April 28, 2017
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‘The prime location’

Plan commissioners tour economic development successes, sites


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BY DANIEL GAITAN
dgaitan@kenoshanews.com


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The City Plan Commission took a bus tour to some of the county's economic development hotspots Thursday evening.

The tour, attended by commission members including Mayor John Antaramian, left City Hall at 5 p.m. and wound it's way through the county.

Among the stops visited: the Amazon Fulfillment Center, the Chrysler site, Uline, Festival Foods, Ross for Less and St. Catherine's Hospital in Pleasant Prairie.

The commission’s tour was open to the public and attendees dined on Panera Bread boxed lunches.

"(This tour is) to let the commissioners see the types of things that we've done, look at the things that we like and don't like," said Antaramian, chair of the commission.

Antaramian said some of the commissioners are newer and could benefit from some sightseeing. He said much more development is coming.

"There's going to be a lot more development coming," he said, adding that Kenosha County is one of the nation's hotspots.

"Location is very important," he said, referring to the county's proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee.

"We're easy to work with," he said.

Antaramian said what's good for one Kenosha County municipality is good for all.

"We have our issues at times, but in general it's in all of our best interests for the full area to succeed," he said. "If Kenosha does great, but Kenosha County fails, it doesn't do any of us any good."

Ald. Jan Michalski echoed his sentiments.

"This town is not dying by any means. This is the prime location," he said.


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