WUWM's Project Milwaukee: Creating A Vibrant Regional Economy forum was held on Thursday, November 15th, 2007 at the UWM School of Continuing Education.
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.
Susan Bence collected some of the comments made during that discussion.
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.
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.
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.
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.