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Working through the Rock County Leadership Development Academy, a six-person team hopes to spruce up the one-block alley on the south side of four storefronts along the 10 block of West Milwaukee Street.

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Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag and other city officials say they envision Janesville’s first extended-stay hotel will, among other things, serve as a boon for an economy that’s generating new jobs faster than new hires might be able to find permanent housing.

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Local semitrailer manufacturer Stoughton Trailers faces headwinds many area employers face in keeping its current ranks and hiring new ones. Record low unemployment and a tight and competitive labor market have forced the company developing its manpower from within.

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Janesville radio station WCLO was named Station of the Year for medium-market news operations and with sister station WJVL netted 13 first-place awards in the 2017 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards For Excellence contest.

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Tourism spending in Janesville and Rock County continued to climb over the last year, growing about 4 percent compared to spending in 2016, according to state Department of Tourism report released Friday.

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Janesville firm SSI Technologies plans to expand in warehousing space in Milton’s Crossroads business park in a move the company says would free up manufacturing space at its Janesville facilities.

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Five years since opening its doors to entrepreneurs in 2013, the Janesville Innovation Center will be self-sufficient this year after the city stopped subsidizing it in 2017, the center's operations manager told the Janesville City Council on Monday.

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NorthStar officials and investors dug shovels into the snowy ground Tuesday to toast construction of a new 20,000-square-foot facility, where NorthStar plans to dissolve radioactive moly-99 targets and fill insulated vessels with moly-99 to ship to customers—hopefully by this summer.

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The walls of the former General Motors assembly plant in Janesville started to come down Monday as the property’s new owner began to demolish the defunct 4.8 million-square-foot plant.

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The owner of the former Janesville General Motors assembly plant plans to make bricks from the plant available to residents as keepsakes to remember the plant after it's torn down.