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Chippewa County officials looking to build new business park

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Lake Wissota Business Park

Chippewa County (WQOW) - Businesses are popping up left and right at Lake Wissota Business Park, and Chippewa County officials want to expand on that success by making room for more.

Officials expect all 200 acres of Lake Wissota to fill up in the next three years, which is why the county is looking to build another business park.

Companies currently occupying lake Wissota include Chippewa River Industries, Star Blends, and Mills Fleet Farm distribution center.

Officials will be conducting a feasibility study to determine where the new park could go and how much it will cost. Then, they will seek out partners from surrounding communities.

Chippewa County Administrator Randy Scholz said another park will continue to boost the Chippewa Valley economy.

"It's a continuation of what we're doing. Right now we're bringing in companies and trying to retain companies to the area. Obviously that brings in jobs. That brings in growth. That brings in tax base, so I think it would be the same goals from the previous park to the new park," said Scholz.

Scholz said the feasibility study should be complete by early next year. Then, they'll report their findings to the county board.

Katrina Lim

Katrina Lim joined the News 18 team in August 2019 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey but has lived in all time zones of the contiguous U.S.A.

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