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Walker asks Legislature to restructure WEDC programs

May 15, 2015 04:15 PM

On the heels of a scathing state audit, Gov. Scott Walker today called on the State Legislature to enact reforms to change how the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. operates and limit the state's risks. CONTINUE READING

Walker withdraws additional agency merger plans

May 8, 2015 07:53 PM

Gov. Scott Walker today asked lawmakers to disregard his proposal to merge the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institution (DCFI), Office of Credit Unions (OCU) and the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) into one regulatory... CONTINUE READING

Brewers fire Roenicke

May 3, 2015 09:41 PM

The Milwaukee Brewers announced that Ron Roenicke has been relieved of his duties as manager. CONTINUE READING

Exact Sciences would move HQ to Hammes project pitched for downtown Madison

May 1, 2015 01:48 PM

Exact Sciences Corp., one of the fastest-growing companies in Wisconsin, plans to move its corporate headquartes to a $125 million development proposed by Brookfield-based Hammes Co. and City of Industry, Calif.-based Majestic Realty Co. for the... CONTINUE READING

David Kohler to succeed his father as CEO in June

April 29, 2015 03:54 PM

David Kohler will succeed his father, Herbert Kohler Jr., as the next chief executive officer of Kohler Co. CONTINUE READING

Panel discussion will tout arena proposal

April 27, 2015 03:38 PM

BizTimes Media LLC invites its readers to attend a panel discussion titled, “Developing Milwaukee: How a Sports & Entertainment District Could Transform Our City’s Downtown.” CONTINUE READING

Harley recalls nearly 55,000 new motorcycles

April 24, 2015 05:30 PM

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is recalling nearly 55,000 motorcycles because of possible safety defects, according to new documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. CONTINUE READING

New director of Mitchell International resigns

April 20, 2015 04:34 PM

Terry Slaybaugh, who recently became the new director of General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, has resigned less than three months after getting the job. CONTINUE READING

Kellner is new chairman of Bradley Center board

April 15, 2015 02:16 PM

The Bradley Center Sports & Entertainment Corp. board of directors today announced that board member Ted Kellner has been unanimously selected to serve as the new chairman after the sudden death of Marc Marotta earlier this month. CONTINUE READING

Kmart to close Wauwatosa store

April 14, 2015 04:56 PM

Kmart Corp., a subsidiary of Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings Corp., informed state officials that it will close its store at 3201 N. Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa. CONTINUE READING

UWM to offer voluntary separations to employees

April 13, 2015 02:29 PM

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering a voluntary separation incentive to some employees to help save money in anticipation of cuts in state funding. CONTINUE READING

Rowe will be next CEO of American Transmission

April 13, 2015 01:32 PM

Mike Rowe, executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Transmission Co., will become the Pewaukee-based company's president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. CONTINUE READING

Attorney Marotta dies

April 8, 2015 06:30 PM

Milwaukee attorney Marc J. Marotta, chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board of directors, died suddenly today at age 52. CONTINUE READING

Bucks to make major announcement about arena on Wednesday

April 7, 2015 08:24 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks confirmed tonight that they will host a press conference on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to make a “major announcement” regarding the proposed development of a new sports and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee. CONTINUE READING

GeminiCares to close Slinger, West Bend locations

April 6, 2015 05:03 PM

Slinger-based GeminiCares Inc. notified state officials that it will permanently end services at all 11 Wisconsin locations by May 31. As a result, 92 positions will be eliminated in West Bend and 11 in Slinger. CONTINUE READING

Gas Light Building sold for $20.5 million

April 3, 2015 08:57 AM

An affiliate of Chicago-based commercial real estate firm M & J Wilkow Ltd. purchased the iconic Gas Light Building in downtown Milwaukee for $20.5 million, according to state records. CONTINUE READING

Barrett says city will “step up” to help fund Bucks arena project

April 2, 2015 04:35 PM

In response to Gov. Scott Walker and Legislative Republican leaders saying that the city of Milwaukee needs to “step up” more to fund a proposed new downtown arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said today that the... CONTINUE READING

Alderman says entertainment complex planned for former Midtown Center Lowe's store

