Record Year for Economic Development
Racine and Kenosha lead the state in new jobs
According to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), 2017 was a record year for economic development in Wisconsin. With 59 companies locating or expanding in Wisconsin, the state is expected to create or retain nearly 30,000 jobs across Wisconsin.
I'm happy that two of the top three projects are in our district. The Foxconn development is the largest project, expected to create up to 13,000 good-paying jobs and generate up to $10 billion in capital investment. The second largest development is Kwik Trip Inc. in La Crosse. The third, is Haribo's $220 million manufacturing facility in Kenosha County. The Haribo project is projected to create 385 jobs.
Additional economic development projects in our area include (but are not limited to):
- A new manufacturing facility for Gold Standard Baking Co. in Pleasant Prairie which is expected to create 35 jobs
- An expansion of Grand Appliance, Inc. in Sturtevant which is expected to create 37 jobs
- An expansion of LVD, Inc. in Burlington which retains 207 jobs and is expected to create 40 more jobs
- An expansion of Prestige Metal Products, Inc. in Bristol which creates 46 jobs
- An expansion of Fischer USA, Inc. in Racine which retains 20 and creates 20 more jobs
A list of the 59 companies across Wisconsin who have agreed to locate or expand in Wisconsin can be found here: Click