Letters from the President

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.

Cas...

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...

July 17, 2019

Scale Up Milwaukee is now accepting applications for its third cohort of SPARC, a training course for minority- and women-owned businesses in the Milwaukee area.

The five-session SPARC program, launched in 2017, caters to central city businesses with $100,000...

June 18, 2019

Rising Tide will help minority business owners

Scale Up Milwaukee is launching a new program called Rising Tide aimed at expanding opportunities, driving revenue growth and increasing wealth among minority business owners.

SUM, a Greater Milwaukee Committee initiative, a...

June 4, 2019

Milwaukee’s public spaces—parks, plaza, streets and sidewalks—will get intensive use and scrutiny during the Democratic National Convention in July 2020. This public realm is a complex network that knits together a city and influences—intentionally or not—the impressio...

An initiative focused on accelerating small business growth in neighborhoods surrounding downtown Milwaukee will begin accepting applications on June 10 for small business loans and technical support.

A new website and additional information about the Brew City Match pr...

A Wisconsin-based group is looking to shake up the way elections are held in the state in a bid to help politicians forge compromises and break political gridlock.

Democracy Found is pushing for open primaries with the top four finishers, regardless of party, advancing...

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The greater downtown building boom extends to more than new apartment complexes. Four of the city’s largest arts and culture organizations are in the...

The Arts and Culture Building Boom

May 15, 2018

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