Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle announces funding for Cities Digital, Inc.

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

MADISON— Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Cities Digital, Inc. located in Hudson, St. Croix County, will receive $250,000 in Technology Zone tax credits. The related project is expected to create 15 jobs and retain 11 positions.

“To grow Wisconsin, we must continue to invest in our economy and foster technology growth, even during these difficult economic times,” Governor Doyle said. “Congratulations to Cities Digital, Inc. for expanding its capabilities and creating new jobs for hardworking families in St. Croix County.”

“Hudson is a great community to run a business,” Patrick Welsh, CEO, said. “With all the universities and colleges close by, there is a lot of educated talent fresh out of school. We need this talent for our technology-based business. We appreciate all the help we’ve received for our expansion projects from the EDC in St. Croix County, the staff at the City of Hudson and the Department of Commerce.”

Cities Digital, Inc., established in 2001, provides services for the conversion of paper documents to digital files. The company provides high-quality document imaging services as well as management solutions and services. Cities Digital, Inc. plans to use the funds to purchase an 18,000-sq.-ft. building in Hudson. Total cost of the project is $1.87 million.

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