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Johnsonville to expand global corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls
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Johnsonville to expand global corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls

Support from WEDC helps secure company’s growth in Wisconsin

Prestige Metal Products to relocate operations to 85,000-square-foot facility in Village of Bristol
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Prestige Metal Products to relocate operations to 85,000-square-foot facility in Village of Bristol

Company to move operations from northern Illinois to Kenosha County

Penrod receives 2017 Bubbler Award
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Penrod receives 2017 Bubbler Award

Named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals

YPWeek Wisconsin initiative aims to attract, retain young professionals
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YPWeek Wisconsin initiative aims to attract, retain young professionals

WEDC supports efforts to promote Wisconsin as a great place to work and live

Deadline nears for businesses to sign up for June trade mission to Mexico
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Deadline nears for businesses to sign up for June trade mission to Mexico

Companies interested in trip with Lt. Gov. Kleefisch have until May 12 to apply

Applications Now Being Accepted for Community and Economic Development Awards
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Applications Now Being Accepted for Community and Economic Development Awards

Awards recipients will appear in media and publications statewide.

GE Healthcare receives 2017 Bubbler Award
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GE Healthcare receives 2017 Bubbler Award

Named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals

Mortenson receives 2017 Bubbler Award
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Mortenson receives 2017 Bubbler Award

Named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals

Two Wisconsin startups certified as Qualified New Business Ventures
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Two Wisconsin startups certified as Qualified New Business Ventures

Tax credits for investors will help Re Mixers Inc. and Au Naturale Cosmetics Inc. raise capital for future growth

Milwaukee high-tech company receives $200,000 state technology development loan
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Milwaukee high-tech company receives $200,000 state technology development loan

Assistance from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will help Scanalytics accelerate its growth

WEDC awards $700,000 in grants to support local efforts to provide seed funding for startups
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WEDC awards $700,000 in grants to support local efforts to provide seed funding for startups

Organizations in Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Whitewater to match state’s investment in technology-based early-stage companies

Madison-based health care IT startup certified as Qualified New Business Venture
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Madison-based health care IT startup certified as Qualified New Business Venture

Tax credits for investors will help Health eFilings raise capital to accelerate growth

Two Milwaukee startups certified as Qualified New Business Ventures
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Two Milwaukee startups certified as Qualified New Business Ventures

Tax credits for investors will help Access HealthNet and Mikroflot raise capital

Certified Sites Program now accepting new applications
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Certified Sites Program now accepting new applications

Development-ready property designation helps attract new commercial projects

Report Exec expands operations, relocates to Oak Creek
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Report Exec expands operations, relocates to Oak Creek

Software company expects to add 30 new jobs to accommodate future growth

Trade venture to Mexico opens doors for Wisconsin businesses
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Trade venture to Mexico opens doors for Wisconsin businesses

WEDC invites companies to join for a trade venture to Mexico in June

5 new communities accepted into WEDC downtown revitalization program
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5 new communities accepted into WEDC downtown revitalization program

Program will support communities’ revitalization efforts in downtown and urban commercial districts

WEDC awards 11 grants to support entrepreneurship programs across Wisconsin
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WEDC awards 11 grants to support entrepreneurship programs across Wisconsin

Nearly $500,000 in grants to help local, regional initiatives for startups

Nomination deadline nears for 2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards
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Nomination deadline nears for 2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 27

Wisconsin companies invited to explore international business growth in Canada
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Wisconsin companies invited to explore international business growth in Canada

WEDC trade venture targets companies seeking to start or expand their exports

Marketplace Governor’s Awards winners named
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Marketplace Governor’s Awards winners named

Top minority, woman and veteran-owned businesses recognized for their success at annual MARKETPLACE conference

Whitewater University Technology Park site earns state’s Certified In Wisconsin designation
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Whitewater University Technology Park site earns state’s Certified In Wisconsin designation

35-acre parcel certified as “development-ready” by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

New entrepreneurship grant program draws widespread interest around the state
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New entrepreneurship grant program draws widespread interest around the state

