Project Milwaukee: Creating a Vibrant Regional Economy

"Our Project Milwaukee coverage included more than twenty-five interviews and reports, from the newsroom and Lake Effect, in addition to our community forum. It was exciting to collaborate on an effort that brought so many voices to the table, and which set the stage for future discussions of issues of importance to southeastern Wisconsin." -- Ann-Elise Henzl, WUWM News Producer / Reporter

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Project Milwaukee
2:19 pm
Tue November 13, 2007

The Impact of Rapid Transit

There’s been a lot of debate locally about creating a regional transit system. Supporters say it would boost the economy and help low income people get to where jobs are being created. To get a feel for the impact rapid transit can have on a community, WUWM’s LaToya Dennis traveled to Minneapolis where a rapid transit system has been in place since 2004.

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Project Milwaukee
2:17 pm
Tue November 13, 2007

Regional Cooperation

When people talk about economic development, the issue of “regionalism” usually comes up – the idea that communities should work together so the entire region benefits. As part of our “Project Milwaukee” series, WUWM's Erin Toner talked about regional cooperation with Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas.

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Project Milwaukee
2:14 pm
Tue November 13, 2007

Residents Revitalize Walnut Way Neighborhood

Sharon Adams

Walnut Way covers a 30-block area tucked along North Avenue. WUWM’s Susan Bence recently met Sharon Adams at their community center. Adams has been instrumental in the neighborhood’s rebirth.

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Project Milwaukee
2:09 pm
Mon November 12, 2007

Community Development

Howard Snyder is executive director of the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation. He’s held the job for 25 years. He talks with Jane Hampden as part of WUWM’s Project Milwaukee series on economic development.

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Project Milwaukee
1:58 pm
Mon November 12, 2007

Why the Twin Cities are Tops

In a recent study by MarketWatch.com, Milwaukee was ranked as the 18th best city in which to do business. The Minneapolis- Saint Paul region was ranked number one. We sent WUWM’s LaToya Dennis to the Twin Cities to find out why.

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