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What would 200 jobs mean for Wausau?


WAUSAU (WAOW) --  "We have come here today to announce that we have chosen Wausau, WI as home," CEO William Robichaud told a crowd of over fifty Wausau city leaders.

Collaborative Consulting, a Massachusetts based technical company plans to call Wausau home.  And the company may find a healthy talent pool at Northcentral Technical College.

"We have a great curriculum for Collaborative Consulting. They can see what type of grads this region can produce," Dean of Business and Industry Solutions Mark Borowicz said.

The school has been working with the city of Wausau to recruit the company to the area. Borowicz says this will help NTC students stick around after graduation. 

"They will gain valuable experience, stay in the community, spend dollars. It will really be an economic boom to the entire region," Borowicz said.

So what did it take to get the company here? Mayor Jim Tipple says about 2 million dollars in tax credits, training money from the state and other incentives from the city.

"This is the step that shows we can handle the types of opportunities at a higher level," Assistant Community Development Director Heather Wessling explained.

Wessling says Collaborative Consulting will bring in millions of dollars in salaries to the area. "It is a great return on the investment for the city of Wausau and the state of Wisconsin."

The mayor says the company will pay its employees between 50 and 125-thousand dollars a year.  And that money, he says will boost the local economy. 

"People will buy groceries, go to school, fill the schools and it just gets the economy rolling," Mayor Tipple explains.

The company plans to start hiring next week.

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