By Paul Schmitt
Kewaunee 1st Ward Alderperson Arthur Schiller is putting together an organization called “Forward Kewaunee” to develop a business incubator for the city at the old Leyse Aluminum building on Ellis Street that Gannett Company currently owns. The idea began a few weeks ago and Schiller says the plan is to utilize the near 5,000 square foot facility and an equal-size lower level to house 5 to 8 start-up businesses.
Schiller says fundraising plans are being made as the transaction to purchase the building is being negotiated and inspection of the property being done in the next 60 days. Hopes are to open the incubator by the end of the year if all goes well, according to Schiller.