Project Milwaukee: Ingredients for Economic Development in Southeastern Wisconsin

Jun 13, 2011

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.
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.