|Wisconsin Development News (click here to read online)||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.
|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 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.
|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||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:...
|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?
|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.
|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....
|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.
|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.
|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||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.
|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
|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|
|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.
|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....
|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....
|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||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.
|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....
|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....
|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.
|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||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...
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.||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|
|Greenleaf Media - a full service interactive agency||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.
|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||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....
|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||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....
|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|
Wisconsin - 2014 City of Madison Project Review and Other Links...
|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.
|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||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.
|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.|| 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!...
|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....
|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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|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....
|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.
|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.
|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....
|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....
|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||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||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||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.
|Johnson Controls sells security business to Virginia company|
Glendale - 9/10/2015 Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. will sell its federal security integration business to Springfield, Va.-based Versar Inc. The companies had previously been in a joint venture....Versar, a project management company serving government and commercial clients in the construction management, environmental services, munitions response and professional services industries, will acquire Johnson Controls Security Systems for $20 million in cash and contingent consideration. The transaction is expected to close by Sept. 30....
|Nomad owner pulls out of Pabst brewery project|
Milwaukee - 9/17/2015 Nomad World Pub owner and Lowlands Group co-founder, Mike Eitel has pulled out of a project at the former Pabst brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee, where Pabst Brewing Co. plans to open a small brewery and tasting room in the former First German Methodist Church building. Eitel planned to operate a restaurant and bar in the building....
|Johnson Controls CEO renovating Milwaukee residence|
Milwaukee - 9/24/2015 Johnson Controls chief executive officer Alex Molinaroli is renovating his Brewer`s Hill home at a cost of $680,000.
Molinaroli filed a building permit with the City of Milwaukee to make alterations at his home, 801 E. Reservoir Ave., on Aug. 7.
He is using Milwaukee architectural firm Vetter-Denk Inc. for the work.
|Bucks will develop master plan for arena development|
Milwaukee - 10/1/2015 The Milwaukee Bucks intend to develop a master plan in the next few months for the $400 million in development that is anticipated to be built around the new arena in downtown Milwaukee, a team co-owner said Monday.
New York City hedge fund executive Wes Edens said Bucks executives are finalizing plans for a new practice facility and hope to begin construction in the near future on the corridor between West Juneau and West McKinley avenues at North Sixth Street. The pork-chop-shaped block has been vacant for more than a decade since the Park East freeway was demolished...
|Metropolitan planning needed for tri-state economic development|
Wisconsin - 10/29/2015 The economic potential of the tri-state region won't be unlocked until the political leaders in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana have a better understanding of each state's assets and problems....
|Target to close Brown Deer Road store|
Brown Deer - 11/5/2015 Target Corp. will close its Northridge store at 8501 W. Brown Deer Road on Jan. 30, 2016....
|Racine, WEDC collaborate on funding of tech entrepreneurs|
Wisconsin - 11/5/2015 Racine County tech entrepreneurs will have a new stream of funding to turn to as the City of Racine and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation partner on a $200,000 fund....
|Gorman & Co. planning multi-family housing in Washington Park|
Washington Park - 12/3/2015 Gorman & Company is planning a multi-family housing development in the Washington Park Neighborhood that will include 40 attached single-family homes in six buildings.
|Miller Park Way retail center sold for $6.5 million|
Milwaukee - 11/12/2015 A group of investors have purchased a shopping center on Miller Park Way in West Milwaukee for $6.5 million....
|Novozymes Bioag expanding company|
Milwaukee - 9/17/2015 Novozymes Bioag, Inc. , a Milwaukee-based storage company, will expand its facility by 30,700-square-feet at its current location at 4801 Woolworth Ave.
The company signed a long-term lease for 105,000-square-feet with Phoenix Woolworth, LLC. for the property. It had been leasing about 74,000-square-feet from Phoenix Woolworth.
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