Keeping smaller contractors in the picture when it comes to winning work tied to the construction of Foxconn’s advanced manufacturing campus is the goal of two upcoming information sessions

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and its partners will host Wisconn Valley Small Business Capacity Building Sessions to help smaller contractors overcome barriers and compete for work tied to the construction of Foxconn’s advanced manufacturing campus.

“We want to ensure that Wisconsin businesses of every size and background have an opportunity to make the most of the unprecedented economic development project that Wisconn Valley offers,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Construction of the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park is estimated to create tens of thousands of direct and indirect construction-related jobs. Filling these jobs will require harnessing the expertise and skills of the state’s entire contractor community to meet the sheer scale and ambitious timelines of Wisconn Valley-related development projects.”

The first session will be held on Aug. 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Milwaukee at UMOS Inc., 2701 South Chase Ave.

The second session will be held on Aug. 24, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Racine County at Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., in Sturtevant.

For more information and to register to attend, click here.

Housing demand discussion

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and Racine County will host the Southeastern Wisconsin Housing Summit on Sept. 12

The summit will connect municipalities in the Wisconn Valley Region with developers, financial institutions, and housing partners. This information-sharing event will focus on bringing housing solutions to the region. Hear the latest on economic development, infrastructure and housing, and engage with local municipalities.

Who should attend?

  • Municipal officials, including mayors, city planners and city administrators;
  • Community leaders including housing authorities, chambers of commerce, community development corporations and local housing partners;
  • Developers;
  • Builders; and
  • Financial institutions.

The summit will take place at Delta Hotel by Marriott in Racine, 7111 Washington Ave., Hwy 20.

For more information and to register for the summit, click here.

Additional information on the need for a variety of increased housing options in Southeastern Wisconsin and Racine County is available here.

Rex Davenport

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