The former Domtar Paper Mill in Port Edwards is on the verge of rebirth as the Central Wisconsin Applied Research and Business Park. Joseph Moore, chief operating officer of DMI Acquisitions of Columbus, Ohio, tells NPR that about half of the old structure will soon see the face of the wrecking ball. Other parts of the property may be available for lease as early as March. The Ohio based DMI acquired the property earlier this year and is moving ahead with transforming it into a new business park. Joe Moore explained that many of the assets that made the property attractive as a paper mill make it good for a new economy business park. “We chose Port Edwards because of its location, its workforce, its proximity to multiple municipalities, the academia in the area with Mid-State Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point,” he says in this Wisconsin NPR interview.