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April 18, 2013

Milwaukee 'job sprawl' high, but it's no Detroit or Chicago

The recession might have slowed the exodus of downtown jobs to the outlying suburbs, but Milwaukee still has one of the higher rates of ;;;job sprawl,;;; according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution.The report from the Washington, …
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April 18, 2013

Northwestern Mutual TIF district up for vote next week

Milwaukee aldermen next week will consider the up to $69.6 million tax incremental financing district for Northwestern Mutual;;;s planned downtown office tower and improvements to lakefront infrastructure.Northwestern Mutual plans to demolish its …
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April 18, 2013

Scott Rossi joins Life Navigators

The team at Life Navigators, Wauwatosa, has added Scott Rossi as care manager. He will support individuals with disabilities to live safely and actively in the community, and assess, monitor and provide long-term care services to individuals in the …
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April 18, 2013

Take 5 with Eric Bolander: CRE Guide

Eric Bolander, a member of Godfrey & Kahn SC;;;s real estate practice group, is gearing up for property assessment season.The release of new property tax assessments, which in the city of Milwaukee will occur at the end of April, usually prompts a …
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April 18, 2013

UPDATED: Another Northridge bidder revealed, hopes to open 'specialty mall'

Another bidder for the former Northridge Mall hopes to create a ;;;specialty mall;;; that would include community meeting space and an outdoor playground area.The bidder, Dan Manesis, publicly announced his intention Wednesday after making the …
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April 18, 2013

Young professionals take over Discovery World: Slideshow

Rich Meeusen and The Water Council are striving to make Milwaukee the Silicon Valley of water.Young professionals flooded Discovery World Tuesday night to hear Meeusen, CEO of Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc. and The Water Council;;;s co-chair, …
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April 18, 2013

City Centers in U.S. Gain Share of Jobs as Suburbs Lose - Bloomberg

U.S. News & World ReportCity Centers in U.S. Gain Share of Jobs as Suburbs LoseBloombergThe deepest downturn since the Great Depression has interrupted a decades-long trend of jobs steadily moving to the suburbs and hollowing out urban business …
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April 17, 2013

Engine company plans to move into former Walmart near Northridge

Engine and Transmission Exchange Remanufactured, or ETE Reman, plans to buy a vacant Walmart building near the former Northridge Mall and move its headquarters and assembly operations there.The company, currently based at 8155 N. 76th St., rehabs …
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April 17, 2013

Mayfair Collection breaks ground in Wauwatosa: Slideshow

The Mayfair Collection, a 270,000-square-foot retail project, is officially underway in Wauwatosa after a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday.The $46 million project in the "Burleigh Triangle" at Highway 45 and West Burleigh Street will adapt about …
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April 17, 2013

Milwaukee County budget director takes job as MMAC's CFO

Milwaukee County budget director Craig Kammholz will be leaving to take a job as the chief financial officer of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.Kammholz went to the county a year ago after serving as deputy comptroller for the …
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April 17, 2013

Quad/Graphics to hire 165 at New Berlin facility

Quad/Graphics Inc. will hire about 165 employees at its new facility in New Berlin, The Business Journal has learned.The Sussex-based commercial printing company (NYSE: QUAD) has leased a 205,063-square-foot industrial building in New Berlin, …
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April 17, 2013

Siegel-Gallagher moves office to Blatz House in Milwaukee

Siegel-Gallagher moved its management company and brokerage operations with about 55 workers to the Blatz House office building in downtown Milwaukee.The company moved from the First Financial Center, at the corner of North Water Street and East …
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