 225,000- square-foot professional building in Wauwatosa.
The project will cost between $55 million and $60 million and will be built on the north side of Connell Avenue between the college's medical education building and Wisconsin diagnostic laboratories.
Once completed in fall 2017, the six to seven-story building will house up to 1,200 Medical College faculty and staff members. The building will not be used for patient care.
CG Schmidt previously worked on an expansion and remodeling project for the college's medical education facilities.
Madison-based Flad Architects will lead the architectural and engineering design team.
|Site for West Milwaukee Sendik's store sells for $2.3 million|
West Milwaukee - 12/10/2015 An affiliate of Mequon developer Devo Management Co. has purchased the West Milwaukee site that is the planned future location of a Sendik's Food Market for $2.3 million. DEVO Miller LLC purchased a 1-acre parcel at 4200 W. Burnham St., the northeast corner of Burnham Street and Miller Parkway, from ADM Milling Company, according to state real estate records. The parcel is the former site of an ADM Milling Co. grain elevator....
|Animal hospital planned in Pleasant Prairie|
Pleasant Prairie - 7/2/2015 The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission earlier this week approved plans for an 11,021-square-foot Care Animal Hospital on a 2-acre site located on the north side of Prairie Ridge Boulevard, west of 88th Avenue in Pleasant Prairie.
Care Animal Hospital (CARE) has operated from a location on the north side of Highway 50 in Pleasant Prairie since April of 2000. CARE plans to relocate to the new larger location upon its completion in 2017....
|First Industrial Realty Trust to develop business park in Kenosha County|
Kenosha - 8/13/2015 Chicago-based First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. announced that it will develop a business park called First Park 94 on a 309-acre site in the Town of Somers in Kenosha County. First Industrial recently acquired the site for $13.4 million....
|Third Ward law firm moving to Schlitz park|
Milwaukee - 9/10/2015 Siesennop & Sullivan has leased 4,306 square feet in the Schlitz Park Keg House building at 111 W. Pleasant St. in Milwaukee.
The law firm will move to Schlitz Park from the Third Ward building at 200 N. Jefferson St. by the end of the year, said W. Wayne Siesennop, managing partner.
Siesennop & Sullivan has been in the Third Ward since 1997....
|Carroll University receives $3 million from state for construction project|
Waukesha - 10/22/2015 The state of Wisconsin has awarded Carroll University $3 million towards its new science laboratory building on the Waukesha campus.
The university demolished Maxon Hall in February and began constructing the $24 million, 44,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art science building equipped with interactive teaching and research laboratories for anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry.
The building will open in fall 2016, before the start of the school year, said Tiffany Wynn, university spokesperson....
|Hammes buys The Bog, downtown Milwaukee lot|
Saukville - 7/9/2015 Affiliates of Brookfield-based Hammes Companies recently acquired The Bog golf course in Saukville and a vacant lot in downtown Milwaukee.
|Ryan Cos. proposes 86,000-square-foot medical office building in Mequon|
Mequon - 8/27/2015 Ryan Cos. US of Minneapolis proposed a three-story, 86,000-square-foot medical office building in Mequon that will include medical, rehabilitation and wellness services.
The office building would replace the existing Venture Court retail complex and include the vacant land to the north. The location is at Venture Court and Port Washington Road....
|DTZ Barry changes names, drops national affiliation|
Wisconsin - 9/10/2015 Rather than change its name for a fourth time in five years, the Barry Company, a 95-year-old independently-owned commercial real estate company in downtown Milwaukee, is changing its name from ?DTZ Barry? back to its original ?Barry.?...
|Meijer purchases land for store in West Bend|
west Bend - 9/17/2015 According to the city of West Bend, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supermarket and discount retailer is proposing a 192,940-square-foot supercenter that would include a drive-thru pharmacy, outdoor garden center, full grocery and general merchandise departments at South Main Street and Parkway Drive....
|Milwaukee Mayor Barrett focused on development, housing and infrastructure in budget|
Milwaukee - 9/24/2015 Ln a speech touting his 2016 budget, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett spoke of the job benefits of the downtown arena, but also put a spotlight on smaller projects in the city?s neighborhoods.
