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Posted on: March 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Kreuser: State of Kenosha County is strong, robust and growing

County Executive Jim Kreuser emphasized historically high county reserve fund and sales tax collections, along with county-wide economic development gains at his annual State of the County Address.

“I am pleased and proud to stand before you tonight and say the State of Kenosha County is not just strong, it is robust and growing,” Kreuser said at the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors meeting.

State of Kenosha County Highlights:

  • Kenosha County is an economic development hotbed
  • Significant hiring is taking place over the next several months
  • 2014 General fund reserves are expected to exceed $12.6 million (unaudited) – the highest in the history of the County.
  • 2014 Sales tax is estimated to be $12.7 million, the highest in the history of the County.
  • Infrastructure being addressed:
    • Roads
    • Broadband
    • Buildings
    • Wi-Fi
  • The county’s KABA partnership, which includes administering the county’s high impact Fund and the Salem Business Park plan, has continued to result in attracting new businesses to Kenosha County and job growth.
  • More information is needed to determine what reductions are included in the State biennial budget.
  • Click on the following links to view the speech and budget presentation information:

    View the full press release
    Read the budget address
    Watch the presentation during the 3/3/2015 County Board Meeting
    View the PowerPoint presentation

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