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August 22, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Mike Ruzicka

Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, has been reporting local housing sales increasing for more than a year.The most recent report from the association showed housing sales in the Milwaukee metropolitan area …
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August 21, 2012

Sullivan: Most skills gap report recommendations 'actionable now'

Two Wisconsin workforce councils have begun analyzing a report on bridging the states skills gap in order to push policy recommendations to state Legislators during the next legislative session in January.The report released Tuesday afternoon was …
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August 21, 2012

Walker: BRP project shows improved climate

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that decisions by companies like Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. to add jobs in Wisconsin are examples of the states improved business climate since he became governor.Bombardier completed a $15 million …
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August 21, 2012

AFL-CIO president 'welcomes' meeting with Palermo Villa Inc.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said Tuesday that he welcomes a meeting with Palermo Villa Inc. president Giacomo Fallucca to discuss the Milwaukee-based pizza manufacturers ongoing labor dispute.Trumkas press release comes after Fallucca said …
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August 21, 2012

Sullivan: Education and tax reforms, immigration seen as solutions to skills gap

A highly anticipated report on addressing Wisconsins manufacturing skills gap crisis was released Tuesday afternoon, with short-term and long-term recommendations including competitively distributing state job training funds, reforming the state tax …
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August 21, 2012

Black vows to pursue 'some level of justice'

Former Milwaukee County Parks director Sue Black released a statement Tuesday saying she is pursuing some level of justice after being fired from the post last week.Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele fired Black Aug. 16. She had been Milwaukee …
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August 21, 2012

Late 2012 start planned for office renovation at Schlitz Park

Renovation is to start later this year on two neighboring buildings with a combined 150,000 square feet at Schlitz Park in Milwaukee as the centers owners begin the third phase of a more than $40 million project.Those buildings, which are now …
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August 21, 2012

Harley-Davidson reveals 2013 motorcycles, 110th anniversary editions

Harley-Davidson Inc. unveiled its 2013 line of motorcycles Monday, which features 10 models of limited edition 110th anniversary bikes.The anniversary editions are each serialized and sport exclusive paint and commemorative solid bronze fuel tank …
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August 21, 2012

Bombardier Recreational Products touts renovated Sturtevant plant, 136 relocated jobs

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning on a $15 million renovation of its Evinrude outboard engine facility in Sturtevant and the relocation of jobs to the plant.BRP last year announced the $15 million …
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August 21, 2012

Downtown businesses oppose potential cost increase for We Energies steam

Milwaukee businesses are opposing an expected attempt to increase the cost paid by downtown property owners to buy steam from We Energies Menomonee Valley power plant to heat buildings.The valley power plant, which is to be converted from coal to …
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August 21, 2012

Rural development loan to create jobs in central Wisconsin

The nonprofit CAP Services of Stevens Point, which has a mission to help people become self-sufficient, has been awarded a $380,000 rural development loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help create jobs in central Wisconsin.
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August 21, 2012

UnitedHealthcare to add 169 jobs in Howard

UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin said Monday it is expanding its facility in Howard, near Green Bay, and is seeking 169 new employees at the Brown County office.
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