Those include a $4 million Asian marketplace on North 76th Street and the recently opened St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care on West North Avenue....
|Mixed-use development moves forward for Layton Avenue in Cudahy|
Cudahy - 11/12/2015 The Cudahy Community Development Authority has approved a four-story, mixed-use development in excess of $10 million on Layton Avenue.
|Franklin Hobby Lobby store property sold to Chicago developer|
Franklin - 9/24/2015 The Hobby Lobby building on 27th Street in Franklin has been sold to a Chicago developer for $4.4 million.
The 116,000-square-foot building, which sits on 19.6 acres at 6803 S. 27th St., has been largely vacant since Ashley Furniture closed in July 2013. Hobby Lobby occupies a portion of the building.
|PropertyDrive Commercial Listing Service||Wangard Partners adds chief financial officer|
Madison - 7/2/2015 Wauwatosa-based Wangard Partners, Inc. has introduced a chief financial officer to its staff.
The real estate company has appointed industry veteran Beth Schumacher to the newly created position.
Schumacher, a certified public accountant, has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting for property development and management. Her skillsets include board expertise in internal and external reporting, systems implementation, insurance, and cash and risk management....
|Downtown warehouse sold to self-storage firm for $3 million|
Milwaukee - 7/9/2015 St. Paul Storage LLC recently purchased the 125,000-square-foot, seven-story warehouse building at 420 W. St. Paul Ave. in Milwaukee from Ace Industrial Properties for $3 million....
|Industrial developments planned in Menomonee Falls and on Milwaukees far northwest side|
Milwaukee - 7/9/2015 A Milwaukee area firm plans to move its corporate headquarters to a 158,000-square-foot industrial building that MSI General Corp. plans to build in Menomonee Falls.
Also, an affiliate of Wauwatosa-based real estate firm Wangard Partners plans to build an industrial building development on a vacant 10.7-acre site at 10851 W. Metro Auto Mall on the far northwest side of Milwaukee.
|Metro Milwaukee home sales up 23.2 percent in June|
Milwaukee - 7/16/2015 The number of homes sold in the four county metro Milwaukee area increased 23.2 percent in June, compared to June of 2014, according to the latest report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.
There were 2,370 homes sold in June compared to 1,924 in June of 2014....
|Georgia development group buys Brookfield site for apartment development|
Brookfiield - 7/23/2015 An affiliate of Atlanta-based Atlantic Realty Partners recently purchased a 4.5-acre site at West Bluemound Road and Bishops Way in Brookfield from an affiliate of Brookfield-based Hammes Company for $1.5 million, according to state records.
Atlantic Realty Partners and Sandy Springs, Ga.-based Campbell Capital Group LLC plan to build a four-story, 195-unit luxury apartment development on the site. They hope to break ground on the project during the second quarter of 2016, said Richard Aaronson, president and co-founder of Atlantic Realty Partners.
|Community based office and retail development planned for National Ace Hardware building|
Milwaukee - 7/30/2015 The owners of WiRED Properties and Phelan Development announced Tuesday that they plan to convert the National Ace Hardware property in Milwaukee into a community based retail and office re-development.
Hardware HQ LLC, a partnership formed by WiRED president Blair Williams and Phelan president Sean Phelan, recently purchased the National Acre Hardware store property at 1303 N. 4th St., just north of the Park East corridor downtown, for $2.5 million, according to state records....
|Mixed-use development planned for former Parkland Mall site in Muskego|
Muskego - 7/30/2015 Greenfield-based Ener-Con Companies Inc. is planning a $33 million, mixed-use development at the long-vacant former Parkland Mall site in Muskego.
The plans include three retail buildings with a total of 54,000 square feet of space and three condominium buildings, with a total of 99 units, with a park space in the middle of the site. The firm is seeking $6.73 million in tax incremental financing assistance from the city for the project.
The 11-acre site at S74 W17000 Janesville Road has been vacant since the former Parkland Mall was torn down in 1999. The site sits at a key location in the heart of Muskegos main commercial corridor.
