Today U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) lauded the announcement that the Spanish Company Ingeteam will build a new factory in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley and create clean-energy, high-tech manufacturing jobs.
Just last month, Ingeteam was awarded more than $1.66 million in tax credits through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as part of a $2.3 billion investment nationwide. Moore voted for the tax credits as part of ARRA, which became law on February 17, 2009, to help create good clean-energy jobs in communities across the country.
Congresswoman Moore said, "This shows that Ingeteam knows what we know -- Milwaukee has a world-class workforce and our workers make Milwaukee a perfect choice. Manufacturing helped build Milwaukee and bringing clean-energy manufacturing jobs here is crucial to helping our area compete in the 21st century global economy."
"This is exactly the type of investment we planned when the stimulus became law one year ago," Moore continued. "This tax credit will help create good, new jobs in high-tech manufacturing and clean-energy now and help build the foundation for long-term economic growth."
Moore has worked to help redevelop the Menomonee Valley. Specifically, she has secured Federal funding to help make the area more business friendly.