Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle Announces business project in Burlington

Tony Hozeny, 608/267-9661

MADISON- Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that Hi-Liter Graphics, LLC,
Burlington, Racine County, will receive a $500,000 loan from the Community
Development Block Grant for Economic Development (CDBG-ED) Program
administered by the Department of Commerce (Commerce). Hi-Liter Graphics,
LLC is a commercial printing company that offers sheet-fed and web printing

“My Grow Wisconsin initiative calls for supporting the growth of businesses
in the state,” Gov. Doyle said. “I am pleased that this award could be used
to aid in job creation in Racine County.”

“Hi-Liter Graphics, LLC is investing $1 million to support its growth
opportunities,” Commerce Secretary Cory L. Nettles said. “The project will
allow Hi-Liter Graphics, LLC to create 108 positions at an average wage of
$16.20/hr. and leverage $506,000 in additional investment. The Department
worked closely with the City of Burlington and Racine County to make this
project happen.”

Wisconsin communities have realized substantial benefits from the program.
Since 1985, Commerce has made more than 280 awards totaling over $100
million for economic development projects expected to create and retain over
10,000 jobs and leverage more than $270 million in private funds.
Currently, 180 communities operate revolving loan funds capitalized by
CDBG-ED project loan repayments. For more information, contact Jamie Wall at