(Juneau) The Dodge County Board heard an update Tuesday night on the current progress in their economic development partnership with Jefferson County. The partnership provides an opportunity for both counties to work together and share staffing on regional economic development issues. Over the past year a rebranding took place. The collaboration was called the Glacier Ridge Development but changed to Thrive Economic Development or Thrive-ED which President Victoria Pratt says better implies movement towards success. Pratt highlighted to the county board several business developments, including JCB Flavors expanding its company into a 70,000 square foot facility in Watertown and Ab E Discovery breaking ground on their new headquarters and production facility in Waterloo. The presentation also covered several key objectives moving forward, including getting suppliers from both counties registered and vetted in the Foxconn supply chain marketplace and laying the groundwork to establish development corridors, possibly along I-94, Highway 26 and Highway 151. More information is available at thriveed.org.

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