County officials have begun planning for a new bus rapid transit line to connect central city neighborhoods with growing suburban job centers west of Milwaukee. They have hired a consultant to develop a grant application for federal funding that will be submitted later this year.
A last-minute grant from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha will help prevent cuts to Social Development Commission’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
A 26-week Small Business Administration program for emerging business leaders helped family-owned JCP Construction develop a growth plan for the company.
Fashion designer Kelvin Haydon is gearing up to open a high-fashion boutique in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.
A panel of city and state leaders discussed possible solutions to the problem of inequality at a summit organized by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Urban Studies Program.
Local fashion designer and Milwaukee native Kelvin Haydon celebrated winning the first business plan competition sponsored by the North Avenue Fond Du Lac Marketplace BID 32 with neighborhood residents and supporters.
A summit focused on addressing the issue of black male unemployment in Milwaukee drew criticism from some attendees for not including the individuals being discussed. Black speakers said discrimination and exclusion are at the root of the problem.
Phongsavan Market, an Asian market on Milwaukee’s northwest side that has provided a home away from home for some of the city’s Hmong, will open an 84,000-square-foot building just south of the current market.
At the first of what will be a monthly series of discussions with State Rep. David Bowen, black community leaders said Milwaukee’s current fiscal priorities will not change conditions in the city.
Pro Trade Job Development, a local skilled trades training program, kicked off a push to secure commitments from 100 area employers to employ 100 individuals re-entering society from the criminal justice system.