Janesville working to land medical isotope manufacturer
Janesville appears to have more momentum than two other Wisconsin cities to land a medical isotope manufacturer and 100 or more high-paying jobs.
Greg Piefer, founder and chief executive officer of SHINE Medical Technologies, said Tuesday that his company has not committed to a site in Janesville, Stevens Point or Chippewa Falls for the $80 million start-up operation.
“But we’ve been working awfully hard with the city of Janesville to put together something that might put us there,” Piefer said.
At the moment, that “something” involves the city considering the purchase of 84 acres of farmland on the city’s south side. The city has an option to buy the land, but that option expires Dec. 31.
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