A new federal program allows distressed census tracts to be certified as “Opportunity Zones,” where investments can receive various tax incentives. Some Milwaukee state legislators are hoping the program can spur development in the city’s overlooked neighborhoods.
Milwaukee Public Schools hosted 1,000 students and more than 60 employers at its first-ever job fair, an effort to foster workforce development and non-academic learning.
Every tax season, when people are looking for help to file their forms, low-income individuals are forced to navigate through services that pop up in their neighborhoods and may offer predatory loans, hard-to-notice fees and a mistake-prone tax return. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a commercial preparer.
Along with a restaurant, new amenities on the 3500 block of West National will include apartments, a parklet featuring outdoor seating and additional parking.
A new development on Historic Mitchell Street that includes a branch of the Milwaukee Public Library and 60 market-rate apartments has already sparked talk of change in the distressed neighborhood.
Pete’s Fruit Market is bringing fresh produce, international seafood and jobs to Bronzeville, an area that was once considered a food desert.
The Social Development Commission’s free tax preparation service, VITA, is in need of $35,000 by Jan. 31, or it may be forced to cut the program by 75 percent. VITA helped prepare 11,853 federal and state returns in 2016.
Once thriving, and then an eyesore that split the north and south sides of the city, the Menomonee Valley comeback continues.
In an effort to battle poverty, the Northwest Side Community Development Corp. has created more than 1,000 jobs in the area since 2000, while serving the community in multiple other ways.
The Granville Business Improvement District, with support from the City of Milwaukee, is in the midst of an effort to rejuvenate the once-bustling far Northwest Side.