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Arts District forms around new masterpiece

In the eyes of the artisans and craftsmen working to restore the Historic West Bend Theatre, rechristened as “The Bend,” it has become a masterpiece. The painters, carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers, carpet layers and sound experts re-creating the theatre to its original 1929 glory are busting with pride over what they have accomplished together. They ...

Milwaukee Tool, Wisconsin jobs picture: a mixed bag

When it comes down to economic development that works, the recent announcement of expansions by Milwaukee Tool in the M7 region point to two tactics that consistently work effectively. * Tax Incremental Financing Districts (TIF) * Shovel-ready industrial parks Those two tactics came together in West Bend when the company announced a $28 million investment in a 75,000 ...

More levers on out-of-control drug costs

Despite promises by leaders of both political parties, drug prices have been the nemesis of employer health plans, of taxpayer-supported plans in the public sector and of family budgets. Hard-won savings in other medical areas have been chewed up by steep price increases jammed at consumers and their health plans by drug companies. Employers and employees ...

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When exploding health care costs threatened Serigraph's solvency, CEO John Torinus Jr. searched the country for solutions. Using his findings, Torinus applied innovative, cutting-edge strategies and cut his company's health care expenses well below the national average while improving his employees' care.