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Kohler golf course would have $20M economic impact

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) — A new study pegs the economic impact of proposed Kohler Co. golf course along Lake Michigan at more than $20 million annually.

The company has asked the town of Wilson in Sheboygan County for a conditional use permit to build a championship 18-hole course on about 250 acres of forestland.

According to the study by Kohler, the golf course will create 227 full-time jobs, aside from temporary construction positions. Sheboygan Press Media says Kohler will make an initial investment of $25 million to build the course.

An environmental report from the state Department of Natural Resources is expected next month. The organization, Friends of the Black River Forest, has opposed the project.

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