Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces Brownfields Project in New Lisbon

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced a $300,000 Department of Commerce (Commerce) grant to the City of New Lisbon to purchase and develop a brownfields site in New Lisbon. The project will create 30 jobs.

“Through my ‘Grow Wisconsin’ plan, we are strengthening our cities by investing in infrastructure,” Governor Doyle said. “With this grant, we will help the City of New Lisbon rehabilitate a former warehouse so the Northland Group of Companies, Inc. can expand its business by moving into the space.”

This grant will help the City of New Lisbon purchase the 3.2-acre brownfields site and remediate and rehabilitate a 32,000-sq.-ft. former warehouse. The site will be leased to the Northland Group of Companies, Inc. so the company can expand into a larger facility. The company manufactures plastic injection molding. The total project cost is $899,126.

Commerce’s Brownfields Program provides grants to municipalities, local development corporations, and the private sector to support assessment, remediation and return of contaminated lands to productive use. Brownfields are abandoned, idle, or underused industrial or commercial properties where redevelopment is hindered by real or perceived contamination. For more information about the Brownfields Program, contact Jason Scott, Commerce, at 608/261-7714.