Art Dyer, the previous owner of the property, controlled the site for years until finally losing it earlier this year in a foreclosure action. Ener-Con has a contract to purchase the site from its current owner, Illinois-based Muskego Adventures Inc....
|Mixed-use project planned at former Federal Mfg. site in Walkers Point|
Milwaukee - 8/6/2015 ..Milwaukee-based Craft Development LLC announced today that it is planning a mixed-use redevelopment project for the former Federal Manufacturing Co. site at South 2nd Street and Walker Street in Milwaukees Walkers Point neighborhood..
|Pick n Save-anchored retail property on Mayfair Road sold for $19.9 million|
Milwaukee - 8/6/2015 An affiliate of New York-based DRA Advisors LLC, purchased the Pick n Save anchored retail property at 1717 N. Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa for $19.9 million, according to state records....
|Schlitz Park plans $76 million mixed-use expansion over the next five years|
Milwaukee - 8/13/2015 Schlitz Park developer Gary Grunau announced plans for a $76 million multi-phase, mixed-use expansion over the next five years for the complex just north of downtown Milwaukee.
The projects planned for Schlitz Park would add 290,000 square feet of office space, a 140-room hotel and 140 apartments....
|Brown Deer Road office building sold for $7 million|
Brown Deer - 8/13/2015 An affiliate of New York-based Lone Star Funds purchased a 184,712-square-foot office building on Brown Deer Road, near the former Northridge Mall, for $7 million, according to state records....
|Seda plans expansion in Mt. Pleasant|
Mt. Pleasant - Seda North America plans to build a $24.5 million, 125,000-square-foot addition to its facility in Mt. Pleasant.
Seda, a producer of paper packaging for food products, occupies at 323,000-square-foot building at 12501 Globe Dr. in Mt. Pleasant. The facility was built by Chicago-based HSA Commercial in 2008 and occupied by Seda in 2011.
The company has 126 employees working in the facility currently and plans to increase employment there to 188 by 2021, according to Mt. Pleasant community development director Logan Martin...
|Dairyland Greyhound Park owners seek corporate HQ or large industrial development for Kenosha land|
Kenosha - 8/20/2015 Illinois real estate broker Thomas Boyle on Wednesday, his second day on the job of actively marketing the former Dairyland Greyhound Park for sale, said he already has received offers.
We already have numerous interested parties, said Boyle, a principal with Transwestern who has a history of working in Kenosha County.
Boyle is marketing the 228-acre property at Highway 158 and Interstate 94 for a major business park for manufacturing or warehousing, or a corporate headquarters campus. The owners of the property on Tuesday said that they are officially ready to sell the land after the state earlier this year killed a casino proposed there. They hired Boyle for the job. His past work includes representing Kenall Manufacturing in its decision to move its corporate headquarters to Kenosha from Gurnee, Ill....
|Speedwagon Properties buys Kenosha shopping centers for $43.7 million|
Kenosha - 8/27/2015 Speedwagon Properties, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm, paid nearly $43.7 million to purchase the adjacent Southport Plaza and Indian Trail Plaza shopping centers in Kenosha, according to state records.
The deal involved five properties. The transaction for the fifth property was recorded Thursday with the state....
|E.R. Wagner buys Menomonee Falls site|
Menomonee Falls - 8/27/2015 The company is considering plans to move its operations to a new facility that would be built on the site, located at W130 N8691 Old Orchard Road. The property was sold to E.R. Wagner by Milwaukee-based Rite Hite Holding Corp.
|Glendale hotel up for auction|
Glendale - 9/3/2015 The Suites at Northshore in Glendale will be sold in an online auction on auction.com from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30.
The 96-room hotel, at 7275 N. Port Washington Road., has a starting bid of $600,000. The property includes 15 buildings on 2.3 acres of land. The hotel was built in 1988.
The Suites of Northshore was sold in July to Boca Raton, Fla.-based BRE Imagination Hotel Owner LLC for $2.6 million, according to state records.
|Central Housing Initiative to get $850,000 WHEDA tax credit|
Wisconsin - 9/3/2015 The Central City Housing Initiative will receive a tax credit totaling $850,000 from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) as part of its High Impact Project Reserve program.
