economic development

June 21, 2007 - 9:27am
By: Anonymous
Recently, there was an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which reported questions being raised about a public assistance package for a proposed downtown hotel in Waukesha. In the article, the proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) package...
June 1, 2007 - 9:52am
By: Anonymous
I recently read an intriguing article in the "World in 2007" issue of The Economist magazine. In a full-page letter, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former Russian oil tycoon serving a nine-year jail sentence for fraud and tax evasion, gave his thoughts on...
May 21, 2007 - 10:45am
By: Anonymous
It can be exhausting talking about growth all the time. Growth is in every speech, every report, every sound-bite, every strategic plan. I'm guilty as charged - grow the economy, grow the tax base, grow jobs, grow income, etc., etc., etc. Naturally...
May 8, 2007 - 3:19pm
By: Anonymous
The Urban Studies Program at UW-Milwaukee is sponsoring the "Henry Maier State of Milwaukee Summit," May 10, 2007 from 3-7 pm at the Hefter Center (3271 N. Lake Drive). The summit will feature academic and community researchers who will discuss...
April 24, 2007 - 11:07am
By: Anonymous
Northwestern Mutual (NML), Milwaukee's second largest corporation (112th largest in the United States), is highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article as possibly the only company in corporate American that invites a small group of...
April 4, 2007 - 11:41am
By: Anonymous
On April 25th, Forum president Jeff Browne will present the results of our race relations survey at a breakfast event sponsored by The Business Journal, the Valuing Diversity Task Force of Sussex/Lisbon, the Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce, the...
April 2, 2007 - 12:23pm
By: Anonymous
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...
March 7, 2007 - 12:40pm
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett recently announced the creation of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development. This new agency would shift state and federal job training dollars from Milwaukee County's Private Industry Council (check out the PIC's...
March 7, 2007 - 8:37am
The Kaufman Foundation's latest ranking of states puts Wisconsin 30th. The 2007 State New Economy Index finds that states in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, are not adapting their economies to compete effectively in regional and global markets....

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