Economic Development

The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have announced they are launching the third round of The BREW, a global seed accelerator for water technology startups.
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Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. has expanded its hiring plans for its new space in the 411 East Wisconsin building in downtown Milwaukee.
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Beach Park, Ill.-based Toolamation Services Inc. plans to move its headquarters and manufacturing operations over the border to Kenosha, bringing 50 existing jobs with it. The company plans to create another 65 jobs over the next three years.
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Wisconsin businesses exported $23.43 billion in goods worldwide in 2014—an all-time high for the state and a 1.4 percent increase over 2013.
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Health care information technology start-up ConsortiEX Inc. is establishing its headquarters and operations in Milwaukee at 1000 N. Water St. The company expects to employ 77 highly skilled professionals in Milwaukee within three years, including software engineers and developers.
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The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and Hard Rock International today announced they will contribute $220 million for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee if their proposed Hard Rock Kenosha Casino & Hotel project is approved by Gov. Scott Walker.
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Sic Lazaro, a Spanish manufacturer of crane and elevator counterweights, is seeking a $1 million loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. for working capital and new equipment.
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In private conversations, some business executives are expressing frustrations that the Greater Milwaukee Committee is not playing more of a leadership role in the redevelopment of downtown Milwaukee.
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Since 1851, Wisconsin's state motto has been “Forward.” However, these days, a more appropriate motto might be “Just hold on a minute…”
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Milwaukee-based BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. has announced two follow-on investments and a new investment.
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