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Posted on: January 20, 2020

City Thanks Businesses for Commitment to Community & Growth

Stevens Point experienced near-record growth again in 2019 with above-average new value for the 4th straight year, realizing almost $108 million in new value from homes remodeled, new homes built, business reinvestments, and new business construction.

Almost 1,450 permits were issued in 2019 - a number which has been rising steadily for the past five years. 

Numerous projects, from small ones like kitchen fixes all the way up to large projects like the North Side Yard, District 1 Brewing, and Stevens Point Housing’s project on the former K-mart site, all contributed to this tremendous achievement.

The City appreciates all property owners who have invested and re-invested in our community, and thanks each and every one of them for helping make Stevens Point an exceptional place to work, live and play.

Mayor Wiza, Community Development Director Ryan Kernosky, and Portage County Business Council Executive Director Todd Kuckkahn have sent a letter to some businesses that have made a commitment to our community. 

The letter reads, "On behalf of the citizens, business community, and elected officials of the City of Stevens Point, thank you for your continued business investment in our great community."

"2019 was one of the best years for the businesses, and subsequently, the City and our residents. This last year was filled with new developments, expansions, and remodeling within our business community to the tune of nearly $108 Million in value. Your personal and businesses investment in our community should not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Without businesses like yours who are willing to make a commitment to bettering themselves and our community, we could not be successful."

"From major developments like the Delta Dental WI Headquarters relocating to the Portage County Business Park, to the addition of nearly 300 new apartments, to businesses remodeling and expanding, 2020 promises to be yet another year of significant investment by our business community in our great City."

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