• Wisconsin launches ads to lure Chicago millennials north

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's job-creation agency has launched a push to convince Chicago-area millennials to leave the big city and relocate to Wisconsin in hopes of boosting the state's workforce. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation began its... Read More

  • Book sale planned at library

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT— The public is invited to the Friends at Beloit Library’s (FABL) January clearance book sale. People can buy one big brown bag full of books for a dollar and get a second bag... Read More

  • New First National Bank president named

    BELOIT — David McCoy has been named president and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of First National Bank and Trust Company. Steve Eldred, who was president and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank and Trust, will continue as CEO and... Read More

  • Fairbanks Morse Engine to provide propulsion for United States Navy’s San Antonio class ship

    WASHINGTON— Fairbanks Morse - an EnPro Industries company (NYSE:NPO) and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward - has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power LPD 29,... Read More

  • Metal Fabrication & Powder Coating Firm announces 100,000 square foot expansion

    JANESVILLE— United Alloy, Inc. (UAI) is expanding its footprint by adding a new 100,000 square foot production facility. In addition to increasing the company's overall production capacities, this new structure will house a new painting system and facilitate finished product distribution.... Read More

  • Caterpillar names Deerfield its headquarters in SEC filing

    DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. for the first time has officially listed its address with the Securities and Exchange Commission as being in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield instead of Peoria. The company last year announced it would move... Read More

  • Wisconsin sees decline in number of dairy farms

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of dairy farms in Wisconsin is falling, despite an increase in milk production as commercial farms expand. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that numbers from the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection show... Read More

  • About 50 employers register for job fair

    JANESVILLE — A Job Fair will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Rock County Job Center, 1900 Center Ave. About 50 employers had registered to participate as of Friday, offering a combined total of over... Read More

  • Good year for local economic development

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — The City of Beloit saw sustained economic growth in 2017, and officials are hopeful development trends will continue into the new year. In 2017, the city issued 945 permits worth $21.67 million in... Read More

  • Town sees economic growth

    By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — Several economic development projects in the Town of Beloit could be coming to fruition this year. “There are great things happening in the region, not just the town,” said Town of... Read More

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