Job growth has been a slog in some local segments of the manufacturing sector in the decade since the collapse of Janesville's automaking industry. But a few sectors in local manufacturing—namely the food manufacturing industry--are riding a recent wave of growth that is building back factory jobs in Rock County.
J's Feeds has only been open a few years, but it's already altered its business strategies as relentless challenges plague the agriculture industry.
It is the top award among all daily newspapers in the state and comes despite The Gazette being moved to compete in a category of larger newspapers.
A creditor is suing the owner of Boardtracker Harley-Davidson in Janesville and another dealership in suburban Milwaukee for a total of $6.3 million.
Manufacturing remains the top employment sector in Rock County more than a decade after GM's assembly plant in Janesville closed, but it has begun to transform into a warehousing and logistics hub thanks to its location on the state line, Interstate 90/39 running through it and the network of smaller highways that connect nearby communities.
French automotive parts manufacturer Novares announced it has acquired Miniature Precision Components, another auto parts maker that has a manufacturing facility in Janesville.
More web-based restaurant-food delivery services seem interested in Janesville, raising questions about costs.
The discrepancies between city assessment and private appraisal of a big-box retailer’s property can be staggering.
SHINE Medical Technologies in Janesville and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes in Beloit are among four U.S. medical moly-99 startups that can “begin negotiations with the federal agency for potential new cooperative agreement awards” totaling up to $15 million.
The Milton Courier will leave its home of more than 100 years at the end of this month, but the newspaper isn't going away.
Blain’s Farm & Fleet has started work on a new 106,000-square-foot store in Holland, Michigan, as part of its continued expansion into the Mitten State.
Discount shoe seller Payless ShoeSource plans to close all 2,300 of its stores under an anticipated move into bankruptcy, sources say. A local manager said Friday she hadn't heard from Payless on its plans.
The Beloit Shopko store will lose 58 employees and the Delavan store will lose 52, according to a state notice issued Wednesday. Both stores will begin letting employees go around May 6.
The spring thaw can’t come soon enough for a few local businesses just west of the dismantled Milwaukee Street bridge.
The impact of China’s decision to ban imports of recycled materials has reverberated all the way to Janesville.
The long-awaited Children’s Museum of Rock County could finally be getting a home—at the Janesville Mall.
A needy family got the gift of a free car Friday at a Janesville auto body shop.
Generac announced Tuesday in a news release that it plans to open a distribution center using the bulk of the 500,000-square-foot former John Deere facility at 2900 Beloit Ave. on Janesville's south side.
Results of an online survey indicate there is public support for building a new indoor sports facility to replace the Janesville Ice Arena, but questions remain over its design, location and financing.
As the Ho-Chunk Nation’s proposal to build a casino in Beloit reaches the 11th hour, The Gazette asked law enforcement officers in communities with casinos in Wisconsin and across the country about their experience with crime.
The city and current property owners are nearing a deal with an out-of-state buyer to purchase and give a face-lift to a stretch of mostly vacant buildings in downtown Janesville.
The Janesville School District is among many area districts that have canceled classes Wednesday because of the snow.
Janesville banker Larry Squire will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Forward Janesville this week. Squire talked about leadership, Janesville and his earlier experiences as a strawberry farmer.
The plan commission Monday night voted 5-1 to rezone part of the former Pick ‘n Save building on Center Avenue from a commercial site to light industrial.
As the city council considers restoring an old policy to encourage single-family home development, here's a look at five subdivisions and how they've fared since the recession.
Shopko plans to close nine of its stores in Wisconsin by April, according to a Wednesday bankruptcy filing in a Nebraska federal court. The Janesville and Beloit Shopko stores are not affected
Developers say Meijer is likely to finalize the purchase of 28 acres in Delavan on Monday, but it's unclear when construction could begin on the company's planned 159,000-square-foot grocery store.
Winter is preparation season for farmers. Seeds. Fertilizer. And considering—perhaps through gritted teeth—whether to pull the trigger on buying a major piece of equipment.
Janesville has converted some additional parking spaces downtown from all day to two-hour restrictions to complete Downtown Janesville Inc.’s original request for changes.
At least one vacant storefront in the Pine Tree Plaza on Janesville’s east side could get a makeover to ready it for a new retail business—a HomeGoods store, according to city of Janesville documents.
A relative newcomer to Janesville is jumping into the digital grocery shopping market with a program to deliver online grocery orders straight to homes.
Owner Jim Grafft and the city remain at odds over the future of the Monterey Hotel. And there's no indication they'll agree on a plan to redevelop the building.
December 23, 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of GM Janesville's main assembly lines shutting down.
Janesville’s Dressbarn store in the Pine Tree Plaza is slated to shutter by the end of this year, a store manager confirmed Friday.
A $100,000 donation from Mercyhealth will help Blackhawk Technical College reach its Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholarship goal.
Even if a new state loosens oversight for companies who get state tax-incentive packages tied to job creation, one city of Janesville official said local oversight of city tax-incentive deals won't change.
Members of public-private downtown revitalization group ARISEnow showed off designs for a pedestrian bridge that will span the Rock River as part of a presentation to show how revival has begun to take root in downtown Janesville.
ARISEnow plans a public reveal Tuesday of plans for a privately-funded pedestrian bridge it’s tackling alongside the city's ARISE downtown riverfront revitalization strategy.
Oil-producing countries were preparing for a shortage, but when the U.S. waived sanctions on Iranian crude oil, the market suddenly had a surplus. The result: The lower gas prices consumers are seeing now. But no one is sure how long prices will stay low.
Seal-Rite Door plans to relocate its Rockford, Illinois, operations to a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the 28-acre Wisconsin Stateline Industrial Park in Beloit.