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Aug 1, 2019

Oak Creek seeks more development near Ikea

The city of Oak Creek is working to free up millions of dollars for road work and incentives to prod along development near the newly opened Ikea near Interstate 94.

Jun 6, 2018

Supreme Court upholds Eau Claire’s Confluence payments, preserves Foxconn incentives

The Wisconsin Supreme Court found on Wednesday that local governments are within their rights to encourage projects by providing developers with direct cash incentives, a decision that upholds a financing method used throughout the state.

Dec 8, 2017

Official: Lawsuit could ‘imperil’ Foxconn, other projects

The Wisconsin Department of Justice's solicitor general says a lawsuit challenging an economic development project could "imperil" the $10 billion Foxconn complex and other ventures in the state.

Feb 16, 2017

Walker signs cheese plant expansion bill, first to pass this year

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the Legislature this session, a measure designed to help Wisconsin's cheese industry.

Jan 17, 2017

Senate approves cheese plant bill (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill extending tax incentives to help a cheese distributor.

Jul 21, 2016

Menomonee Falls development plan to encourage more commercial, residential construction

When it comes to encouraging redevelopment along a well-traveled roadway, the village of Menomonee Falls is hoping the second time will be the charm.

Jul 6, 2016

Milwaukee city development leader reappointment sent back to committee (UPDATE)

Several Milwaukee Common Council members, in opposing both spending city money on a proposed extension of the city's streetcar line and the reappointment of the Department of City Development commissioner, say they are not satisfied with what they see as a lack of development outside downtown.

Aug 28, 2015

TIFs should benefit taxpayers, not special interests

In the world of government, there are many acronyms, and more and more we are hearing the acronym "TIF."

May 5, 2015

Tax plan for Bucks arena considered in lieu of finance district

Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman's proposal to add a penny to Milwaukee County’s sales tax in order to finance a new Bucks arena came as a result of his argument that the city will be unusually limited in using a tax increment finance district to contribute to the project.

Jan 21, 2015

Northwestern tabs subs for headquarters building

Nearly 60 companies from Milwaukee and other parts of Wisconsin have joined the construction team assembled to put up Northwestern Mutual’s new headquarters building, according to a company news release Wednesday.

Dec 29, 2014

Wangard installing wall panels at brownfield site

Milwaukee-based Wangard Partners Inc. began installing pre-cast concrete wall panels on Monday at its West Allis industrial development site.

Oct 15, 2014

Three Bears Resort developer gets jail time

A developer whose company went belly up after he persuaded a small Wisconsin village to take on millions of dollars of tax increment finance debt for a resort has been sentenced to five years of supervision on a related charge of theft by contractor.


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