WEDC receives 32 applications for initiatives to provide support to Wisconsin entrepreneurs; awards to be announced in January

2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Nominations Open
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2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Nominations Open

Program highlights global reach of Wisconsin products and services

Marketplace 2016 Conference on Minority Business Development Set for December
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Marketplace 2016 Conference on Minority Business Development Set for December

Statewide conference enables businesses to meet government and corporate buyers, connect with lenders and business resources

WEDC Seeks Companies for China Trade Venture
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WEDC Seeks Companies for China Trade Venture

To help Wisconsin Companies reach new markets

Vonco Products Relocating from Northern Illinois to Kenosha County
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Vonco Products Relocating from Northern Illinois to Kenosha County

Manufacturing facility, headquarters to be located in Town of Salem

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Tours Generac Power Systems for Manufacturing Month
Catalent Pharma Solutions Expanding in Madison
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Catalent Pharma Solutions Expanding in Madison

Global company expected to double its workforce by adding 100+ jobs

WEDC Vice President Sinnott Participates in Brookings Institution Panel Discussion on Trade
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WEDC Vice President Sinnott Participates in Brookings Institution Panel Discussion on Trade

Katy Sinnott joins three other economic development leaders on panel as part of the Global Cities Summit in Washington, D.C.

WEDC Earns International Awards for Economic Development
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WEDC Earns International Awards for Economic Development

Organization receives two International Economic Development Council awards; The Water Council also honored by organization

Wisconsin and Germany Formalize Water Technology Collaboration with Memorandum of Understanding
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Wisconsin and Germany Formalize Water Technology Collaboration with Memorandum of Understanding

The two bodies will collaborate on business development and scientific and institutional research.

Middle East Trade Venture Provides Opportunities for Wisconsin Companies
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Middle East Trade Venture Provides Opportunities for Wisconsin Companies

Global trade venture in January will include visits to UAE and Qatar

WEDC Launches Grant Program to Advance Entrepreneurship Statewide
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WEDC Launches Grant Program to Advance Entrepreneurship Statewide

The program is the latest addition to WEDC’s suite of entrepreneurship resources, which includes support for startup accelerators, seed capital funds, investment tax credits and technology loans.

Idle Sites Redevelopment Program to Provide Grants for Abandoned or Underutilized Properties
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Idle Sites Redevelopment Program to Provide Grants for Abandoned or Underutilized Properties

Grant applications now available for program that helps communities throughout Wisconsin develop idle industrial and commercial sites

WEDC Awards $500,000 Grant for Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette
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WEDC Awards $500,000 Grant for Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette

Award will be used to help fund cleanup work for new facility

WEDC Awards Community Development Investment Grants to Six Communities
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WEDC Awards Community Development Investment Grants to Six Communities

State grants will boost downtown redevelopment projects

Coalition to Move Forward with Plans for Wisconsin Aviation/Aeronautics Center of Excellence
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Coalition to Move Forward with Plans for Wisconsin Aviation/Aeronautics Center of Excellence

Research laboratory will enable companies, universities to collaborate in the development, testing of aerospace and defense technologies

State Companies Invited to Join Trade Venture to India
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State Companies Invited to Join Trade Venture to India

Global trade venture in November will include visits to Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad

State Awards $2.3 Million to Communities to Help Redevelop Idle Industrial Sites
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State Awards $2.3 Million to Communities to Help Redevelop Idle Industrial Sites

Green Bay, Madison, Oshkosh, Kimberly, Muskego to receive funding to assist in spurring new development on vacant, abandoned parcels

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board Elects Officers, Welcomes New Members
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board Elects Officers, Welcomes New Members

The board on Thursday also welcomed two new members.

