Opinion Matters

With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

About Janesville’s industrial resurgence

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Greg Peck
January 28, 2013

The Great Recession did our city and county no favors; in fact, it socked us harder than the average city and county across the country.

A chart in today’s Gazette, part of a two-day report by Jim Leute, is worth noting, however. It showed the change in available industrial space—absent the General Motors plant—from 2008-10 to 2010-12. Available space across the county dipped from more than 4 million square feet to about 2.35 million. In Janesville, available space declined from almost 2 million square feet to barely above 500,000.

Who deserves credit? We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Tuesday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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