Project to Create Up to 300 Jobs
APPLETON– Governor Jim Doyle today announced $1,050,000 for Time Warner Cable of Milwaukee County to construct a state-of-the-art, 130,000-square foot Northern Wisconsin Operations Facility. The expansion is expected to create up to 300 jobs in the Fox Valley.
“One of my top priorities is to help move industries, companies, and communities forward, and create good-paying jobs for our citizens,” said Governor Doyle. “I’m pleased that Time Warner Cable has chosen to again expand in Wisconsin, and that we could assist the company in bringing hundreds of new jobs to the Fox River Valley.”
The new Time Warner Cable building in Appleton will include a new technical operations center, an expanded warehouse, a state-of-the-art training facility, a full service production studio, and meeting and conference room space. Total project cost is estimated at $20 million.
“I want to thank Governor Jim Doyle, Secretary Mary Burke, and the Department of Commerce, for expeditiously and cooperatively responding to Time Warner Cable’s request for assistance,” said Jack Herbert, President of Time Warner Cable. “The state’s assistance was what allowed us to obtain approval to build our new, state-of-the-art facility in Wisconsin, and we appreciate that this administration has been a supporter of businesses.”
Time Warner Cable serves 14.7 million customers in 33 states with some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country.
Wisconsin Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Aaron Olver awarded the Enterprise Development Zone Tax Credits on behalf of the Governor at a press conference held at the company’s Appleton facility. The Enterprise Development Zone Program provides tax incentives to new or expanding businesses whose projects will affect areas with high unemployment.
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