We get some perspective on the importance of the Port of Milwaukee. Leah Dobkin is the author of the book Soul of a Port: The History and Evolution of the Port of Milwaukee, published by The History Press. She spoke with Stephanie Lecci in January.
We hear about the pitch Kenosha makes to businesses on the fence between Wisconsin and Illinois. Todd Battle is the President of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, and was also named one of the Forty Under 40 by the Business Journal of Milwaukee.
Tomorrow on the show, we learn how transportation will play a role in the future growth of Milwaukee southward.
As part of Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we take a virtual economic development trip southward, starting in Milwaukee County. Pat O'Brien is the director of the Milwaukee 7, an economic development organization that takes in the seven southeastern most counties in Wisconsin. He’ll also be part of our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections panel discussion in Racine Wednesday night. That discussion will air on Lake Effect Weekend, Saturday and Sunday afternoon on WUWM.