The award will be presented by WHEDA Chief Operating Officer Brian Schimming today during a 2 p.m. press conference on the citys north side.
|Prospect Avenue apartments|
9/17/2015 Milwaukee-based Joseph Property Development LLC is proposing a six-story, 80-unit, mixed-use building at the former Qdoba restaurant at the corner of North Prospect Avenue and East Ivanhoe Place. ...
|Northwestern Mutual surpasses employment promises for tower construction|
Milwaukee - 9/17/2015 Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. has surpassed its construction hiring promises for the construction of its new headquarters in downtown Milwaukee.
|The REEF apartment complex will Oct. 2 in Wauwatosa|
Wauwatosa - 9/24/2015 The REEF, a multifamily housing development by Wangard Partners Inc. in Wauwatosa will open Oct. 2.
|BizTimes Commercial Real Estate Conference will focus on Attracting the National Dollar|
Milwaukee - 10/1/2015 In recent years a rising number of out-of-state national commercial real estate firms have made major investments in southeastern Wisconsin.
|Phoenix Investors moving HQ downtown|
Milwaukee - 10/1/2015 An affiliate of Phoenix Investors, LLC purchased the office building at 401 E. Kilbourn Ave. from D&K Management LLC for $2.35 million.
|Caterpillar to close its Oak Creek corporate office complex, move jobs to South Milwaukee|
Milwaukee - 10/8/2015 Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc. announced to its employees Monday that it plans to close its Oak Creek corporate office complex at 6744 S. Howell Ave. and move the 250 jobs there to South Milwaukee in the first half of 2016.
South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks posted the information on his blog Tuesday afternoon, and Caterpillar confirmed the move with BizTimes Milwaukee.
|U.S. Bank investing $7.2 million in future Freshwater Plaza development|
Milwaukee - 10/15/2015 U.S. Bank is investing $7.2 million in New Market Tax Credits to build the future Freshwater Plaza multi-use development in Walker's Point.
|A new proposal being floated for The Rock|
Milwaukee County - 10/22/2015 A year after being turned down for a city-financed baseball stadium in Franklin, Developer Michael Zimmerman will be back next week with a proposal for The Rock Sports Complex.
The proposal includes an outdoor stadium that could accommodate minor league baseball teams and an indoor sports complex, said John Dargle, Milwaukee County parks director....
|Walker says skills gap will hold back tri-state economy|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes one of the challenges that will continue to face Wisconsin and the tri-state region is the skills gap that has plagued the region for several years.
|Korb + Associates relocates to ASQ building|
Milwaukee - 11/5/2015 Korb + Associates has moved its offices from Milwaukee Street into the ASQ Center in downtown Milwaukee.
The architectural company is leasing 6,000-square-feet on the second floor of the building at 648 N. Plankinton Ave.
The new location will accommodate growth the firm has experienced in the last year, as well as enable to enable Korb to maintain closer contact with its clients, said Liz Syrrakos, company spokesperson....
|Riverfront Plaza on Old World Third sold|
Riverfront Plaza on Old World Third has sold for $7.5 million.
The building at 1110 N. Old World Third St. was sold to Andover Portland Avenue Associates LLC., an investor group from Maine. RFP Office LLC./NAI-MLG previously owned the property.
It includes five floors of office space and ground-floor retail that currently houses Lucille?s Piano Bar & Grill and Ale Asylum Riverhouse....
|Better yield and quality real estate make Milwaukee an attractive market|
Milwaukee Area - 11/19/2015 The combination of a better yield and quality real estate has drawn national commercial real estate investors to the region.
|Reno developer purchases Germantown strip mall|
12/3/2015 A Reno, Nev. investor has purchased Germantown Plaza III, a small strip mall on County Line Road, for $3.9 million.
|Hotel, brew pub planned for Milwaukee County Research Park|
11/12/2015 VJS Construction Services is proposing a hotel, brew pub and retail at Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa....
|Menomonee Falls sells former Koh's distribution center for $7.2 million|
Menomonee Falls - 12/10/2015 C.H. Coakley & Co. purchased the building for storage ... The Village of Menomonee Falls sold the former Kohl's Corp. Distribution Center to Milwaukee moving and storage company C.H.Coakley & Co. for $7.2 million.
