Letters from the President

February 27, 2020

Michael Hostad and Joe Poeschl were on different career paths before they co-founded The Commons six years ago. 

The Commons, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, is a skills accelerator for college students in Wisconsin.

Hostad, executive director of The Co...

September 19, 2019

A proposal advanced by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and others to increase the sales tax in Milwaukee County by 1 percentage point has yet to win the endorsement of the county’s municipalities, but that may change Oct. 14.

The Intergovernmental Cooperatio...

September 15, 2019

Some of Milwaukee’s largest business and philanthropic organizations plan to create an investment fund to promote economic development and affordable housing in neighborhoods surrounding downtown.

The organizers don’t have a targeted dollar amount yet, but $50 million h...

September 13, 2019

Milwaukee has a great college ecosystem but has had trouble retaining talent over the years, a trend that needs to be reversed in order for our city to grow. Lately, I have noticed a lot of momentum: new developments, programming and business growth within our city.


September 13, 2019

A little more than two years ago, veteran Wisconsin entrepreneur Bill Harrigan ripped up all his old business plans and relaunched Grafton-based Harrigan Solutions around ideas that aren’t taught in business school.

The man with a marketing degree immersed himself in br...

September 9, 2019

Revenue Generated Would Ease Property Tax Burden

Milwaukee County leaders are proposing a 1 percent local sales tax increase that could be reinvested into the community through property tax relief and refurbishing the county's aging buildings. 

State Rep. Evan Goyke, D-M...