Kenosha commuters a tappable workforce

Nearly the midpoint between Milwaukee and Chicago, along the I-94 corridor, is Kenosha: a vibrantly growing Wisconsin community with a strong manufacturing history on a journey of reinvention.

With its prime location on the western shore of Lake Michigan and convenient access to railway lines, Kenosha was a sought-after location for manufacturing in the 19th and 20th centuries. Workers flocked to find employment in factories producing iron beds, wagons and eventually automobiles, which boosted the community’s economy with auto and engine plants until 2010, when Chrysler closed its engine production line.

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