Project Milwaukee: Creating a Vibrant Regional Economy en Project Milwaukee Forum Excerpts <p>WUWM's Project Milwaukee: Creating A Vibrant Regional Economy forum was held on Thursday, November 15th, 2007 at the UWM School of Continuing Education.<br><br>The 90-minute community forum brought together community leaders and the public to discuss issues of economic development, growth, and jobs in the Milwaukee region.Bob Bach and Jane Hampden served as moderators.<br><br>Susan Bence collected some of the comments made during that discussion.<br><br><strong>Panelists included:</strong><br><br>Renee Booker is president and CEO of the North Avenue Community Development Corporation. Fri, 16 Nov 2007 21:08:52 +0000 Susan Bence 2171 at Project Milwaukee Forum Excerpts Public Policy Forum <p></p><p>Jeffrey Brown is president of Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum. He talks with Jane Hampden about government redundancy, education and Wisconsin taxes in the final interview of Lake Effect’s Project Milwaukee series.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:49:37 +0000 Jane Hampden 2169 at Regional 'Cooperation' in southeastern Wisconsin <p></p><p>John Antaramian is mayor of Kenosha; he’s held the office for 13 years. He talks with Jane Hampden about regional cooperation… or lack of it… as part of WUWM’s Project Milwaukee series. WUWM’s community forum, Project Milwaukee: Creating a Vibrant Regional Economy, takes place Thursday at four o’clock on the 7th floor of the Plankinton Building in downtown Milwaukee. WUWM will record the discussion and air the forum on Lake Effect Monday, November 19th.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:46:02 +0000 cynthia.akey 2168 at Mayor Tom Barrett Shares Top Priorities for Economic Growth <p></p><p>We asked Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for his perspective on local economic development. He told WUWM's Bob Bach that as mayor, one of his top priorities when it comes to helping the region prosper, is job creation.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:43:11 +0000 Bob Bach 2158 at County Executive Scott Walker Discusses Economic Challenges <p>As our series on economic development continues, we ask Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker to share his views regarding the challenges the community faces and its successes. Walker tells WUWM's Bob Bach that economic development here is a two-sided tale.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:39:53 +0000 Bob Bach 2157 at Minorities in Real Estate <p>Mark Eppli is founder of the ACRE program at Marquette University, which stands for Associates in Commercial Real Estate. It’s a training program for minorities in commercial real estate. Eppli is Bell Chair of Real Estate at Marquette. Barry Mandel, president of Milwaukee’s Mandel Group, is funding the ACRE program for the next three years with a one-hundred-five thousand dollar grant.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:35:45 +0000 Jane Hampden 2155 at Customized Tech Training <p>One of the key things manufacturers look for when deciding whether to locate or expand in a city is the quality of the workforce. In the Milwaukee region, employers and tech schools are increasingly working together to match people to specific jobs. Ann-Elise Henzl reports.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:33:38 +0000 Erin Toner 2153 at Customized Tech Training Crisis of Joblessness <p></p><p>The latest Census figures show that in 2006, nearly one of every two working-age black men in metro Milwaukee was unemployed or out of the labor force. We have more from WUWM’s Erin Toner.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:30:35 +0000 Erin Toner 2152 at Super Steel's Keith Trafton <p>Some Milwaukee employers who are concerned about the quality of the workforce are taking matters into their own hands. Super Steel on the city's northwest side chose to work with technical schools, to fashion customized training for welders. Ann-Elise Henzl visited Super Steel as part of our Project Milwaukee coverage on economic development. President and CEO Keith Trafton told her why he got into the training business.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:26:59 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 2150 at The Third Ward's Evolution <p></p><p>Milwaukee native Ron San Felippo is president of the Historic Third Ward Association. He talks with Jane Hampden about the evolution of the neighborhood as part of WUWM’s series, Project Milwaukee: Creating A Vibrant Regional Economy.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:23:36 +0000 Jane Hampden 2149 at