CMK Inc., the corporate structure for Michael Coakley, managing partner of C.H. Coakley & Company, purchased the 388,000-square-foot building at N54 W13901 Woodale Drive.
Mark Fitzgerald, Menomonee Falls village manager, said Coakley is planning to use the building primarily for data storage.
|Brookfield manufacturer expanding at former Vernon driving range|
Vernon - 12/10/2015 American Friction Welding has purchased The National Golf Center in Vernon and plans to relocate from Brookfield and expand its business there.
American Friction Welding, 115 N. Janacek Road, purchased 18 acres of land at S74 W24255 National Ave. for an undisclosed price.
The company is planning to construct a 60,000-square-foot light manufacturing facility on the site, according to Waukesha County Park and Planning Commission records....
|Industrial buildings sell for $9.9 million in West Allis|
West Allis - 12/10/2015 Boston-based REIT purchased property ... STAG Industrial, Inc. a Boston-based real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the acquisition and operation of single-tenant, industrial properties throughout the United States, has purchased 12.3 acres of land in West Allis for $9.9 million....
|WDNews GREEN||Ruling by county judge boosts prospects for The Couture|
7/2/2015 Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Foley on Friday provided a major victory for supporters of private development on the site of the Milwaukee County Transit Center.
Foley granted Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukees request for summary judgement to dismiss parks advocacy group Preserve Our Parks legal argument that private development is forbidden on the site, located southwest of Lincoln Memorial Drive and Michigan Street near the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee....
|Sara Investment Real Estate purchases West Allis office building for $14.5 million|
West Allis - 7/9/2015 Madison-based Sara Investment Real Estate LLC announced that it has purchased the 132,401-square-foot Fair Park Business Center, located at 620 S. 76th St. in West Allis, across the street from State Fair Park.
The multi-tenant office building was formerly the service and training center for We Energies. It now houses a variety to tenants, including Childrens (Hospital) Service Society of Wisconsin.
|WiRED and Phelan buy National Ace Hardware building|
Milwaukee - 7/16/2015 Hardware HQ LLC, a partnership formed by Milwaukee-based development firms WiRED Properties and Phelan Development LLC, purchased the National Ace Hardware property in downtown Milwaukee for $2.5 million, according to state records....
|Former Lac La Belle Country Club sold out of receivership|
Oconomowoc 7/23/2015 An investors group that includes the owner of three area golf courses has purchased the former Lac La Bell Country Club near Oconomowoc for $1.3 million.
The golf course was sold to the group by receiver Seth Dizard on behalf of First Bank Financial Centre, which took it back from the previous owner in a foreclosure action. The 18-hole, 140-acre golf course is located at W389 N6996 Pennsylvania St. in the Village of Lac La Belle....
|Fulcrum to buy 250 Plaza office building downtown|
Milwaukee - 7/30/2015 Chicago-based real estate investment firm Fulcrum Asset Advisors LLC has a contract to purchase the 20-story 250 Plaza office building in downtown Milwaukee, according to commercial real estate sources. The sale is expected to close this week, according to one source.
Located at 250 E. Wisconsin Ave., the 193,031-square-foot 250 Plaza building was constructed in 1973 and has struggled in recent years with a high amount of vacancy. The buildings current occupancy rate is just 31.6 percent, according to one source....
|Stella & Chewy`s headquarters sold for $22.6 million|
8/6/2015 An affiliate of New York-based Lexington Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, purchased the new Stella & Chewys headquarters building for $22.6 million, according to state records....
|Second building acquired for Global Water Center|
Madison - 8/6/2015 Global Water Center II LLC, an affiliate of Milwaukee-based real estate development firm HKS Holdings LLC and the Global Water Center, recently purchased a 121-year-old industrial building at 326-332 W. Florida St. for $950,000, according to state records....
|Mitchell Leather building in Third Ward to be converted to apartments and retail space|
Milwaukee - 8/13/2015 An affiliate of Greenfield-based real estate development firm Ener-Con Companies Inc. purchased the 101-year-old Mitchell Leather Factory & Retail Store building in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward for $1.8 million, according to state records....
|Delta Defense plans to build new HQ facility in West Bend|
west Bend - 8/20/2015 West Bend-based Delta Defense LLC, which provides insurance and training materials for firearms owners, announced plans to build a new 65,000-square-foot headquarters facility.
