Over the last 20 years, Racine has lost one quarter (nearly 7,000) of its manufacturing jobs. Due to this loss, Racine has seen a 47% decrease in its industrial water sales. In 1995 Racine sold, on average, 22.1 million gallons of water per day. By 2015, Racine water sales had dropped to an historic low of only 13 million gallons per day. The City of Racine’s application for water diversion is a signal of the return of manufacturing jobs to the region.
Recently, the Department of Administration launched Wisconn Valley News, an e-newsletter designed to keep interested individuals up to date on Foxconn construction plans, infrastructure improvements, traffic pattern updates, and more. Local elected officials, suppliers, contractors and members of the public are encouraged to turn to the Wisconn Valley News for the latest project status, road updates, next steps, and interesting facts. When appropriate, special bulletins will
Diversion will serve job-generating development along I-94 corridor without the need to increase permitted City withdrawal from Lake Michigan The City of Racine today submitted a straddling community water diversion application for Great Lakes water to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on behalf of the Village of Mount Pleasant (the Village), a long-time customer of the City of Racine’s Water Utility. The application is to extend water service to the portion
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has launched a $1 million marketing campaign to encourage young professionals in the Chicago area to consider living and working in Wisconsin. The campaign, which places an emphasis on reaching millennials via popular social media platforms they use every day, began last week and runs through June 30. It includes ads on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pandora, and popular mobile phone apps. The
Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) began work to rebuild the East and West Frontage Roads along I-94 between County KR and WIS 20 in Racine County. Road closures began Wednesday, January 10th. Utility work is also taking place in the area and is being coordinated with the reconstruction work on the frontage roads. Throughout construction, local traffic will have access to properties and businesses. Learn more from TMJ4 news in the clip below:
The WisDOT has placed ads requesting bids to complete resurfacing work on WIS 20. The work, anticipated to begin in March, will improve the condition of WIS 20 in anticipation of increased use due to the work in and around the Foxconn development site and the upcoming major reconstruction of the I-94 North/South corridor. For additional project information, visit https://projects.511wi.gov/i94northsouth/.
Tomorrow (January 16), the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) will be holding a public outreach and scoping session. At the session, Commission staff will explain the regulatory review process and solicit input from the public to help determine the scope of the EIS. Persons with local information or environmental concerns are encouraged to attend. Click here for more information.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is currently identifying issues and conducting analyses to include in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to American Transmission Company's (ATC) proposed new transmission line and substation work for the proposed Foxconn plant. As part of their effort, the agencies will be holding a public outreach and scoping session. At the session, Commission