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Janesville-Beloit MSA Named Among Top 40 Best-Performing Small Cities for 3rd Straight Year
Recent booms for United Alloy and other local companies have kept Janesville among the top 40 best-performing small cities in the U.S. for three straight years, according to a report released this month by California economic analyst Milkin Institute.   The Milkin report shows the Janesville area has surged ahead of...
Downtown Janesville Storefronts Getting a Dress-Up
Dan Andreola Jr. stood inside his newly renovated coin and jewelry shop, Daniel Michael’s Jewelry and Coin, marveling at the glazed brick walls.   The 1,200-square-foot corner space at 39 S. Main St. once was cubed off as a local campaign headquarters for Rep. Paul Ryan. Now it has been opened up all the way down...
Town of Beloit Ready to File Incorporation
TOWN OF BELOIT — Officials will submit the town’s incorporation petition on Monday, the first legal step to becoming the Village of Riverside. On Thursday, Town Administrator Ian Haas confirmed that Monday is the date incorporation attorney Stan Riffle will file the petition with the Rock County Circuit...
City Manager: Sale of Former Janesville GM Plant is a 'Gift'
JANESVILLE, WI — Wednesday’s announcement that the defunct General Motors plant had been sold comes nearly nine years to the day after the last SUV rolled off the plant’s assembly lines on Dec. 23, 2008. A few hours after he’d heard about the finalized sale of the 4.8-million-square-foot plant and its...
"Beer-Oriented Development" Fuels the Revitalization of Downtown Buffalo, NY
An energetic rebirth is taking place in an upstate New York city that was once very down on its luck. Millennials and young entrepreneurs are moving back to Buffalo as “re-pats,” staking their claim by helping revitalize a place they once fled. Thanks in part to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s controversial Buffalo...
New Mortgages Allow Renters to Buy With Tiny Down Payments
The down payment has been a big obstacle in recent years for renters looking to buy their first homes. A new mortgage offering aims to ease the burden. Home Partners of America, a rent-to-own company, is offering a new mortgage product to tenants that applies some of the appreciation in their home’s value during...
Janesville Policy Changes Aim to Make Downtown a Destination
JANESVILLE—Imagine a downtown with relaxed rules on outdoor drinking and music, fun and unusual shops and restaurants, and more money to ensure the area stays attractive and vibrant. That’s the goal of several policy changes the city has implemented over the past several months. Officials said they’re...
Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates Negotiates Portfolio Sale in Beloit
Janesville, WI–Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates is pleased to announce the recent portfolio sale of three industrial buildings and one office building, totaling 247,214 square feet, located in the industrial park in the town of Beloit, Wisconsin. “The properties are all leased by the...
Report Highlights Economic Gains
(Rock County, WI) According to the quarterly release of the 2017 Rock Ready Index, the Janesville-Beloit MSA’s economy continues to gain steam. Highlights from the Q3 report include the following: For the fifth quarter in a row, the average annual Unemployment Rates for the County / State / U.S. remained below five...
LEASED: 101 E Milwaukee St
Northwestern Mutual has leased 1,515 sq ft of office space in downtown Janesville. Mandy Witt represented both sides in the transaction. Call for more info!