regional economy

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Almost exactly a month from now, the climate for grocery shopping in southeastern Wisconsin will see some significant changes.

The first two Meijer stores in the state – in Grafton and Kenosha – will open their doors. The 190,000 square foot stores will feature the sorts of products you’d find at both a supermarket and also a retailer like Target, following the supercenter model.

Meijer seeks to be a one-stop shopping center and hopes that their company's philosophies will appeal to Wisconsinites and their Midwestern values.

Thea Treiber

You've probably never noticed the low-slung, unassuming building on Calhoun Road in Brookfield.

photo by Sophie Quinton, National Journal

Perhaps no story has been reported on in Milwaukee over the past twenty years as much as the transformation of the local economy, away from traditional manufacturing.  It’s had an impact on employment, but that transition is also felt in countless other arenas.