Milwaukee World Festival
1-40 Full-time and 329 FTE sustained positions
2,358+ disadvantaged youths received summer scholarships
Renaissance Faire, LLC
Creation of 300 permanent jobs; $12MM in wages
Beerline Crossing LLC
Creation of 100 construction jobs; $3.2MM in wages
With the main mission being stimulation of regional economic growth, FIRE’s vision is to inject capital into projects that produce job creation and retention, to enhance tax base growth, and to yield new life in the urban cores of targeted dis-invested areas.
Kenosha County is the hottest area in the state of Wisconsin in terms of economic development. And with over 4,000 jobs, $800 million in new investment, and 6.5 million SF of development/absorption since January 2013, growth continues in 2014. A few of the companies that have recently made major investments in Kenosha County include ULINE, Niagara, InSinkErator, Amazon and Meijer. A bit unexpected? Sure. But that’s also what makes Kenosha so compelling.
FIRE has received four New Market Tax Credit awards totaling $158mm
To date, FIRE has committed $125mm of its allocation by funding 13 project.
Supported the creation and retention of over 3,000 jobs
FIRE welcomes requests for NMTC’s throughout the year as we work to maintain an active pipeline of viable and potential projects throughout the region.