Trade Venture Offers Gateway to South America for Wisconsin Companies
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Trade Venture Offers Gateway to South America for Wisconsin Companies

Global trade venture in September will include visits to Argentina and Chile

15 New Communities Accepted into WEDC Downtown Revitalization Program
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15 New Communities Accepted into WEDC Downtown Revitalization Program

Program will help communities revitalize downtown and urban commercial districts

WEDC Names New Business and Investment Attraction Director
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WEDC Names New Business and Investment Attraction Director

Coleman Peiffer to promote Wisconsin business opportunities to national site selectors and real estate brokers

American Packaging Corporation Building New Facility in DeForest
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American Packaging Corporation Building New Facility in DeForest

Project expected to create 60 new jobs

Remedy Analytics to Expand in Milwaukee
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Remedy Analytics to Expand in Milwaukee

Company expects to double current workforce

Wisconsin Receives National Award for Economic Development
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Wisconsin Receives National Award for Economic Development

Area Development magazine ranks Wisconsin one of the top states for job creation

9 Wisconsin Companies Receive Governor’s New Product Award
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9 Wisconsin Companies Receive Governor’s New Product Award

Businesses honored in Milwaukee for developing innovative products to help drive state’s economy

WEDC Awards Community Development Investment Grants to Six Communities
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WEDC Awards Community Development Investment Grants to Six Communities

State grants will boost downtown redevelopment projects

Announcing WEDC’S Upcoming Trade Ventures Schedule
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Announcing WEDC’S Upcoming Trade Ventures Schedule

State companies invited to attend 2016-17 trade ventures

Governor Walker announces the 2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards
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Governor Walker announces the 2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

Ever-Green-View Farms, Hydro-Thermal, H.O. Bostrom recognized for exporting excellence

German State of Hessen Dignitaries Tour Wisconsin Research, Industry and Education Facilities
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German State of Hessen Dignitaries Tour Wisconsin Research, Industry and Education Facilities

60-member delegation seeks to build upon sister-state relationship through collaboration

Trade Venture to Germany Opens Doors for Wisconsin Businesses
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Trade Venture to Germany Opens Doors for Wisconsin Businesses

Wisconsin businesses join WEDC to attend Hannover Messe Trade Fair

David J. Drury Joins WEDC Board
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David J. Drury Joins WEDC Board

David J. Drury participates in first WEDC meeting at Schlitz Park in Milwaukee

YPWeek Aims to Attract, Retain Young Professionals
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YPWeek Aims to Attract, Retain Young Professionals

WEDC award supports efforts to promote Wisconsin as a great place for young professionals to work and live

Local Wisconsin Main Street Organizations Recognized at Annual Awards Ceremony
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Local Wisconsin Main Street Organizations Recognized at Annual Awards Ceremony

WEDC salutes volunteers and staff at 25th annual event in Marshfield

The Little Potato Company Selects Deforest for U.S. Head Office and Processing Facility
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The Little Potato Company Selects Deforest for U.S. Head Office and Processing Facility

WEDC award supports $11.7 million capital investment projected to create 129 jobs

Inaugural Statewide Downtown Open House Event
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Inaugural Statewide Downtown Open House Event

Open house event to take place May 14, 2016

WEDC South Korea Trade Venture Offers Wisconsin Companies Business Development Contacts
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WEDC South Korea Trade Venture Offers Wisconsin Companies Business Development Contacts

Wisconsin companies invited to explore business opportunities in Wisconsin’s 10th largest export market

WEDC Launches “Made In Wisconsin” Program
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WEDC Launches “Made In Wisconsin” Program

Where it’s made matters

Global Water Center to Expand
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Global Water Center to Expand

State grant will provide funding for future tenants

Nominations Sought for the Governor’s New Product Awards
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Nominations Sought for the Governor’s New Product Awards

Deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2016

Milwaukee to Host National Main Street Center Conference
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Milwaukee to Host National Main Street Center Conference

Event will showcase Wisconsin community development successes to more than 1,500 attendees

WEDC Executive Appointed Board President of Multi-State Economic Development Group
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WEDC Executive Appointed Board President of Multi-State Economic Development Group

Barb LaMue will lead the Mid-America Economic Development Council in 2016

Certified Sites Program Accepting New Applications
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Certified Sites Program Accepting New Applications

Development-ready property designation helps attract new commercial projects

2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Nominations Open
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2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Nominations Open

