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A report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that the leaders of the Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force are calling for a regional tax to support cultural institutions in the area.  That is reportedly in the draft of the final report the task force plans to issue.

Compost Crusader

Milwaukeeans looking to start a business now have another funding source.

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How important are small businesses to the state's economy?

Wallpaper Comeback Gives Wauwatosa Shop a Boost

Feb 6, 2015
Erin Toner

A story of “what’s old is new again.” Wallpaper, the stuff you painstakingly peeled from your walls over the past few decades, is once again cool.

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We hear a lot about the effort to lure entrepreneurs to the Milwaukee area – and the challenges that effort faces.

OSHA has identified more than 1,000 worker injuries at the company facilities in Arcadia, including severed fingers.

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Earlier this week, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce brought together a diverse group of business leaders to discuss how equality plays out in the workplace.

That’s an issue the Human Rights Campaign has worked on for a long time. One of the leaders of that effort is Deena Fidas, who heads the HRC’s Workplace Equality Program and directs its yearly Corporate Equality Index survey

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The most recent data put the unemployment rate at 5.4 percent - with job creation numbers in Wisconsin remaining below the national rate.

S Bence

Any day now, the 'Sage on Jackson' apartment complex is expected to be dubbed LEED Platinum Certified Building by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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

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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.  

Ann-Elise Henzl

The city of Milwaukee’s license division is continuing to accept applications from prospective taxi operators. 

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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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