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5:03 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Kenosha Markets Its Location to Business

Credit Business Journal of Milwaukee

We hear about the pitch Kenosha makes to businesses on the fence between Wisconsin and Illinois. Todd Battle is the President of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, and was also named one of the Forty Under 40 by the Business Journal of Milwaukee.

Tomorrow on the show, we learn how transportation will play a role in the future growth of Milwaukee southward.

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Project Milwaukee
4:50 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Economic Development Churns Ahead in SE Wisconsin

Former Delphi property in Oak Creek.

Where some see weeds, others see opportunity. A visit to the former Delphi plant as we continue Project Milwaukee.

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Project Milwaukee
12:39 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: M7's Vision for Regional Development

As part of Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we take a virtual economic development trip southward, starting in Milwaukee County. Pat O'Brien is the director of the Milwaukee 7, an economic development organization that takes in the seven southeastern most counties in Wisconsin. He’ll also be part of our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections panel discussion in Racine Wednesday night. That discussion will air on Lake Effect Weekend, Saturday and Sunday afternoon on WUWM.

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Project Milwaukee
12:31 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Racine Looks to Remake Its Economy, Image

In the last decade, Racine has worked hard to change its economic reputation and reach out to create regional partnerships to encourage development. Gordy Kacala is the Executive Director of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation - he's held this position for 21 years. He previously served as the Chief of the Economic Development Planning Division of the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for 10 years. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci as part of our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series.

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Project Milwaukee
4:33 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Historic Connections

Our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series begins with a historical perspective on development from Milwaukee southward to the Illinois border. John Gurda is the author of nineteen books, including The Making of Milwaukee and Cream City Chronicles. He’s also our regular history contributor. He joined us to talk about the history of Kenosha and Racine.

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Project Milwaukee
4:22 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Chicago-Milwaukee Connections

In Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we look at why Chicago might need Milwaukee more than we would think. Bill Testa is Senior Economist, Vice President and Director of Regional Programs at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He spoke with WUWM's Marge Pitrof.

There’s more of the interview in the supplemental audio section below.

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Project Milwaukee
4:09 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: County Exec Chris Abele on Milwaukee's Reach

To kick off Project Milwaukee, we talk with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele about why the county needs to build ties with its neighbors.

As we explore southward growth in our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series, what’s at stake for Milwaukee County? Chris Abele is the Milwaukee County Executive. He was elected in April to fill out the last year of the term vacated by now Governor Scott Walker.

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Project Milwaukee
3:44 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Milwaukee and Chicago Areas Must Unite to Form Global Force

Economic development planners insist regions, not just cities, are becoming the leaders of the global marketplace, so southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois would be wise to capitalize on their proximity and combined strengths.

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Project Milwaukee
3:33 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: International Group to Study our Economic Region

An international group specializing in regional economic development is going to examine the corridor along southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois and recommend ways we might strengthen our region globally.

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Environment
2:51 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Analyzing WE Energies' Natural Gas Plan

WE Energies is trying to see if it can convert its Valley Power Plant from coal to natural gas; environmental advocates weigh in.

According to a We Energies spokesman, the utility is in the early stages of determining whether its Valley Power Plant will be converted to natural gas burning from coal. Currently We Energies is carrying out a feasibility study, after which it must submit an application to the state’s Public Service Commission.

Susan Bence is WUWM's environmental reporter. She spoke Cleaner Valley Coaltion members Virginia Zerpa and Cheryl Nenn about the plan.

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