The Executive Director of the Forest County Economic Partnership has resigned as reported by the Florence Mining News and Forest Republican.
Jim Schuessler cited personal reasons for his decision. A call to Schuessler for comment was not immediately returned.
Schuessler has been a proponent of a proposed off-road park in Forest county which has been controversial. Proponents say the park would bring economic development. Opponents say the park could cost local taxpayers and question tactics used by those in favor of the project.
State Highway 55 could become the state's fifth Scenic Byway corridor. A meeting Wednesday, April 23, in Mole Lake will enable the public to see what is in the works.
The program is administered by the Department of Transportation. Highways with historic and scenic corridors are considered. If adopted, the stretch of Highway 55 north from Menominee county through Forest county to the Michigan line would be known as the the Wolf River-Nicolet Scenic Byway.
A recent partnership should mean more money for business development in Forest county. That word from Jim Schuessler of Forest County Economic Development Partnership.
Schuessler says the state agency the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is asking groups to regionalize to create larger pools of funds. He says Forest county decided to join the Central Wisconsin Economic Development loan fund. Schuessler says that alignment allows for access to millions of dollars of funds for Forest county...