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Kenosha News for 2014

Real Estate Awards: Best Deal of the Year/Regional Development Award - Kenosha Enterprise Park/Amazon; Kenosha Area Business Alliance
Kenosha County’s development boom over the past two years represents a series of wins over its neighbor to the south. National distributors such as Niagara Bottling and selected the county after scouting for sites in the Chicago region...
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Niagara Bottling to Open New Midwest Plant in Kenosha County
Kenosha Area economic development partners announced today that Niagara Bottling LLC, the nation’s largest private label bottled water supplier, will build a new manufacturing facility in Kenosha County. The 377,000-square-foot facility, which...
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Xten Honored with Business in Education Award from Kenosha Schools
Xten Industries has been named by the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) as the recipient of the 2014 Business in Education Award. Community garden @ Xten The award acknowledges exceptional efforts of nominated local businesses who...
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Local business alliance plans to build on 2013 momentum
Although Kenosha County is on track to continue the economic development progress it experienced in 2013, downtown and talent development are goals to accomplish this year. Calling 2013 a banner year that generated momentum for future...
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Kenosha may annex 348 acres for business park development
The owners of 348 acres west of Interstate 94 are asking the city of Kenosha to annex the land for a new business park development. The property, currently in the town of Paris, is at I-94 and Burlington Road across the interstate from...
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KABA speaker: Companies must keep up with shifting norms, advancing technology
Companies that do not keep up with rapidly advancing technology can find themselves on the path to failure. As a result, the communities in which they reside could be left with fewer jobs and an outward flow of skilled labor talent...
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Governor visits Gateway to promote advanced manufacturing skills initiative
Governor Scott Walker chose Gateway’s SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center in Sturtevant today as a site to promote his new workforce initiative, noting that the type of advanced manufacturing training that goes on at the...
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Meijer Distribution Invests $146 Million In Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Distribution Center
Meijer Distribution Inc. is investing $146 million to purchase and remodel an existing facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, for a new distribution center in LakeView Corporate Park. Once completed, the 770,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ 271 full-time...
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New Meijer Distribution Center to Create 300 New Jobs in Pleasant Prairie
Meijer Distribution Inc. is investing $146 million to purchase and remodel an existing facility in Pleasant Prairie for a new distribution center. The distribution center, which will be located in the LakeView Corporate Park, is expected...
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Zilber to start on sixth Kenosha County spec building, more likely to follow
Zilber Property Group is joining the wave of developers building speculative industrial buildings along Interstate 94 this spring with a 176,000-square-foot Pleasant Prairie building. It is the company’s sixth since 2008 in that area and...
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SE Wisc Sees Industrial Land Rush
Developers have either proposed or have under construction nearly 5-million-square-feet of speculative industrial space in the Chicago metropolitan area, and nearly 2-million...
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Local business leaders see bright future
Business leaders in Kenosha County might not all be singing the same tune, but when it comes to the economy they appear to be sharing a hymnal. “We are in...
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Ricker thinks downtown has lots to see and do; Group’s leader expects 2014 to be even better
Not too long ago, taking a stroll through downtown Kenosha might have given one the impression that this city by the lake was fast becoming a ghost town...
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Building on a ‘banner year’
If Kenosha County’s economic development in 2014 is as good as it was in 2013, does that mean another superb year lies ahead, with new companies and more jobs coming to the area? Can Kenosha County build upon its previous year’s success?...
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Manufacturer MedTorque expanding in Kenosha with new building lease
MedTorque Inc. is expanding production space in Kenosha and planning new hires after leasing a 20,600-square-foot building. MedTorque, founded in 2004, makes drills, taps and other products that surgeons use for orthopedic surgery on hips and knees...
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Village clears way for expanded development, industrial park
The Village Board Monday night set the table for development of greater production and light manufacturing projects along the east side of I-94. The board approved expanding tax incremental financing district No. 2 by some 336 acres...
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Candidates critical of Unified board
Six candidates for the Kenosha Unified School District Board were critical of the current board at a forum Wednesday. Sponsored by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, the forum structure had each candidate answer questions posed by a....
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Kenosha selected to receive Smart Growth America technical assistance grant
Smart Growth America has announced that Kenosha was selected as one of 18 communities to receive the organization’s 2014 free smart growth technical assistance program grant. Kenosha will receive a 2-day...
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