April 1, 2015 03:07 PM

The former Lowe's Home Improvement store at Midtown Center in Milwaukee could be redeveloped into a “multi-entertainment complex,” according to a news release issued today by Ald. Joe Davis Sr. CONTINUE READING

Rolling Stones to perform Milwaukee concert on June 23

March 31, 2015 06:31 AM

The Summerfest website now confirms that The Rolling Stones will perform in Milwaukee at the Marcus Amphitheater on June 23. CONTINUE READING

Northwestern Mutual acquires LearnVest

March 25, 2015 03:48 PM

Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced today it has acquired LearnVest, a company that sells personal finance software. CONTINUE READING

County might sell or lease O’Donnell Park to Milwaukee Art Museum

March 24, 2015 05:09 PM

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors announced today that they will consider a proposal to sell or lease the O’Donnell Park parking structure and park to the Milwaukee Art Museum. CONTINUE READING

Advance Die Casting to end operations

March 24, 2015 04:50 PM

Milwaukee-based Advance Die Casting Co. notified state officials that it intends to permanently close on May 24, resulting in the elimination of 75 jobs. CONTINUE READING

Landscape company to hold job fair for 50 to 75 jobs

March 18, 2015 04:19 PM

Germantown-based David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc. is holding two upcoming job fairs as it seeks to fill 50 to 75 positions. CONTINUE READING

Advocates oppose state cuts for seniors and people with disabilities

March 18, 2015 04:07 PM

Appointed representatives of older adults, people with disabilities and people with mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues are rallying opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to dismantle Wisconsin’s long-term care system. CONTINUE READING

Target to raise minimum hourly wage to $9

March 18, 2015 03:53 PM

Target Corp. will follow the strategy of its main competitor, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and raise the minimum wage for all of its employees to $9 per hour, Dow Jones reported today. CONTINUE READING

Meehan to leave Alverno in 2016

March 16, 2015 02:42 PM

Alverno College president Mary Meehan, Ph.D., the first lay president in the institution's history, has announced plans to step down in June 2016. CONTINUE READING

$40 million apartment development planned in Bay View

March 12, 2015 02:01 PM

A 307-unit, $40 million apartment complex development is planned for the former Sweet Water Organics site at 2151 and 2181 S. Robinson Ave. in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood, according to Ald. Tony Zielinski. CONTINUE READING

Mining company closes office in Hurley

February 27, 2015 05:10 PM

Gogebic Taconite LLC is closing its office in Hurley, Wis., effective Sunday, announcing Friday that an extensive review of a potential mining site identified issues that "make major continued investment in the project unfeasible at this time." CONTINUE READING

Extendicare Health Services to close, lay off 287

February 26, 2015 05:20 PM

Markham, Ontario-based Extendicare Inc. notified state officials that it intends to close its Milwaukee-based Extendicare Health Services subsidiary on April 30. As a result, approximately 287 employees will lose their jobs. CONTINUE READING

The Corners development ready to move forward with new partners

February 18, 2015 10:36 PM

Construction work for The Corners, a 750,000-square-foot, $200 million lifestyle development in the Town of Brookfield, is ready to move forward after the project had been delayed for several months. CONTINUE READING

WisDOT rejects double-deck freeway option for I-94

February 17, 2015 02:27 PM

The state will not double-deck I-94 near Miller Park as part of a planned reconstruction of the freeway between the downtown Marquette Interchange and the Zoo Interchange, under the preferred alternative for the project announced by Wisconsin... CONTINUE READING

Aurora to build $80 million-plus surgery center, medical building

February 9, 2015 05:59 PM

Aurora Health Care, the city of Sheboygan and the Sheboygan Area School District announced today plans for a new $81.4 million Aurora outpatient surgery center and medical office building along with the construction of upgraded baseball, soccer and... CONTINUE READING

Bank Mutual to close seven branches

February 9, 2015 04:23 PM

Brown Deer-based Bank Mutual Corp. today announced it will close seven retail branches across the state in the second quarter. CONTINUE READING

DUECO sells majority of assets to Terex

February 5, 2015 03:38 PM

Waukesha-based DUECO Inc. announced today that it has “substantially” sold all of its assets to Westport, Conn.-based Terex Corp. As a result, about 5 percent of DUECO’s 350 positions were eliminated as of Wednesday, according to... CONTINUE READING

