More loans, expansions, recruitment | RCEDC reports growth in first six months of 2021 | Local News

Erwin Oropesa






RCEDC Staff at the Foxconn Globe - 2021 Annual Meeting

Racine County Economic Development Corp. staff members pose for a photo inside the Foxconn Globe in Mount Pleasant, site of the RCEDC annual meeting.




STURTEVANT — Each year, the Racine County Economic Development Corp. sets a goal to complete 50 projects. In the first six months of 2021, it approved 61 projects in the area.

The growth is attributed to a stronger focus on helping currently existing businesses retain talent and expand, historically low interest rates on loans and more outreach efforts to business owners.



Jul.15 — Deputy Treasury Secretary Adewale Adeyemo talks about the benefits of the Child Tax Credit, expanding the economy and improving the housing supply. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal.







In March, RCEDC reported exceeding most of its goals in 2020, including assisting nearly 100 businesses when it had only planned to help

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Jefferson mayor appointed as representative to ETCOG | News

Erwin Oropesa

JEFFERSON — The Marion County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the appointment of Jefferson Mayor Rob Baker to serve as a representative for the county to the East Texas Council of Governments.

Baker is replacing former Ward 3 city commissioner Victor Perot, who was unseated in the May 1 city election by an 82-78 vote against challenger Richard Turner.

“Our longtime representative Mr. Victor Perot was unsuccessful in the election, therefore that disqualifies him from being on East Texas Council of Governments,” County Judge Leward LaFleur explained to commissioners.

The county judge said the court is tasked with appointing a representative from the county that’s involved in city government, serving as either a city councilmember or mayor.

“I spoke with the mayor last week. I think he’d be a great fit there, serving on the executive committee,” LaFleur said.

“I think that Rob will bring a lot to the table, especially

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Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP Elects Kathryn C. Nadro to Partnership and Expands Practice Groups With Addition of New Associates | News

Erwin Oropesa

CHICAGO, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP (“Sugar Felsenthal“) is pleased to announce that Kathryn (“Katie”) C. Nadro, effective January 1, 2021, has been elevated to the law firm partnership.

“Katie exemplifies the best in lawyering and leadership. She has gone above and beyond expectations in addressing client needs, and she has taken on firm initiatives that enrich and safeguard our ethics and our mastery of the law. We could not be more pleased to call her “our partner,”” states Sugar Felsenthal managing partner, Richard Sugar.

Katie focuses her practice on a diverse array of business matters, including data security and privacy compliance, commercial and business disputes, and employment issues. Katie frequently contributes to thought leadership on data privacy, litigation, and employment-related subjects.

Sugar Felsenthal also continues to expand the firm’s capabilities across the Business & Finance, Estate Planning &

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