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The Hot Corridor: Momentum builds along I-94 between Milwaukee and Illinois

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Uline Inc. executives had a wish list in 2009 when they were searching for a new location for the corporate headquarters.

It included a massive amount of shovel-ready land, utilities that were already in place and a pro-business climate.

Wisconsin was able to check all of the items off the list that Illinois couldn’t.

CenterPoint Properties showed Uline execs a 200-acre site just west of I-94 in Pleasant Prairie. Uline took the entire parcel.

Today, Uline has two 1 million-square-foot distribution facilities and two nearly identical 275,000-square-foot corporate office buildings on the site.

“Pleasant Prairie was great to work with,” said Phil Hunt, Uline’s executive vice president. “We were able to build a nice building and a beautiful campus and it’s always nice to work in a pro-business climate.”

Read more in the BizTimes.

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