The company currently occupies a total of 30,000 square feet at its main headquarters at 300 S. 6th St. in downtown West Bend and at a fulfillment center in the Northwest Business Park in Jackson.
|Vibrant Graphics to move to larger Glendale facility|
Glendale - 8/27/2015 Vibrant Graphics will move its digital printing business to a larger location in Glendale Thursday.
The company, which is owned by Sewart Holdings, will move from its current 10,000-square-foot leased location at 6619 N. Sidney Place to a 66,121-square-foot building at 6101 N. Baker Road, less than two miles away....
|Hot Water Products moves to larger location in Milwaukee|
Milwaukee - 8/27/2015 Hot Water Products Inc. is hosting a grand opening event today at its new location at 7500 N. 81st St. in Milwaukee.
The company says the newly renovated facility is almost six times the size of its previous location at 7254 N. Teutonia Ave. The is the third relocation for Hot Water Products since its inception in 1998....
|Waukesha Museum Apartments progressing|
Waukesha - 9/3/2015 Plans to convert the former Waukesha County courthouse, jail and connector building into high-end apartments continue to progress as the citys Plan Commission had its first look at the proposal this week....
|Construction on Home2 Suites hotel in Brookfield begins|
Brookfield - 9/10/2015 Construction on a 107-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel has begun near Goerke's Corners in the Town of Brookfield.
The Home2 Suites is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 and will be managed by Kinseth Hospitality Companies.
Iowa-based Kinseth Company held a groundbreaking ceremony for the project Sept. 3.
|Craft brewery and tap room coming to West Allis|
West Allis - 9/10/2015 A former Lakefront Brewery brewer and his wife are leasing a 5,772-square-foot warehouse in West Allis with plans to open the city's first craft brewery and tap room.
Erik and Kim Dorfner will lease 1825 S. 72nd St., from a friend who has an accepted offer to close on the property Oct. 17. Pending city approval, the Dorfner's will open Westallion Brewing. Erik Dorfner, who left Lakefront Brewery at the end of February, said Westallion will have eight draft lines available at all times including a rotating seasonal brew and a historical beer.
?I'm a history major so I'm always studying the history of beer,? he said. ...
|55-home subdivision planned for Merton|
Merton - 9/17/2015 Menomonee Falls developers Herb and Peter Gross have purchased 68-acres of land in the Village of Merton to develop a 55-single family home subdivision at the northwest corner of Highway VV and Lake Five Road.
The Gross brothers, doing business as Lake Five Partners, LLC., purchased the property from Merton View Partners for $1.4 million....
|Sale of Great Lakes Marine Service Center in Grafton complete|
Wisconsin - 9/24/2015 The last two buildings of the former Great Lakes Marine Service Center in Grafton have been purchased by Motorsport Composites for $1 million.
Jim and Kathleen Burt owned the property at 2133 County W, which included four buildings.
Grafton-based Motorsport Composites purchased two 15,000-square-foot buildings at the southern portion of the property Sept. 18.
|Greenwich Park Apartments moving forward on East Side|
Milwaukee - 10/15/2015 After several years and setbacks, construction will begin on the Greenwich Park Apartments on Milwaukee's East Side.
The 54-unit apartment building will be located in what is currently a City of Milwaukee and US Bank surface parking lot at 2353 N. Farwell Ave.
The city pulled a $9.6 million building permit in September for the site. Bedrock Construction is listed as the contractor....
|Whitewater manufacturer buys future HQ for $4 million|
Whitewater - 10/22/2015 The Coburn Company Inc., a Whitewater-based manufacturer of livestock supplies and milking equipment, purchased a former Trek Bicycle building that will serve as its future headquarters.
Trek Bicycle Corp. of Waterloo sold the 168,000-square-foot-building at 1170 Universal Blvd. in Whitewater for $4 million, according to state records....
|Racine mayor calls for more tri-state rail options|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 Using a 'Back to the Future' theme to illustrate his points, Racine Mayor John Dickert, challenged his colleagues to stop nitpicking at budgets and build a future for the next generation that will allow them to compete globally.
