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interstate 41 Corridor

Brown, Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago, Fond du Lac Counties

Titletown District reveals plans for residential, office space

The Titletown District unveiled plans for residential development and office space. Titletown Development LLC, the real estate development arm of the Green Bay Packers, will pursue a mixed-use real estate development in Ashwaubenon, which will include 220 residences and a four- to five-story office building.

The residences will be built at the site along Brookwood Drive and include up to 150 units in an apartment building, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. The remaining 70 to 90 residences are anticipated to be a mix of three styles of townhomes available for ownership.

The office building, to be located along Lombardi Avenue and Marlee Lane, will consist of approximately 130,000 square feet of Class A, premium office space. Wisconsin-based Commercial Horizons will be an investor in the development and serve as designer of the office building, which will have capacity for up to 400 workers.

Final details for the residences, including cost and available options, will be announced later this year. Construction for both residences and the office building is slated to begin next spring. Reservations for those interested in Titletown’s residences will begin later this football season. The initial residences and the full office building are expected to be completed by summer 2020.

Titletown Development is developing the residences in conjunction with GK Titletown Developers, LLC, a joint venture between Glimcher Capital Group and Kaufman Development. Seattle-based NBBJ is designing the apartment units. The architect of record is global design firm Humphreys & Partners Architects. International firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is designing the condos, and De Pere-based Performa is serving as the office building architect.

Breakthrough to build new headquarters in GB’s Shipyard 

Breakthrough, a pioneer in the field of transportation energy and information management, will build a new headquarters as part of the Shipyard development in downtown Green Bay.

“Breakthrough has been and will continue to be committed to the revitalization of downtown Green Bay,” Breakthrough President and CEO Doug Mueller said in a statement. “We believe that this new headquarters, as part of the Shipyard development, will help us attract and retain the smart, passionate and edgy talent we seek as Breakthrough continues to grow.”

Breakthrough plans to break ground next spring and move into the 40,000-square-foot building in early 2020. The new facility also will provide a Breakthrough Experience for the company’s clients when they meet in Green Bay to further their transportation energy and supply chain strategies.

The company will move all operations to the new location, vacating its current Depot location, but has plans to maintain its presence at the Technology and Innovation Center, located at Backstage at the Meyer.

Camera Corner Connecting Point announces national merger

Camera Corner Connecting Point has merged with Arlington Computer Products, an IT solutions provider based in Chicago and Atlanta. The Green Bay-based company will retain its name and local leadership.

“While we’ve been lucky to have had many opportunities to sell or merge over the years, ACP is the only one that finally made sense,” CCCP CEO Rick Chernick said in a statement. “We see a great company, a shared set of values and a leadership team we will work well with. We see only upsides with us bringing more solutions to our customers, providing more opportunities for our employees and developing deeper relationships with vendor partners.”

CCCP provides clients with a variety of solutions, such as IT, audio-visual, VoIP, managed services, physical security and retail across multiple end markets including business, government, education and health care.

The combined businesses will have more than $150 million of revenue, employ more than 250 worldwide and serve as a solutions provider for many leading original equipment manufacturers in the Americas. In addition to Rick Chernick, other CCCP leaders will continue in their roles, including Rebecca Chernick as chief financial officer and Ryan Chernick as president.

Oneida Nation debuts solar project aimed at energy savings

The Oneida Nation celebrated a new solar power project. Solar panels have been placed at six facilities within the reservation and provide 800 kilowatts of solar-electric power. The project is expected to generate an estimated $80,000 per year in electricity savings, but more importantly will reduce carbon dioxide by as much as 700 metric tons per year.

Solar panels have been placed on the Anna John Resident Centered Care Community building, Irene Moore Activity Center, Oneida Health Center, Oneida Food Distribution, Oneida Elder Apartments and Cliff Webster Recreation Center.

“This is the first step in moving towards a self-sustaining nation and community,” Oneida Nation Councilman Daniel Guzman said in a release.


The Lakeshore

Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan Counties

Door economic development group takes lead on broadband growth

The Door County Economic Development Corp. board of directors has directed the organization to take a leadership role in bringing together solution-seekers to create a plan for improving broadband in the county.

“Today, reliable and fast broadband is a foundational requirement, not a luxury,” Jim Schuessler, DCEDC’s executive director, said in a statement. “We have people seeking broadband access to create home-based businesses, and we have areas that lack the capacity to deliver what is necessary. We can’t send students home from well-connected schools to homes that don’t have adequate access. Today, it’s not just about economic development, it is about sustainability.”

DCEDC provided each municipality with a template to survey citizens and businesses to ask about existing access and desire for better access. The template for the survey was developed by the Town of Liberty Grove, which surveyed residents about the present state of broadband.

The organization is asking local municipalities to distribute the survey as soon as possible. Because some citizens don’t have access to broadband, the solution cannot be addressed with an online poll.

Once DCEDC receives the results, it will use the survey to inform the efforts of the Technology Council, which for the past 17 years has been addressing needs and solutions toward enhancing Door County’s economic ecosystem. DCEDC and the Technology Council will work with providers seeking to improve service in Door County. As part of the initiative, DCEDC will engage technical professionals to help outline the solutions, so that costs can be determined.

West Central

Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Marquette, Green Lake Counties

Fox Valley Technical College opens new Wautoma center

Fox Valley Technical College opened the doors to its new FVTC Wautoma Regional Center. The 12,000-square-foot facility is located on the Wautoma High School campus, continuing and strengthening a partnership with K-12 programming with local schools.

The opening brings new offerings, including truck driving, industrial maintenance and a nursing assistant program as well as continued programming in adult basic education, agriculture, welding, business and personal enrichment. The center also houses the Wautoma School District office and local Fox Valley Workforce Development Center.

Waupaca Foundry opens free employee medical clinic

Waupaca Foundry will partner with ThedaCare to staff a dedicated medical clinic for foundry team members and their families located in the Specialty Care Clinic in ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca.

Care at the clinic will be free to foundry employees and retirees, and their dependents. Waupaca Foundry is among the first employers to offer such a comprehensive program in Waupaca County. The clinic will be a pilot project for Waupaca Foundry with the potential of rolling out the benefit company-wide.

The clinic will be staffed by advanced nurse practitioners. Services will include lifestyle medicine and wellness consults for chronic disease management such as diabetes, high blood pressure, weight and heart disease, urgent care, labs, care for injuries, acute care for illnesses and immunizations. Providers will be able to prescribe medications if appropriate with a care philosophy to partner with patients and provide information needed to make good health care decisions.

The Northwoods

Florence, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto Counties

USS Beloit combat ship to be built at Marinette Marine

The newest Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship, to be named the USS Beloit in honor of the southern Wisconsin city’s contributions to theU.S. Navy, will be built at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard.

The vessel — the LCS 29 — will be built as part of the company’s LCS program, which has supported thousands of skilled shipyard workers and 200 suppliers statewide.