State Building Commission approves $306M in Wisconsin projects

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WKBT) — $306 million in projects across the state are approved by the Wisconsin State Building Commission, Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday.

The projects, located in 13 different Wisconsin counties including La Crosse, Eau Claire and Monroe are expected to have a $553 million economic impact and create roughly 3,600 jobs, according to the governor’s release.

“With every round of investment through the State Building Commission, we’re investing in Wisconsin’s infrastructure and our future while bolstering economic activity and creating family-supporting jobs across our state,” said Gov. Evers. “From cancer research and educating the next generation of leaders at our UW System schools to emergency services, forensic sciences, and treatment and diversion programming, each of the investments approved today will benefit folks across our state, support local and regional economies, and strengthen our communities.”

Projects approved by the State Building Commission will benefit the following counties: Dane, Eau Claire, Kenosha, La Crosse, Lincoln, Marathon, Milwaukee, Monroe, Pierce, Portage, Washburn, Waupaca, and Winnebago.

In La Crosse, one of three projects include revamping the HVAC system at UW-La Crosse’s Graff Main Hall.