Abele: Milwaukee County making a comeback

CREATED Mar 24, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 24, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele delivered his State of the County address Monday, touching on everything from public transportation, to inmates and the county budget.

Abele spoke to a crowd at O'Donnell Park Monday morning. He says the county's debt is significantly lower, and the county saw a credit upgrade for the first time in many years.

Abele also said there's a reason the "State of the County" was held across the street from the Transit Center - it's because "The Couture" project is moving forward and the transit center will be demolished.

The Couture building will be joined by Northwestern Mutual's new headquarters - the two projects together represent about $750 million.