4 specific areas in the region of Brown County, Wisconsin have been pinpointed for economic development purposes.
The task force for Economic Development got together and located different areas which needed to be developed in Brown County. The development projects will be implemented and completed in a couple years as well.
The Executive of Brown County had a meeting at the Material Recovery Facility where he announced the Economic Development team and its purpose in Brown County. The sole purpose of the task force will be to bring together the leaders of a variety of businesses with a myriad of technical experts. Government representatives will also work together with the experts to grow the amount of jobs in the Brown County.
The four economic development projects will include:
- Developing the trade zone which is located at the International Airport
- Developing a facility which focuses on port intermodal in the region of Brown County
- Developing means in which waste can easily be converted into commodities which are saleable
- Reducing the amount of phosphorus which is ultimately found in the Green Bay and the Fox River
A new mandate has also been set with the EPA in which the development team will have to figure out how to fix the complication with the phosphorus without spending millions of dollars.
The local district will also need to acquire funds for the projects so certain rates will increase to ultimately generate up to $147 million dollars for the variety of improvements. The sewer bill will increase the most for homeowners from $130 dollars to $200 dollars. The development committee for the airport will look to establish a business park in the International Airport and the port committee will look to build a container freight facility in the region.
Overall, the economic development team will make a positive impact in the Brown County.