Letters from the President

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.


April 22, 2019

If you've got your finger on Milwaukee's pulse, you've heard of The Commons by now. And if you can't seem to find Milwaukee's pulse, I'm here to help you out. (But first, call 911 and start CPR.)

The Commons is an insanely cool collaboration that sits between three very...

May 3, 2018

Milwaukee student entrepreneurship program The Commons is expanding to Madison.

A rendering of the 50,000 square-foot StartingBlock Madison building.

The Commons offers a mentor-driven seed accelerator program for entrepreneurial college students, as well as other progra...

A home fitness device for climbers, a software that helps search and rescue planning and an app upgrade that allows consumers to more easily return items at Kohl's were among the student startup ventures pitched at The Commons Demo Day for the spring class of 2018.


March 16, 2016

In order for companies and communities to thrive these days, they must innovate. A program in Milwaukee nurtures talent among college students with hopes of keeping them here. It’s called The Commons.

On a recent Tuesday night, small groups of students are scattered thr...

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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...

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