In one form or another, jobs could be coming to the former Dairyland racing facility in Kenosha.
The Milwaukee Business Journal is reporting that Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian confirmed he has spoken to a developer described as playing “on the national scale.”
Dairyland has officially been on the market since last year after a failed bid by the Menominee Indian Tribe to turn the 228-acre site into a casino and hotel. Gov. Scott Walker rejected the plan despite the potential for as many as 10,000 jobs, both at the casino and at ancillary businesses that would have needed workers to support employees and guests at the casino.
Antaramian wouldn’t tell reporter Sean Ryan the name of the developer, but he did say the property is in the process of being sold and that manufacturing operations will most likely set up shop at some point in the future.
“What the city will be looking for is manufacturing on that site. You will see a development of some type on that site probably in the not too distant future, but in the future, once the new owner takes control,” he is quoted as saying.
The story does not say how many potential jobs could be created if the site is turned into a manufacturing center.