Economic Development Newswire 2019-02-15T03:00:03+00:00

Economic Development Newswire

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Wisconsin State Journal – State says 578 Shopko employees will lose jobs when 11 stores close (Feb. 14, 2019)

Reuters – Weakest U.S. retail sales since 2009 cast pall over economy (Feb. 14, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal SentinelFoxconn’s big plans for its Milwaukee headquarters have yet to materialize, city records indicate (Feb. 13, 2019)

U.S. News and World Report – Republican Tax Cut Bill Heads to Evers for Likely Veto (Feb. 13, 2019)

Wisconsin State Journal – Tony Evers says state task force nearing a consensus on increasing the gas tax (Feb. 12, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Assembly passes GOP-backed middle-class tax cut that Tony Evers is likely to veto (Feb. 12, 2019)

Reuters – U.S. small business confidence falls to more than two-year low (Feb. 12, 2019)

WiscNews – As student loan bills balloon, Madison-area companies offer debt relief as a perk (Feb. 12, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal SentinelWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to join group committed to cutting greenhouse gases, implementing Paris accord (Feb. 12, 2019)

Racine Journal TimesGOP Sen. Johnson again rips Trump tariffs; new study predicts job losses (Feb. 10, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin’s high-subsidy Foxconn project seen as ‘pawn’ in U.S.-China trade war (Feb. 8, 2019)

WKOW – Transportation task force considering 10 cent gas tax increase (Feb. 8, 2019)

Associated Press – Evers says budget will include closing ‘dark store’ loophole (Feb. 5, 2019)

Chippewa Herald – Tony Evers, GOP lawmakers clash over how to fund competing middle-class tax cut plans (Feb. 5, 2019)

Wisconisn State Journal – Tony Evers says state environmental officials will review Foxconn air quality permits (Feb. 5, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – On 2018’s hiring pace, Foxconn could earn $500 million in tax credits by 2022 (Feb. 4, 2019)

Racine County, Mount Pleasant, RCEDC – Local leaders applaud announcement of generation 6 advanced manufacturing facility at Mount Pleasant campus (Feb. 1, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal SentinelAfter discussions with Trump, Foxconn says it will build factory in Racine County (Feb. 1, 2019)

Wisconsin State JournalFoxconn, state officials deny report on company ‘suspending’ massive project (Jan. 31, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Report: Foxconn reconsidering plans to build LCD panels at huge Racine County campus (Jan. 30, 2019)

Wisconsin State JournalTony Evers chief aide says his budget could change tax assessments for big-box retail stores (Jan. 30, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Republicans, Democrats seek to expunge more court records to help low-level offenders get jobs (Jan. 29, 2019)

WisBusiness.com – Historic redevelopment projects so far fall well below new $3.5M tax credit cap (Jan. 28, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Government shutdown costs the economy $11 billion, significantly dings Q1 GDP growth, CBO estimates (Jan. 28, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimesWisconsin’s strongest 2018 job growth came from outside Madison and Milwaukee metros (Jan. 25, 2019)

News8000.com – More US businesses report falling sales at end of 2018 (Jan. 28, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Marquette poll finds support for Gov. Tony Evers’ agenda, including nonpartisan redistricting reform (Jan. 24, 2019)

Associated PressAnalysis: Falling home sales not helping middle-class buyers (Jan. 23, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal SentinelWarehousing jobs surge, and Kenosha County is at the heart of boom (Jan. 23, 2019)

Reuters – ‘AI’ to hit hardest in U.S. heartland and among less-skilled: study (Jan. 23, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal SentinelGov. Tony Evers says he’s seeking to get Wisconsin out of Obamacare lawsuit in first State of the State speech (Jan. 22, 2019)

Wisconsin Public Radio – Expert: Wisconsin Could See Economic Slowdown This Year, Not Recession (Jan. 22, 2019)

Racine Journal Times – Local Foxconn project estimates increase by $150 million (Jan. 20, 2019)

Wisconsin State Journal – Assembly GOP proposes middle-class tax cut paid for by state reserve funds (Jan. 18, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Foxconn falls short of first job-creation hurdle but reiterates ultimate employment pledge (Jan. 18, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Distribution center with 250 employees, separate industrial building proposed near Foxconn complex (Jan. 18, 2019)

Wisconsin Public Radio – Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Remains At 3 Percent (Jan. 17, 2019)

Wisconisn State Journal – Tony Evers: Expand economic development to include affordable worker housing (Jan. 16, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal SentinelFiserv to buy First Data Corp. for $22 billion; headquarters to remain in Wisconsin (Jan. 16, 2019)

Channel 3000 – Initial claims for unemployment in Wisconsin climb nearly 18 percent since government shutdown began (Jan. 16, 2019)

ew York Times – Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth (Jan. 15, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal SentinelJamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues (Jan. 15, 2019)

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