Project Milwaukee: International Group to Study our Economic Region

Jun 6, 2011

An international group specializing in regional economic development is going to examine the corridor along southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois and recommend ways we might strengthen our region globally.

This week, WUWM presents a special series, called Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections.

We will explore efforts to cultivate a regional corridor between Milwaukee and the Greater Chicago area.

Economic development experts insist regions are the key player in today's global economy.

Richard Longworth is a senior fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of the book, Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism.

He told WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl that an international group based in Paris called the OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, is going to examine our region and suggest ways to grow its economy.