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Kenosha is a city in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. As of a 2002 census estimate, Kenosha's population is 92,808. It is estimated that Kenosha's population as of 2006 is around 96,845.
On the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan, Kenosha is the fourth largest city in Wisconsin behind Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. Kenosha is considered to be greater Chicagoland's northernmost suburb at 55 miles distance from the Chicago epicenter; Kenosha is also 35 miles south of Milwaukee.
Between 1902 and 1988 Kenosha produced millions of automobiles and trucks under such well-remembered marques as Jeffery, Rambler, Nash, Hudson, LaFayette, and AMC. American Motors once operated two assembly plants in the city until AMC was merged into what was then the Chrysler Corporation in 1987. An engine plant for DaimlerChrysler remains, but the American Motors lakeshore assembly plant was demolished in 1989 and repatriated into upscale HarborPark. AMC's predecessor in the area, Nash Motors, was formed in Kenosha in 1916 by Charles W. Nash, for whom a 47-acre westside park and a nearby elementary school are named.
Kenosha's employment and residency demographics are mainly white-collar, and tourism is a major contributor to the city's economy which saw a record $211.4 million tourist dollars in 2005, a rise of three percent over 2004 despite flat tourist spending of $11.81 billion statewide.
The city's largest employer is the multi-level educational system. Kenosha's largest private employer is Abbott Laboratories, which has recently been expanding its local real-estate holdings.
- DaimlerChrysler (Kenosha Engine Plant)
- G. LeBlanc Corporation
- Jelly Belly (Manufacturing / Warehousing)
- Jockey International, Inc. (World Headquarters)
- Ocean Spray
- Snap-on Tools (World Headquarters)
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