MOUNT PLEASANT - MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) â€" A community in southeastern Wisconsin is planning ahead in case it becomes the site for a major Foxconn facility.
The Journal Times reports that Mount Pleasant officials are planning to create the position of project director to handle business related to the project.
The Mount Pleasant Village Board is scheduled to meet behind closed doors Monday to outline details of the position, which will include a job description and salary. Any motions from the discussion would be made in open session.
Village president Dave DeGroot says the community needs someone to handle the increased development interest in the area related to the prospect of the Taiwanese manufacturing and technology company coming to the area.
MERRILL - A $5 million facility that just opened in Merrill hopes to give people a place to learn more about heavy equipment and technology.
On Friday, Nortrax, a division of John Deere, celebrated the grand opening of a facility. Dozens of community members and officials were at the ribbon cutting.The process to open up the location on South Pine Ridge started a few years ago.
Editor's note: an earlier version of this story inaccurately credited the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation with securing grant funding for internet projects in Land O' Lakes and Conover. That money was secured through grant applications from ChoiceTEL. Newswatch 12 regrets the error.
Paul Osterman can't rest for too long on a congratulations from Governor Scott Walker.
"It's a busy time, absolutely," Osterman said. "Now the real work begins."
The Northwoods Connect CEO joined Walker at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport on Friday morning to celebrate about $110,000 for new broadband towers in Oneida and Florence Counties.
"We're growing pretty rapidly, which is exciting and hard at times too," Osterman said.
MADISON - MADISON, Wis. (AP) - " The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's request to provide federal low-interest disaster loans for individuals and businesses affected by flooding.
The SBA will provide loans for up to $200,000 for damaged homes, $40,000 for damaged property, and $2 million to businesses for physical damage and economic loss because of flooding.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Officials say an Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to prevent the invasive fish from reaching the Great Lakes.
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says an autopsy shows the 4-year-old male silver carp originated in the Illinois/Middle Mississippi watershed.
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