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Opportunity is ahead, ABC economist says

Brad Carlson Dolan Media Newswires Boise, ID — Builders and building owners face continued tough sledding, but opportunities are emerging, the Associated Builders & Contractors Inc.’s chief economist said. Office, retail and lodging construction “will be weak for years to ...

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Milwaukee might expand preference law

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The regional market around Milwaukee would be better served if the city kills its local-business preference rather than tweaking it to broaden the pool of participants, according to a contractor association leader. “In some regards, I wish ...

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Lawmaker pressures Commerce for business plan

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A Wisconsin lawmaker wants accountability from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, which, so far, is reluctant to share specific strategies for attracting and retaining businesses. “We are almost always in competitive situations,” said Zach Brandon, Commerce’s senior ...

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