Public Policy Forum Blog

Big in Japan

According to a recent The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
The story is simple: Everyone is losing manufacturing jobs (yes, even China). Some regions are transitioning. Some are not.

Sure, we could subsidize developers in hopes of spurring new downtown construction. But, if the Tokyo boom teaches us anything, finding ways to bolster a high-end services economy may be a more efficient strategy in building a postcard-worthy skyline for Milwaukee's downtown.