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August Letter from the President

"Human potential is a catalyst for business and economic success. For young people to be part of that success, we must help them tap into opportunities. It is vital they can access options to reskill, to adapt to new technology, to relocate to take on jobs in other regions and countries, and to learn on-the-job, online and in the classroom. If business, government and citizens want to ensure sustainable growth, they must partner to make these options available to youth." Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroup Huffington Post 2015 Meet Katrina, a UWM graduate, who after thinking her education and career were over, leveraged her experience with The Commons to a software engineering posi

New growth-training program launching for Milwaukee businesses

Scale Up Milwaukee is launching SPARC, a new growth-training program for Milwaukee businesses. Milwaukee companies with revenue between $100,000 and $1 million can apply for the program to learn how to think about growth. Scale Up Milwaukee is an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee and supported by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. SPARC companies will take part in four sessions from October through December. Participation in the program is free, and admission does not come with funding for the businesses.The first cohort of SPARC has the capacity for 30 companies. The online application on Scale Up's website is open through Sept. 15. SPARC draws from Scale Up Milwauk

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