Green Bay Packaging project cost estimate missed, so Brown County might pay millions more

Six months after overwhelmingly approving $5.3 million in aid to help a local paper mill grow, Brown County supervisors will be asked to increase that contribution by almost $3 million.

That’s because the county’s original estimate of site-work costs for the Green Bay Packaging Inc. expansion fell about $6.5 million short of what it will cost to do the necessary work, lawmakers were told in a closed-door meeting on Dec. 10.

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