The 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation appoints Cheryl Blue as its new Executive Director
The Corridor is a 25 year old nonprofit organization that works to restore and maintain the economic vitality of Milwaukee’s industrial corridor.
Milwaukee, WI – Ted Matkom, of Gorman & Company, Inc. and the President of the Board for The 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation (“The Corridor) has announced that Cheryl Blue has been promoted to be the Executive Director of the organization and BID #37. Cheryl joined The Corridor in 2015 as its Development Manager, and has served as Interim Executive Director since July of 2016. “Cheryl’s experience as a resident and an organizer within the neighborhoods surrounding The Corridor will act as a real force to enable the businesses and residents to act together to add real value to The Corridor,” said Matkom.
Beth Sahagian-Allsop, President of the Board for BID #37 and owner of Vanguard Sculpture Services says, “We are very excited about what Cheryl Blue is bringing to the area. She has a fearless and positive attitude as she continues to remind those around her that ‘we all in this together’, especially when it comes to engaging businesses with the residents. The inclusive nature of her narrative is what we believe will make the 30th Street Corridor a great place to live and do business.”
The Corridor is a 25 year old nonprofit organization that works to restore and maintain the economic vitality of Milwaukee’s industrial corridor, and to stimulate economic growth in the community. The Corridor works to retain businesses and foster expansion in the area, resulting in business development and the creation of jobs with family sustaining wages. Our area of focus is in a particularly challenging area of Milwaukee, where poverty and unemployment are much higher than the city average.
“The 30th Street Industrial Corridor was once home to some of the most successful industrial and manufacturing businesses in the country, and the surrounding neighborhoods were populated with African Americans that held the highest standard of living for African Americans in America in 1960. It is time that we work to restore this great legacy, and we can only do it together,” says Blue.