'We have an opportunity to build a plan that crosses three states to create the most efficient, effective, transportation mechanism in the world and compete globally,' Dickert said. 'We actually have an opportunity to build a plan to build our future, so when our kids look back in 30 years, all the things we talked about are not a joke.'...
|Another mixed-use development planned at North Water and East Brady|
Milwaukee - 11/5/2015 Wangard Partners Inc. is moving forward with plans for a mixed-use development at North Water and East Brady streets.
The Milwaukee developer is proposing a two-phase project that will include 89 apartments with 92 parking spaces and 4,500 feet of commercial space, including a coffee shop, in the first phase, said Wayne Wiertzema, Wangard president....
|Pennsylvania manufacturer will build Milwaukee streetcars|
Milwaukee - 11/19/2015 The city of Milwaukee has selected Pennsylvania-based Brookville Equipment Corp. to build the first four streetcar vehicles for $18.6 million....The Common Council earlier this year approved the $124 million downtown streetcar project. The cost to build the system will be paid for with about $65 million in federal funds and about $59 million from tax incremental financing districts...
|High-end apartments planned for West Allis|
West Allis - 11/19/2015 Ogden & Co. is planning to develop 216 upscale apartments and 10,000-square-feet of commercial development across from State Fair Park in West Allis beginning next Spring....
|German retailer Vom Fass opens first Milwaukee location at Mayfair|
Madison - 12/3/2015 Vom Fass, a German retailer of oils, wines, spirits and vinegar, has opened its first Milwaukee location at Mayfair Mall. The 980-square-foot store is next to Nordstrom and opened the same day - Oct. 23 - as the high-end retail giant....
|Children's Hospital opening clinic at Milwaukee's Midtown Center|
Milwaukee - 12/10/2015 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will open a clinic at the Midtown Center on Milwaukee's Northside.
The 20,000-square-foot Midtown Clinic, 5433 W. Fond du Lac Ave., will offer patients pediatric and adolescent primary care, behavioral medicine and dental care.
The clinic will be built in space formerly occupied by Office Depot and is slated to open in late summer 2016....
|Sendik`s creates online shopping platform|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 Sendik?s Food Markets, based in Whitefish Bay, has developed a virtual shopping experience through which customers can select and pay for groceries online and pick them up at a store.
|Old World 3rd adding country bar to its venue list|
Milwaukee - 12/3/2015 Mike Zimmerman, the owner and operator of The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin and the Milwaukee Wave soccer team, is expanding his partnership with Jake and Seth Dehne and opening of a new country bar on Old World 3rd Street. ...
|Skyline relocating to accommodate growth|
Pewaukee - 9/10/2015 The IT consulting firm has grown from 83 employees in 2011 to 175 today and plans to continue hiring consultants, said Mitch Weckop, Skyline?s chief executive officer.
The company is leasing the space, at N16 W23217 Stone Ridge Drive, from Interstate Partners. Joe Lak with Colliers International brokered the deal.
The new office will house a ?Skyline Garage?, similar to those seen at other Skyline offices. The ?Garage? is a flexible and innovative space to accommodate meetings, development camps, user groups, trainings, community events, Weckop said. ...
|Former South Shore YMCA back on the market|
Cudahy - 11/12/2015 The former South Shore YMCA in Cudahy is back on the market after plans for an evangelical Christian church to purchase the property have been terminated.
CBRE listed the 53,477-square-foot building at 3244 E. College Ave., 10 days ago for $2.75 million.
In August, the Cudahy plan commission approved plans that ...
|Cirex||250 Plaza building sold for $9.75 million|
Milwaukee - 8/6/2015 An affiliate of two Chicago firms paid $9.75 million for the 250 Plaza office building in downtown Milwaukee, according to state records....
|SURG to move Carnevor steakhouse into Umami Moto space|
Milwaukee - 8/27/2015 SURG Restaurant Group announced that it will move its Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne from 724 N. Milwaukee St. in downtown Milwaukee to a space occupied by Umami Moto at 718 N. Milwaukee St....
|Mayfair adds kate spade store|
Wauwatosa - 7/2/2015 Wauwatosas Mayfair Mall has announced it will add a kate spade new york store, the first full price store the popular retailer will open in Wisconsin.
kate spade, a retailer known worldwide for its womens handbags, clothing, jewelry, shoes and fashion accessories, is expected to open its Mayfair store in spring 2016 on the lower level center court.
|New North Inc. unveils redesigned website|
North East Wisconsin - 7/9/2015 New North Inc. has launched a redesigned website that focuses on what it's like to live and work in the 18-county region.
