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Investors Win, Workers Lose as Oscar Mayer Closes Iconic Plant

A cold rain is falling in Madison, Wisc., though it’s cozy inside Wiggie’s—the local hangout for the employees of the Oscar Mayer plant, where a bunch of retirees have settled in for a lunchtime beer and a bite. 1,096 more words


Push for changes at economic development agency grows

MADISON — The push to overhaul Wisconsin’s beleaguered economic development agency is growing.

Democrats on Thursday proposed making it a felony for companies that receive state tax breaks and commit fraud. 103 more words


Mayor wants state to help pay for public market to spur development after Oscar Mayer announcement

MADISON — With Oscar Mayer leaving town, Madison’s mayor wants the state of Wisconsin to help pay for a public market to spur economic development. 112 more words


Latest: Kraft Heinz looking for buyer of Oscar Mayer plant

MADISON — Kraft Heinz is searching for a buyer of the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison that’s slated to be closed by 2017.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Friday that Kraft Heinz spokesman Michael Mullen says the company is working with Wisconsin officials to find a buyer to keep the site open. 78 more words


Gov. Scott Walker: Oscar Mayer plant closure has "nothing to do with Wisconsin"

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker says the decision by Kraft Heinz to close its 96-year-old hot dog plant in Madison and lay off 1,000 people has more to do with billionaire Warren Buffett than Wisconsin. 506 more words

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Wisconsin officials quiet on Oscar Mayer departure

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Signs Oscar Mayer might leave Madison have been apparent for months but state economic officials aren’t saying whether they anticipated the company would pull up stakes or considered offering incentives to stay. 102 more words


Oscar Mayer Returning To Its Chicago Roots

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is crediting Chicago’s workforce and its transportation networks for the decision by Kraft Heinz to move Oscar Mayer’s headquarters to the city. 178 more words