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Arthur Thomas

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

Which We Energies customers face biggest electric bill increase next year?

Wisconsin Electric filed a request with the Public Service Commission earlier this year to increase its rates 6.9% in 2025 and another 4.78% in...

🔒 Generac exec taking on expanded role with CTO departure

Generac Power Systems announced that Shree Dandekar will take over leadership responsibility for the company’s corporate engineering and product management as chief technical officer...

🔒 Rockwell Automation CFO to retire, company cuts guidance

Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation chief financial officer Nick Gangestad plans to retire from the maker of industrial automation products, the company announced Tuesday. Rockwell has begun...

🔒 More details on Kikkoman’s incentives, including the state that Wisconsin...

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. staff review for Kikkoman’s expansion project offers new details on the company’s plans in the state. Osamu Mogi, representative director,...

Optimism for sales growth falling among metro Milwaukee firms

A plurality of firms surveyed by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce expect to see sales increase in 2024, but optimism for growth has...

🔒 WEC Energy Group paying $459 million for Texas solar project

WEC Energy Group, the parent company of We Energies, plans to pay $459 million to acquire a 90% ownership interest in the Delilah I...

🔒 LiveWire to consolidate operations from California to Milwaukee

LiveWire Group, the publicly traded electric motorcycle company spun off from Harley-Davidson, plans to consolidate its operations in Milwaukee. The company announced plans to close...

🔒 Survey finds mixed outlook for second quarter hiring

Most Midwest companies plan to maintain current staffing levels and don’t anticipate changes in pay and benefits, according to the latest survey from Brookfield-based...

🔒 Wisconsin saw country’s strongest hourly wage growth in Q1, but...

Hourly wages in Wisconsin increased an average of 9.1% year-over-year in the first quarter, the strongest wage growth of any state in the country,...

Leadership Lens: Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Ellen Gilligan on tackling big projects...

Ellen Gilligan, the president and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, joins Marquette University president Michael Lovell and BizTimes Media managing editor Arthur Thomas...

🔒 Michigan-based life insurance company to merge with Trusted Fraternal Life

Port Huron, Michigan-based Woman’s Life Insurance Society plans to become part of Milwaukee-based Trusted Fraternal Life, the two companies announced Wednesday. The deal is the first...

🔒 Wisconsin Electric seeks nearly $420 million in rate increase over...

We Energies is seeking a $240.7 million increase in its revenue requirement for its southeastern Wisconsin electric utility that would take effect in 2025...

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