economic development

December 14, 2012 - 8:00am
In a new report examining Milwaukee’s workforce development system, the Public Policy Forum cites a higher level of coordination and cohesion among key workforce development players since the establishment of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment...
April 30, 2012 - 8:00am
A recent Public Policy Forum report looked at the impacts university research can have on local economic development and presented several models that could help to expand technology transfer in southeast Wisconsin. We found that while coordinated...
March 1, 2012 - 1:50pm
The Public Policy Forum's November 2011 report on Milwaukee's economic development landscape - Assembling the Parts - has triggered considerable discussion about the need for strategic economic development planning in Milwaukee. Calls for such...
January 25, 2012 - 11:45am
As reported earlier this week in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the UWM Center for Economic Development's latest report on race and employment paints a devastating picture of the depth of joblessness in Milwaukee's central city. According to the...
December 14, 2011 - 8:00am
With the end of the year upon us, it’s time once again for the Forum to unveil its top five research findings of 2011. We started this annual tradition last year with a list that included findings on Milwaukee's skilled workforce, Milwaukee Area...
December 5, 2011 - 10:00am
On its face, the recent announcement that Wauwatosa mayor Jill Didier is leaving office to become Milwaukee County's new Economic Development Coordinator is promising news on the economic development front. As a former mayor, Didier obviously has...
November 13, 2011 - 6:00am
In a 2006 report on the City of Milwaukee’s economic development efforts, the Public Policy Forum concluded that “unlike the vast majority of its peer cities, the City of Milwaukee has neglected to sit down with stakeholders and map out an economic...
October 31, 2011 - 9:30am
In a rare showing of bipartisan accord in Madison last week, the Wisconsin Assembly unanimously passed a bill allowing local governments to create new tax incremental financing (TIF) districts jointly between two bordering municipalities. The...
October 24, 2011 - 8:20am
This afternoon the Public Policy Forum takes up the topic of the economic impact of academic research at our Viewpoint luncheon. One specific way in which research leads to job creation and business development is via technology transfer – the legal...
June 23, 2011 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele recently named Brian Taffora as Milwaukee County’s new director of economic development. According to the press release, the new director will be responsible for achieving Abele’s economic development...

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