Future of state paper industry under discussion

Posted: 5:30 PM, Sep 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 18:30:35-04
Future of state paper industry under discussion

A discussion on the state of the paper industry is happening Thursday night in Appleton.

A panel of state leaders and experts in the paper industry are discussing the industry's future. This talk comes at an important time a week before the State Senate has a requested deadline to vote on the Kimberly-Clark incentive package.

The bill to keep the Cold Spring plant open in Fox Crossing passed the Assembly in February, but according to reports, senators aren't all on the same page. At least two Republicans have said they won't vote for the bill.

The $100 million tax incentive package was an effort to keep nearly 500 jobs; it's like the Foxconn package.

Kimberly-Clark and Governor Scott Walker are asking for the Senate to vote on the deal by September 30th. On Thursday the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce asked Kimberly-Clark to delay this decision in hopes of getting bipartisan support for the vote.

The Vice President of Economic Development for the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce says the chamber is requesting Kimberly-Clark delay the decision until November 30th.