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
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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
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
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
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
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