Company Fined $2.75M for Missing Job Creation Goal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A development company has agreed to pay $2.75 million in damages for falling short of a promise to create 2,000 jobs with a three-building complex in La Crosse.

The La Cross Tribune reports that after agreeing to pay the damages, Weber Holdings was awarded purchase rights to a city-owned parking lot that may become the site of a fourth building.

As part of its agreement with the city, the company headed by Logistics Health Inc. chief executive Don Weber was supposed to create the new jobs by Jan. 1, 2013. But the city says that to date, 1,400 to 1,800 jobs have been created.

Mayor Tim Kabat says Weber didn't try to avoid the penalty after missing the deadline, and has shown he's true to his word.


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