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American Dream endures in one of country's most equal areas: Sheboygan, Wisconsin has one of the most even distributions of income in the US, but the middle class now fights to preserve its prosperity.
In 2010, Sheboygan County had the most even distribution of wealth for a metropolitan area in the United States, according to a formula for income inequality developed by Italian economist Corrado Gini. Sheboygan County, it turns out, is on par internationally with European countries like the United Kingdom. And in this part of GlobalPost’s ongoing series, The Great Divide, we set out to compare Sheboygan with Middlesbrough, an English industrial town on the North Sea about an hour south of Newcastle. They share an industrial past, a hardworking people and an anxious middle class hanging on even as the ground shifts beneath it.
Glacier Trasit & Storage Inc., Plymouth, Wis., is undertaking a $6 million project to expand its refrigerated space to accommodate growing storage demands from cheese manufacturers and the food industry. The company plans to create seven new positions, in addition to retaining the 28 existing positions in Plymouth. The company is eligible for up to $70,000 in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
MADISON, WI. January 22, 2013 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will assist 20 communities with revitalizing their downtowns and urban commercial districts through the organization’s new “Connect Communities” program.
It’s no secret that Wisconsin consistently ranks near the top in terms of manufacturing jobs, but a new report from the U.S. Commerce Department breaks down manufacturing employment and earnings around the country at the county level.
Manitowoc, WI: The Lakeshore Industry Cluster Initiative (LICI) will host Value Chain Mapping Sessions next week for each of the four industries - Tourism, Manufacturing, Energy, Agriculture-Food Production – as part of the five-county, economic development collaborative that kicked off in August.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is looking for companies to participate in a trade mission to South Aftica in March.
Join me in wishing Lakeshore Community Health Center (Lakeshore CHC) a belated happy one-year anniversary. On Jan. 6, Lakeshore CHC opened one day a week to provide dental services for Sheboygan County residents who were on Medicaid or were uninsured. From these modest beginnings, Lakeshore CHC has grown to provide dental services five days per week, primary and preventive health care and soon will begin behavioral health services and programs. In fact, Lakeshore CHC has served over 800 Sheboygan County residents since opening in January 2012.
A pair of proposed developments in the City of Sheboygan could bring a new apartment complex to the former Kingsbury brewery property near downtown and a wood-fired pizza pub to the South Pier District.
The city’s Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a purchase option agreement with Mequon-based Office Service Company, LLC for the Kingsbury property at the intersection of North 10th Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
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Area business leaders touted a year of economic developments in 2012 and potentially more to come in 2013 at the First Friday Forum held at Sheboygan Town and Country Club.
Dane Checolinski, community development and research specialist for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp., described 2012 as a “watershed” year to the business and community members present, citing real estate as one of the major areas of growth.
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Charter Automotive, a maker of components for internal combustion engines, turned to faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a bid to trim energy costs from its manufacturing process.