Some neighbors who live and work next to the GM site have had a ringside seat for the plant's demolition.
Edgerton-based Certified Parts has added another brand—Salem, Indiana, transmission maker Peerless Gear—to its stable of companies that produce parts for outdoor machinery and recreation vehicles.
The lack of family housing, particularly single-family housing, troubles Whitewater residents and city officials.
Daniels Sentry East supermarket on East Milwaukee Street in Janesville will become a Maurer’s Market IGA in August under an ownership change, according to a news release from supermarket chain IGA.
Gears are starting to turn on the GM site’s prospects for redevelopment.
Blackhawk Technical College has been given $438,578 in workforce advancement training grants for 11 area businesses.
Streets in the heart of downtown Janesville will close Tuesday for the Town Square Gran Prix, a leg of a nationally-known bicycle racing tour. Some downtown hope to ply an influx of foot traffic they believe the race will bring.
The former General Motors plant site has received a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to support demolition and redevelopment.
A closure of the Janesville Ariens facility will affect 141 workers, starting in August and continuing for about seven months, according to a state layoff notice.
After years of being vacant, the restaurant space at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport soon will fly again—with a restaurant named after a female pilot from Beloit.
SHINE Medical Technologies is on pace to break ground on its medical radioisotope production facility in Janesville later this summer, CEO Greg Piefer said Wednesday, saying the company is pivoting from project engineering to construction.
To solve Janesville’s housing shortage, two real estate developers encouraged the city to consider using tax increment financing to spark new residential activity.
Developers say the Cobblestone Hotel might be a month or two from breaking ground downtown, but the company and officials gave inklings Monday of how the project could transform more than just a city parking lot.
Sen. Janis Ringhand, D-Evansville, was one of 20 state legislators named a 2018 Champion of Economic Development by the state Economic Development Association.
The investment group poised to buy the Janesville Mall said the mall is the "number one" property of dozens of malls it has eyed recently. However, the company's president said it could take "two or three years" to fill large vacancies at the mall.
For the past century, the city has taken an interest in buying riverfront properties to allow public access to the Rock River and protect shorelines.
A Janesville developer who recently built two large industrial buildings on speculation in Janesville seeks to build a third development on the city's south side.
The Gazette is undergoing a phone system upgrade on Tuesday, May 22. During this upgrade process, telephone service will be intermittent and may not be available.
Janesville gun shop owners Charity and Chris Endres say they've started to sell more protective, bullet-shielding backpacks this year amid a spate of deadly school shootings.
Startup grocery cooperative Whitewater Grocery Co. says it now has nearly enough members to start forming a business plan, and it could start scoping out possible sites for a new store this summer.
Former state Sen. Tim Cullen is writing a book about the 25 years prior to the end of General Motors' vehicle production in December 2008. He will discuss details at a Democratic fundraiser Sunday, May 20.
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.
A downtown hotel that will break ground in June comes as a welcome development, many business operators say, but the hotel’s development will take 84 public parking spots off the rolls on downtown’s west side.
The new business improvement district, or BID, in downtown Janesville, is set to roll out thousands of dollars worth of new plans and programs. Want a teaser? A trolley that would shuttle visitors around during downtown festivals and special events is set to debut Saturday, May 19.
Teenagers got a chance to try metal-working at a "makers camp" Saturday at Blackhawk Technical College.
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.
Two Janesville-based companies, Woodman’s Food Markets and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, have ranked in Forbes’ latest list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.”
For 24 years, Scott Lindner's dogs sniffed for bombs. Now his dog sniffs for bedbugs.
A grassy spot near Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory in Janesville is slated to become home to a service that’s new to the funeral home and new to the Janesville area: a celebration of life center.
You can get Thai fusion, a fancy craft cocktail, and mac & cheese with Jamaican jerk pork in downtown Janesville? Really? When did they get that? The Gazette takes a jaunt through the broadening variety of eateries (and drinkeries) emerging recently in the city's center.
For the first time, Walworth County zoning code will explicitly allow short-term rentals, but revised ordinances will restrict occupancy, set quiet hours and require an annual licensing fee of $904.
City Administrator Al Hulick believes the decision to buy city-owned land helped motivate Janesville-based SSI Technologies to expand into Milton, a move announced in late April.
The city’s investment in downtown has created a ripple effect, drawing investments from donors, public-private partnerships and even small business owners.
A national study reveals that in recent years, Janesville’s eviction rate has been the fourth-highest among midsize cities in Wisconsin. Beloit’s eviction rate ranks second-highest among peer cities statewide.