economic development

April 16, 2018 - 8:15am
In the most recent issue of our Focus newsletter, we briefly mentioned a proposal to create dedicated autonomous vehicle lanes to accommodate Foxconn trucks from Mitchell Field in Milwaukee to Mount Pleasant in neighboring Racine County. Space...
September 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Our latest research finds that the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area has made strides in increasing educational attainment levels and adding scientists, engineers, and technology workers to the regional talent pool. Yet, with regard to other...
July 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
If you happen to be walking down a commercial corridor in Milwaukee, pause for a moment and take a look around. Do you see any banners? How about planters or special pavers for the crosswalk? Is there a festival taking place or are there any cleanup...
March 27, 2017 - 8:00am
The rise of smart phones, mobile applications, and new private transportation service providers has ushered in a highly experimental period in which transit systems are testing new ways of providing services. Is it time for similar experimentation...
March 23, 2017 - 8:00am
Earlier this month, Good Jobs First, a non-partisan accountability firm that tracks public subsidies, published a report on city and county online disclosure practices. The report specifically focuses on public sector subsidies for economic...
November 21, 2016 - 10:11am
The inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week took place the first week of November, bringing entrepreneurs together to learn from one another. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Wisconsin was recently ranked last in the nation for startup...
March 4, 2016 - 8:40am
Why did a majority of young, college-educated Americans choose to live in downtown areas rather than suburbs between 2000 and 2010? A new study by researchers at UC-Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania finds that an increased desire to live...
February 2, 2016 - 9:00am
An article published in the Boston Globe over the weekend discusses an ongoing challenge for many Boston residents who work in the suburbs: a lack of transportation options to make it the final distance from the nearest transit stop to their...
August 4, 2015 - 8:00am
In recent years, concerns have been raised by neighborhood-based organizations in Milwaukee regarding the stability of key public funding sources that support their programs. Our new report analyzes the extent to which local community development...
July 23, 2015 - 8:00am
Plan commissions are an often overlooked but ubiquitous part of local land use decision-making throughout the Greater Milwaukee region. In a new report released today, we shed light on what plan commissions in southeast Wisconsin look like, what...

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