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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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Late last month, leaders of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s parent company announced a merger with the E. W. Scripps corporation of Cincinnati.  The deal combines print operations into a 14-newspaper business called Journal Media Group.  It will also bring together broadcast media businesses into a separate company.

Since then, national and local analysts have been discussing what the merger will mean to the financial health of the companies, and what it will mean for local control of Milwaukee’s last daily print newspaper.

Erin Toner

About 600 Milwaukee people are unexpectedly back in the job market after losing theirs when Cargill abruptly closed its slaughterhouse in the Menomonee Valley.

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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.  

The Cargill Company sent shock waves through Milwaukee last week.

Cargill announced it was closing its slaughterhouse in the Menomonee Valley and laying off 600 workers. The company blames the country’s declining herd of beef cattle.

Under Wisconsin law, companies with more than 50 workers must give 60 days’ notice when closing a plant.

Cargill told its 600 workers on Wednesday; then shut the doors, two days later. We asked Governor Walker about the short notice.

The company blames the closure on the country's low beef cattle herd, the lowest, Cargill says, since 1951.

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

Jul 25, 2014
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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.

Thea Treiber

You've probably never noticed the low-slung, unassuming building on Calhoun Road in Brookfield.

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

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Milwaukee has long been a city of beer drinkers. But this week, there’s a special focus on craft brews.

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Though Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport has seen passenger travel drop in the last couple of years, some analysts think the trend may turn.

Not only are current carriers in the market stabilizing, but new reports suggest the airport is actively trying to recruit low-cost international carriers.

Milwaukee Business Journal reporter Stacy Vogel Davis says though the overall trend has continued downward, December numbers showed a modest increase in passengers using the Milwaukee airport.

The Water Council

The idea that Milwaukee could someday become the hub for the world’s freshwater technology innovations has been talked about enough that it seems that it’s a long-held belief by community leaders.

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Boston Store will remain as the west-end anchor of the Shops of Grand Avenue after it agreed this week to four-year lease extension, contingent on city support.

Milwaukee Business Journal

For more than thirty years, the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal of Milwaukee, has specialized in business and economic news around southeastern Wisconsin.

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