By Tim Kowols
To visit with former Sister Bay Village Administrator Zeke Jackson these days, you better get behind the long line of developers knocking on his door. Jackson stepped away from his post in Sister Bay last fall to become the new village administrator for Waterford, one of several communities transforming in the shadows of Foxconn-related construction projects. He compared the expected trickle-down effect from the Foxconn campus to what has already occurred near the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C. and Silicon Valley in California. Jackson says his experience managing municipal construction projects in Sister Bay has helped him in his new role.
Similar to Door County, Jackson says having enough housing for the 5,000 construction workers expected for the project this spring and fall could be a challenge, but one they are ready to face.