Program highlights global reach of Wisconsin products and services

Wisconsin Companies Invited to Join Trade Venture to Germany
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Wisconsin Companies Invited to Join Trade Venture to Germany

Business development trip coincides with the world’s premier industrial technology trade show, financial assistance available for small businesses to help with exhibit costs

State Grant Helps Public Schools Equip Fabrication Laboratories
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State Grant Helps Public Schools Equip Fabrication Laboratories

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation program aims to boost job readiness and interest with hands-on technology experience

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Hires New Chief Financial Officer
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Brian Nowicki brings 15+ years of government, economic development accounting experience to position

Wisconsin Companies Invited to Explore International Business Growth in Canada, Mexico Trade Ventures
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Wisconsin Companies Invited to Explore International Business Growth in Canada, Mexico Trade Ventures

North American neighbor countries are Wisconsin’s top two export markets, providing plentiful opportunities for market expansion

Racine Launches New Program to Boost Entrepreneurism
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Racine Launches New Program to Boost Entrepreneurism

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant provides capital for high-tech ventures

Marketplace Governor’s Awards Winners Named
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Marketplace Governor’s Awards Winners Named

Top minority, women and veteran-owned businesses honored for their success at annual Marketplace conference

21 Businesses Named Finalists for 2015 Marketplace Governor’s Awards
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21 Businesses Named Finalists for 2015 Marketplace Governor’s Awards

Winners in competition for top minority, women and veteran-owned businesses to be announced at Marketplace conference this week

John Deere Horicon Works Hosts Wisconsin Officials for Groundbreaking
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John Deere Horicon Works Hosts Wisconsin Officials for Groundbreaking

New facility will consolidate operations, create 80 new jobs

Marquette University Launches Enterprise Seed Fund
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Marquette University Launches Enterprise Seed Fund

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant provides capital for campus entrepreneurs

WEDC Awarded Economic Development Honors
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WEDC Awarded Economic Development Honors

International Economic Development Council Recognizes Sustainability and Marketing Initiatives

WEDC to Organize China Trade Venture
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WEDC to Organize China Trade Venture

Customized Business Meetings Available for Wisconsin Companies

WEDC Awarded Federal Grant to Assist Wisconsin Exporters
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WEDC Awarded Federal Grant to Assist Wisconsin Exporters

Funds available for export strategy development and execution

WEDC Program Deliverables Surpass Annual Goals
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WEDC Program Deliverables Surpass Annual Goals

FY15 investments supported 26,822 jobs and $1.2 billion of capital investment

Dollar General Selects Janesville for $75 Million Distribution Center
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Dollar General Selects Janesville for $75 Million Distribution Center

WEDC business attraction strategy pays off with 552 projected new jobs

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch to Lead Trade Mission to Japan and Taiwan
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Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch to Lead Trade Mission to Japan and Taiwan

Midwest U.S.-Japan Association meeting provides platform for expanding relationships

State grant helps reawaken Wisconsin Rapids Tribune building
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State grant helps reawaken Wisconsin Rapids Tribune building

Assistance from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will support renovation of historic riverfront property

WEDC Partners with Doyenne Group to Support Women Entrepreneurs
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WEDC Partners with Doyenne Group to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant provides capital for women-led ventures

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary/CEO Reed Hall Announces Retirement
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary/CEO Reed Hall Announces Retirement

"Three years later it is time for me to return to my previous retired status."

Mortara Breaks Ground on New Milwaukee Manufacturing Facility
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Mortara Breaks Ground on New Milwaukee Manufacturing Facility

Company plans to add more than 150 new jobs over the next five years

WEDC Awards Administration Committee Advances Seven Projects
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WEDC Awards Administration Committee Advances Seven Projects

Committee also reviews best practices for background checks

Royal Enfield Motorcycles Establishes North American Headquarters in Milwaukee
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Royal Enfield Motorcycles Establishes North American Headquarters in Milwaukee

Global motorcycle company to establish HQ in Milwaukee’s Third Ward

Allcast to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Washington County
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Allcast to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Washington County

Project is company’s second expansion since 2012