Northwest Side CDC Advancing The North Corridor Vision
Keynote and discussion to focus on developing “The 30th Street Corridor Like You’ve Never Seen It Before”
MILWAUKEE – October 24, 2016 – The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation will host an economic development forum, “The 30th Street Corridor Like You’ve Never Seen It Before,” on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Century City Tower, 4201 N. 27th Street. The event is free to the public, but requires preregistration, which may be completed online.
The event will feature keynote speaker Joel Parker of Hamp Mathews & Associates, the project leader for the Chevy Commons initiative, which catalyzed significant institutional and private sector investment in Flint, Michigan. NWSCDC will also debut a video, created by local videographer Adam Carr, highlighting community perspective on the past, present and future of the 30th Street Industrial Corridor, which encompasses North 30th Street and Capitol Drive in Milwaukee.
Finally, a response panel moderated by Laurie Parsons of NRT, will address two key questions facing the Corridor: (1) “What is the status of the Corridor today and what is its future?” and (2) “What are the next steps to move forward with public and private partnerships to grow jobs?” Panelists from the key agencies working on coordinated strategies to improve the economic conditions of a Milwaukee community hit hard by the manufacturing downturn, will address the questions and focus on innovative programs and ideas that will bolster development, add good-paying jobs and restore hope to a community that was once an economic driving force for the City of Milwaukee and can be again.
The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) has served the economic development needs of Milwaukee’s low-income communities since 1983. Its mission is to enhance the standard of living on the Northwest Side by improving the business environment for low-income communities through community economic development. Learn more at nwscdc.org.