economic development

May 13, 2011 - 11:51am
A New York Times article yesterday noted that financially-challenged municipalities across the country are calling on land-holding non-profit/tax-exempt organizations to make larger contributions in lieu of property taxes. These organizations,...
October 5, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
Identifying the right group of metro areas with which to compare Milwaukee is a frequent dilemma for Public Policy Forum staff. Our answer is ever evolving. Typical decisions affecting our choices include level of geography (city, metropolitan...
July 1, 2010 - 8:15am
Since its establishment in 2005, the Main Street Milwaukee (MSM) Program has been a highly touted economic development program designed to promote economic growth and revitalization in six selected city neighborhoods. MSM - a partnership between the...
April 29, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
A Public Policy Forum survey of healthcare employers finds that despite near-record unemployment rates in the region, southeast Wisconsin’s healthcare sector faces a distinctive challenge: finding sufficient numbers of qualified and trained workers...
March 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
As elected officials, business leaders and economic development officials across the country work to position their regions to compete successfully in the 21st century global economy, "innovation" has become a key theme.While not easily definable, "...
March 2, 2010 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
Last week’s “Water and People” conference presented by the Marquette University Law School underscored the importance of water to Wisconsin in terms of a natural resource, an economic development driver, and a commodity to be regulated and...
December 22, 2009 - 7:30am
By: Anonymous
The annual cost of operating a high-quality child care or early education center in southeast Wisconsin is an estimated $11,000 per child, more than double the cost of a typical program in the region today, according to the Public Policy Forum’s...
October 23, 2009 - 8:00am
The Public Policy Forum is pleased to launch a new research product today in partnership with UWM's Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) and The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee: results from our new The People Speak poll.The...
October 6, 2009 - 8:45am
By: Anonymous
You know the drill: Wisconsin’s economic strategy just isn’t measuring up compared to others.A July 18th editorial claimed “Wisconsin is struggling.” It said Iowa seems to have a better plan. An August 8th column by John Torinus argued, “We get...
July 22, 2009 - 2:26pm
By: Anonymous
It is an uphill battle to revitalize downtown retail in this economy, but Milwaukee’s downtown Business Improvement District is responding by hiring Deanna Inniss to recruit retailers to the city.One may question why her list of tasks, as reported...

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