The new www.thenewnorth.com focuses on relocating employees and their spouses. A news release indicates the new site aims to provide a single place to refer relocating employees to find out more about residential and recreational opportunities throughout the region....
|Hanna Andersson to open store at Mayfair Mall|
Milwaukee - 7/16/2015 Childrens clothing retailer Hanna Andersson will open its first Wisconsin store this fall at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa.
The store will be part of the redevelopment and expansion project at Mayfair Mall, which will include a new 140,000-square-foot, three-level Nordstrom department store that will open on Oct. 23.
The Hanna Andersson store will be located on the lower level in the new Nordstrom corridor....
|Gardner Pet Group to open plant in West Bend|
west Bend - 7/23/2015 Juneau, Wis.-based Gardner Pet Group Inc. plans to open a plant in West Bend, where it will create 50 to 60 jobs.
The company has signed a long term lease for a 160,000-square-foot industrial building at 2845 Wingate St. in West Bend from Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors LLC. The plant is expected to open within the next few months, according to Phoenix Investors.
The lease was brokered by Nick Keys, Sam Dickman Jr. and Sam Dickman Sr. of Milwaukee-based The Dickman Company....
|Ad-Tech Medical moving from Racine to Oak Creek|
Oak Creek - 7/30/2015 Ad-Tech Medical Instrument Corp. is planning to move its 15,000-square-foot headquarters from Racine to a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Oak Creek's Oakview Business Park.
The company anticipates moving into the new building, which will sit on approximately five acres, by spring 2017, according to chief operating officer Lisa Theama. She said the foundation is planned to be laid this year, but construction is slated to begin in spring 2016....
|Silk Exotic again tries to open downtown strip club|
Milwaukee - 7/30/2015 The owners of the Silk Exotic strip club in Milwaukee are again trying to open a strip club downtown.
Silk Exotic this week submitted applications to the city for tavern and restaurant licenses to open a location at 804 N. Milwaukee St. The four-story, 48,886-square-foot office building is located at the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Wells streets....
|Steakhouse planned for 833 East building|
Madison - 8/13/2015 Madison-based Noble Chef Hospitality announced that it will open its first Milwaukee restaurant, to be called Rare Steakhouse, in the 17-story office tower that Irgens is building at 833 E. Michigan St. in downtown Milwaukee....
|Bucks point guard buys River Hills home for $1.65 million|
Milwaukee - 8/20/2015 Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams recently purchased a 9,900-square-foot home in River Hills for $1.65 million, according to state records.
The Bucks acquired Carter-Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers in a trade earlier this year.
Carter-Williams purchased a five-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home on North Upper River Road in River Hills from Jill Westveer, according to state records....
|North Point Water Tower to get facelift|
Milwaukee - 8/27/2015 The city of Milwaukee will be giving its iconic North Point Water Tower a facelift.
The historic landmark, at 2288 N. Lake Drive, is in need of some exterior faade work, according to a report commissioned by the city.
Based on the reports findings, the city will need to spend up to $300,000 to repair and restore the tower.
|White Lodging Services and Jackson Street Holdings to manage SpringHill Suites|
Milwaukee - 9/3/2015 ...White Lodging Services Corp. will partner will Jackson Street Holdings, LLC to manage the new SpringHill Suites hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
The 155-suite SpringHill Suites, located at the corner of 4th and Wells streets, is scheduled to open spring 2016.
It will have 2,000 square feet of meeting space and a restaurant, according to the firm's website. In December, Jackson Street Holdings purchased the six-story, 92,255-square-foot office building and a two-story parking structure, both built in 1927, from Zilber Ltd. for $4.5 million, according to state records. The building is located across the street from the Wisconsin Center and is connected to the facility via skywalk.