Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Start-Ups Shine During Milwaukee's Entrepreneur Week

Employees build mirrors and light fixtures at Scathain in Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Entrepreneur Week kicks off Monday in Milwaukee. The city has helped plan more than a dozen events to help new businesses grow.

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Economy & Business
4:03 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

New Milwaukee Seed Accelerator Seeks To Jump-Start Innovation Among College Students


Organizers hope The Commons, a new seed accelerator project, will spark more collaboration between the business community and higher education institutions in the Milwaukee region.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Wisconsin Startups Compete for $100,000

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Wisconsin may not be known for its entrepreneurial spirit, yet some investors are convinced the state holds potential.

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11:23 am
Wed October 1, 2014

The Role UWM's Business School Plays in Milwaukee

Dean Timothy Smunt
Credit UWM Alumni Association / Flickr

Over the summer on Lake Effect, Milwaukee financier and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar talked about the importance of a strong business school in the community - in this case, the one that carries his name.  

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Economy & Business
4:21 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Positive Outlook For Hiring In Wisconsin


There's positive news in the Wisconsin employment picture. A quarterly hiring survey done by Manpower Group indicates that many Wisconsin employers believe they're going to be adding new staff in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

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Economy & Business
3:43 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

High Hopes for Seed Accelerator Linking Universities in Southeastern Wisconsin

Alison Bauter covers technology and innovation, among other things, for the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Two local organizations focused on innovation and the Milwaukee economy are teaming up with nearly two dozen colleges and universities to create a seed accelerator.

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Economy & Business
1:23 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

What Is True Business Innovation?

Alison Bauter is a reporter who covers small business, start-ups, technology, finance, and education for the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Buzzwords come and go. According to the Global Language Monitor, which tracks English language usage and compiles a yearly list of the top 50 business buzzwords, 2013 was the year of proactive, monetize, transparency, and win-win, among others.  

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2:36 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

St. Charles' RePurpose says 'YES!' to Milwaukee Youth

St. Charles' RePurpose gives Milwaukee youth a chance to prove themselves.
Credit repurposemke


Helping youth get that critical experience is at the heart of the mission of the Youth Employment Services, or YES, program. It’s run by the Milwaukee nonprofit St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Inc., a social service agency that serves at-risk youth and their families.

Last year, St. Charles’ opened RePurpose, a non-profit resale shop in Sherman Park, to serve as a training ground for these young people to learn on-the-job work skills.

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Economy & Business
11:33 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Flying Car Seeks to Insert Innovation Chip Into Milwaukee

Flying Car Milwaukee's three day annual event will begin next Wednesday.
Credit Courtesy of Flying Car

Next week, people from across a diverse group of disciplines will converge on UW-Milwaukee's Zelazo Center to talk about innovation - but not necessarily in the sense of invention.

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Economy & Business
2:46 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Want to Buy Grand Avenue Mall? Auction Bids Start at $4.75 Million

The Shops of Grand Avenue mall was listed for auction this week.
Credit WUWM News

Milwaukee's long-declining downtown shopping mall, the Shops of Grand Avenue, is again on the block.

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