Booming border economy gearing up for big changes

Communities near the Foxconn plant are gearing up for big changes in the coming years as the area prepares for a massive influx of people and development dollars.

Even before Foxconn, Kenosha and Racine counties — part of the I-94 corridor connecting Wisconsin to Chicago to the south — have seen an upswell in the number of development projects in recent years.

In Kenosha County, recent high-profile developments have been announced by companies such as Uline, Kenall, Haribo and Amazon. In fact, economic development efforts in Kenosha County have resulted in 11 million square feet of development and $1.4 million in capital investment since 2013, according to the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.


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