The Milwaukee manufacturing facility would be the companyâ¿¿s first.Keville said he has not chosen a site. He said he wants the building to be near one of the two places where the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is establishing its School of Freshwater Sciences. American Micro Detection Systems is looking at the Reed Street Yards property, where the city plans to establish a business park for water companies. Reed Street Yards, along with the Great Lakes Water Institute on Greenfield Avenue, is one of the two sites for School of Freshwater Sciences buildings. Keville said he also has looked at two nearby sites: The Tannery at 720 W. Virginia St. and the building at 234 W. Florida St. Keville said the city of Milwaukee has offered forgivable loans to the project and the state of Wisconsin is offering tax credits. Both packages require the company to create new jobs. He would not give details on the incentive packages because the company has not yet signed the deals. â¿¿What I am so pleased about is the level of enthusiasm we are seeing from the city of Milwaukee,â¿ Keville said. â¿¿We were courted by a number of other states who were willing to give us cash up front.â¿ Keville said he signed non-disclosure agreements with other states that offered incentive packages and could not name which other locations he considered. Keville said Milwaukee is attractive because its local companies can supply the services AMDS needs and because of the efforts to brand that area as a worldwide hub of companies whose products involve water. â¿¿Itâ¿¿s in its infancy,â¿ Keville said, â¿¿but it is only going to grow. Lake Michigan isnâ¿¿t going to get any cleaner by itself.â¿ Meeusen said AMDSâ¿¿s planned move to Milwaukee is further proof for skeptics that Milwaukee can become a international seat of water technology companies.
â¿¿If we were located on Lake Superior, we would call it Lake Pretty Good,â¿ he said. â¿¿We just never believe that we are anything, and I find that very frustrating. The fact of the matter is Milwaukee is a water hub.â¿Copyright 2010 American City Business Journals http://milwaukee.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2010/07/12/daily56.html?ana=thestreet