Davis|Kuelthau is collaborating with BizTimes Media to host Racine / Kenosha County 2035 on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. This innovative virtual event focuses on the unique challenges facing Racine and Kenosha Counties and how the individuals there will live, work and play by 2035. The topics covered will include workforce development and leadership issues, specifically covering training, transportation, economic development, access, and the future of work with both a keynote presentation and roundtable sessions.
Racine & Kenosha Counties – The Bridge to Wisconsin’s Future
Racine & Kenosha Counties are the bridge that connects Southeastern Wisconsin to the Chicago area and will be at the forefront of change and economic development in the region for years to come.
Join us on April 22 for this free virtual event, where we’ll examine the issues and opportunities facing this vital part of our region.
Panels of business leaders, educators, real estate and economic development professionals will look to the future and discuss critical challenges and exciting opportunities for growth as we plan for 2035 and beyond. They will talk about what needs to be done to attract talent and support employers to improve the economy, quality of life and overall vibrancy of the region.
- Ted Matkom, Wisconsin Market President, Gorman & Company
- Chad Navis, Director of Industrial Investments, Zilber Property Group
- Wes Saber, Executive Vice President & CFO, Haribo of America
- John Batten, CEO, Twin Disc, Inc.
The program continues with concurrent breakout discussions.
Education & Workforce Development
- Debbie Ford, Chancellor, UW Parkside
- Bryan Albrecht, President/CEO, Gateway Technical College
- John Swallow, President, Carthage College
- Todd Battle, President, Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) (8)
- Jenny Trick, Executive Director, Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) (9)
- Tim Casey, Director of City Development, City of Kenosha (10)
Executive Town Hall
Interactive discussion with business leaders on the future of Racine and Kenosha county, considering factors such as recent economic development, real estate and the manufacturing industry. Bring your questions and reactions from the main program for this collaborative exchange.