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Wisconsin gives money for Energy Innovation Center

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Construction is expected to start next month on an Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority on Friday announced $900,000 in funding for the center.

The project aims to create a laboratory for innovation in energy and power technologies that could help some of the Wisconsin's largest businesses grow. The center would be located at the former Eaton Corp. research lab building.

The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1kqiabV ) reports the first phase of construction is planned to take one year. A second phase would follow over the next year.

Local academic and business leaders proposed five years ago making Milwaukee a leader in the energy, power and control sector. Project supporters say the money gives a big boost to meeting that goal.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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