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More Than Downtown Development Needed

More Than Downtown Development Needed

City leaders at economic summit say more development must occur in neighborhoods.

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

City Residents Hiring Program Falls Short

Promising effort employs minorities in construction, needs more monitoring and funding.

300+ Strong Amplifies Black Voices

300+ Strong Amplifies Black Voices

Black community leaders pay tribute to Eric Von, challenge youth to “pick up the baton.”

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Aldermen Unveil Anti-Violence Initiative

Hamilton and 11 other aldermen call for “holistic approach” to gun violence.

CEO Pay Drives Inequality, Researcher Finds

CEO Pay Drives Inequality, Researcher Finds

Data on Milwaukee CEOs discussed at UWM summit on inequality.

UW-Milwaukee hosts experts discussion of city’s growing inequality
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UW-Milwaukee hosts experts discussion of city’s growing inequality

The event takes place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Edith S. Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

Black Leaders Say Joblessness Among Black Men is Rooted in Racism

Black Leaders Say Joblessness Among Black Men is Rooted in Racism

Summit explores the causes of high black male unemployment in Milwaukee.

Chief Flynn Calls for Tougher Gun Laws

Chief Flynn Calls for Tougher Gun Laws

Bashes concealed carry law, says carrying illegal firearm should be a felony.

Data Wonk: Predicting Wisconsin’s Economic Future
Data Wonk

Predicting Wisconsin’s Economic Future

Two commentators fiercely disagree as to whether Wisconsin has turned the corner. Who’s right?

Data Wonk: Will Streetcar Help The Inner City?
Data Wonk

Will Streetcar Help The Inner City?

Opponents say it won’t. Let’s examine the data.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee’s Miraculous Water Hub
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee’s Miraculous Water Hub

Almost overnight, the city has become an international leader in water technology, says the national media. Are they right?

Luxury versus necessities
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Luxury versus necessities

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. December 9, 2014

Data Wonk: Is Walker to Blame for Poor Job Growth?
Data Wonk

Is Walker to Blame for Poor Job Growth?

Liberal and conservatives adamantly disagree. What does the data show?

Plenty of Horne: Will Water Technology Transform the City?
Plenty of Horne

Will Water Technology Transform the City?

Badger Meter CEO says Milwaukee can remake itself as 15th century Florence once did, in speech at downtown GMC event.

Planning and a Pint Series Takes on Bradley Center Debate
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Planning and a Pint Series Takes on Bradley Center Debate

Discussion at the Bradley Center will center around future of facility, and the possibility a new arena.

Murphy’s Law: The Myth of the Welders Shortage
Murphy’s Law

The Myth of the Welders Shortage

Journal Sentinel claims it’s because MATC does a poor job of training workers. Is that true?

Murphy’s Law: Does Wisconsin Really Have a “Skills Gap”?
Murphy’s Law

Does Wisconsin Really Have a “Skills Gap”?

Journal Sentinel stories continue to insist we do, but a new study says no.

Murphy’s Law: The World According to Tim Sullivan
Murphy’s Law

The World According to Tim Sullivan

The business leader's unproven idea of a “skills gap” is misleading state policymakers.

Murphy’s Law: The $74 Million Gamble
Murphy’s Law

The $74 Million Gamble

Can Milwaukee become a world water hub? It’s betting $74 million it can.

Prof. Levine Presents Bleak Job Market

Prof. Levine Presents Bleak Job Market

Professor Marc Levine presented a a communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Economic Development regarding employment trends in the country’s cities. Professor Levine presented a fairly bleak view of Milwaukee’s job market and although he thought some of the efforts by the City of Milwaukee were positive he said they were “micro fixes […]