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...

Jason Rae, founder and CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, state Sen. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Maggie Beckley of Advocate Aurora Health are among a group of 10 Milwaukee young professionals chosen to take part in the Young American Leaders Program (Y...

Education officials and leaders in Milwaukee’s business community want state authorities to approve funding to replace the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Chemistry Building. 

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed capital budget includes about $129.5 million to replac...

The largest airline at Milwaukee's flagship airport will sponsor a grant for local aviation workforce development.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has awarded a grant of unspecified value to the Greater Milwaukee Committee as part of a nationwide grant program. The grant...

Julia Taylor thought she would make her living as an artist. 

She always enjoyed drawing. As a high school student, she drew portraits for $25 at the county fair, then graduated with a minor in art from Ball State University. Now, the president of the Greater Milwa...

National Urban League president and CEO Marc Morial visited Milwaukee Saturday to meet with community and business leaders to talk about strategies to improve outcomes in our urban settings. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal fr...

JPMorgan Chase is donating $3.5 million to a partnership of Milwaukee economic development organizations to support commercial building and entrepreneurship in low-income areas and neighborhoods serving people of color.

A group of Milwaukee organizations that include th...