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ON THE LEVEL: With Kessenich, AGC of Greater Milwaukee places priority on local experience (VIDEO)

Mark Kessenich, who has served as president and CEO of Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership's Big Step program, will succeed Mike Fabishak, who has been CEO of the AGC of Greater Milwaukee since 1998.

After sifting through more than 150 applications, officials at the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee found they didn’t have to go far for their next chief executive. Mark Kessenich, who will take the reins at the AGC of Greater Milwaukee in June, has spent the past eight years at the workforce-group development group WRTP/Big Step, six of those as president. Recent months have also seen him leading Employ Milwaukee, another large organization with a goal of bringing more people into the workforce.

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Report: Construction costs likely to rise in Milwaukee next year

Crews work in April on the 25-story office tower BMO Harris Bank is having built in downtown Milwaukee across Wells Street from city hall. The high-rise is just one of many projects that have contributed to the city’s unprecedented building boom of recent years. Officials at Mortenson Construction recently released a report finding that demand for construction services is likely to remain strong in the Milwaukee area next year even as materials prices rise and economic recession becomes a real possibility. (Staff photo by Dan Shaw)

Although a steady backlog of work is expected to keep commercial contractors busy in Milwaukee next year, the city’s tight labor market could continue to drive up costs even as an economic slowdown looms, according to a recent report.

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