State Representative Joel Kitchens has announced that the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee has approved funding for the Kewaunee Harbor project. Harbor revitalization has been listed as a major component of Kewaunee County’s economic recovery plan after the loss of over 600 jobs when the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant closed. The Kewaunee Harbor has 6,500 feet of breakwater and pier structures, and 5,500 feet of maintained channel, it has been a commercial harbor since 1881. The harbor has fallen into disrepair and the restoration will improve its safety and act as a business and interest draw. The city has already removed several buildings making real estate ready for development, and has a letter of intent from a construction firm to develop in the area. The issue was one of the major topics when a group of citizens went to Madison for Door Kewaunee Legislative Days in April. Kitchens applauded the Joint Finance Committee and thanked co-chairs Representative John Nygren and Senator Alberta Darling for their support of the project.