Bucks narrow options for new arena site

February 4, 2015 07:12 PM

Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin today gave the strongest indication yet that the vacant lot north of the BMO Harris Bradley Center is emerging as the team’s preferred site to build a new arena. CONTINUE READING

Matt Levatich named Harley president, CEO

February 4, 2015 05:13 PM

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. announced that Matt Levatich will succeed Keith Wandell as president and chief executive officer upon Wandell's retirement on May 1. Levatich currently serves as president and chief operating officer of... CONTINUE READING

Duncan Solutions appoints Flaherty as new CEO

January 30, 2015 05:21 PM

Duncan Solutions Ltd., a Milwaukee-based global provider of on-street parking management solutions, announced today that its board of directors has appointed Mike Flaherty as its new chief executive officer. CONTINUE READING

Milwaukee YMCA emerges from bankruptcy

January 30, 2015 01:15 PM

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee officially exited from Chapter 11 bankruptcy today after receiving confirmation from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in a hearing that lasted less than hour. CONTINUE READING

Marquette partners with Bucks to build athletic and research facility on campus

January 29, 2015 02:58 PM

Marquette University, in partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks, will likely fill a seven-and-a-half-acre plot of land acquired by the school last fall with a new facility housing intercollegiate and professional athletics as well as initiatives... CONTINUE READING

Walker’s arena plan won’t be a slam dunk

January 27, 2015 01:55 PM

Just hours after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plan to help the Milwaukee Bucks finance construction of a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, opposition from conservative interests outside the city of Milwaukee already is being expressed. CONTINUE READING

Johnson Controls to form joint venture with Hitachi

January 21, 2015 08:19 PM

Johnson Controls Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to form a global joint venture. CONTINUE READING

Northwestern Mutual leases large office space at 411 East Wisconsin

January 21, 2015 05:11 PM

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., which is building a new 32-story 1.1 million-square-foot office building at its headquarters campus in downtown Milwaukee, has signed a lease for 56,320 square feet of office space at the 411 East Wisconsin... CONTINUE READING

Alderman says Johnson Controls is planning 50-story HQ downtown

January 21, 2015 04:18 PM

Johnson Controls Inc. is working on plans for a 50-story, 1.2 million-square-foot corporate headquarters office building that would be built near the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee, according to Ald. Robert Bauman, who represents the downtown area. CONTINUE READING

Plunkett Raysich Architects to move HQ to Fifth Ward

January 21, 2015 02:50 PM

Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP announced today that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from the far northwest side of the city of Milwaukee to the Fifth Ward area, located just south of the city’s Historic Third Ward and near... CONTINUE READING

Menominee Tribe hopes compact amendment leads to approval of Kenosha casino

January 20, 2015 07:10 PM

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin announced today that it has reached an agreement with Gov. Scott Walker to amend its gaming compact with the state. CONTINUE READING

Wisconsin banks announce acquisitions

January 16, 2015 03:38 PM

In a New Year that promises upheaval in the banking industry, transactions involving two Wisconsin banks were announced Friday. CONTINUE READING

Johnson Controls says streetcar vote could affect expansion plans

January 15, 2015 07:38 PM

Johnson Controls Inc. is considering locating a major new office development in the Milwaukee area and said the Milwaukee Common Council’s upcoming vote on a financing plan for a downtown streetcar will be a factor in determining the site of... CONTINUE READING

UnitedHealthcare signs exclusive agreement with employer group

January 14, 2015 04:23 PM

UnitedHealthcare and the Business Health Care Group (BHCG) of southeastern Wisconsin today announced a multi-year relationship to deliver health benefits to employers in the greater Milwaukee area. CONTINUE READING

BIA rejects amendment to Potawatomi gaming compact with state

January 9, 2015 10:44 PM

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday rejected a proposed amendment to the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe’s gaming compact with the state of Wisconsin that would have required the state to reimburse the tribe for any losses incurred... CONTINUE READING

Walker announces cabinet for second term

January 6, 2015 02:47 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today announced the members of his cabinet for his second term. CONTINUE READING

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