Project Milwaukee
3:39 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Ingredients for Economic Development in Southeastern Wisconsin

Panelists represented interests ranging from politics to business to the environment.

Last week, WUWM presented reports on economic development in southeast Wisconsin – extending to the greater Chicago area. Planners insist the corridor has the potential to be a global force, including in the fields of advanced manufacturing and water-related technologies.

Panelists offered their perspectives on what will enable southeastern Wisconsin prosper.

Our project included a forum at Wingspread in Racine, where representatives of various sectors shared their vision for the region.

The participants were: Racine Mayor John Dickert, Milwaukee Commissioner of City Development Rocky Marcoux, President/Founder of the Kenosha Harbor Market Ray Forgianni, Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik, Executive Director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commmission Ken Yunker, Executive Director of the Milwaukee 7 Pat O’Brien and Director of Environmental Programming at Wingspread Lynn Broaddus.

Here is a sampling of what they believe the region needs to propel itself forward.