Incoming MMAC President Dale Kooyenga predicts the corridor between Chicago and Milwaukee will see substantial development in the coming years, anchored by Microsoft’s operations in the region.

“There’ll be a point here I think in the next five, six years where you see no agricultural land; it’s all developed,” the former GOP lawmaker said yesterday during a Newsmaker luncheon hosted by WisPolitics and the Milwaukee Press Club. “And that Microsoft investment is going to gain a lot of momentum.”

After announcing in the spring that it would invest $1 billion in a Racine County data center, the Washington-based tech giant more recently said it would invest “billions of dollars” into the site originally destined for Foxconn’s Wisconsin operations.

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