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Mark Hogan Highlights WEDC Partnership at GMC Event

The Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) held its membership meeting, with a focus on the Scale Up program and regional jobs creation, at the University Club on April 10. Leaders from local corporations and nonprofits attended the April event in support of the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s work and for a progress update. During the meeting it was announced that the GMC program Scale Up Milwaukee had created almost 500 jobs since it began. “Altogether 57 companies have graduated from the six-month Scalerator program over the last three years,” said Julia Taylor, President of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. “In partnership with WEDC, the Scalerator program was launched in 2013 to help local and

New linear park coming to Beerline Trail

A new park will line the Beerline Trail extension in the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods, according to a news release from the Greater Milwaukee Committee. Hood Design Studio, led by Walter Hood, will design the linear park along the section of the trail from N. Richards Street to the Capitol Drive overpass. This section of the path opened in August 2015. A design concept for the park will be completed this year. The project is the next phase of a two-year Kresge Foundation Harvesting Leading Practices grant. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fund for Lake Michigan have also supported the trail project. Based on feedback from residents and sta

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