Ten years ago the old railway corridor that splits the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods was in disrepair. The trail that the train tracks ran along was a hub for illegal dumping, crime and drug use. Today – after extensive rehabilitation – the trail has been transformed into a tree-lined community space.
A recent career fair for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee drew 265 applicants to fill about 50 positions at local clubs throughout the city.
Supporters of an act that would create more jobs in Milwaukee demonstrated at City Hall after the Common Council postponed introducing the citizen-authored Milwaukee Jobs Act until after the upcoming elections.
A new artisan cheese factory in Walker’s Point will be “small, local and value-driven,” according to owner Robert Wills, who plans to open the “Clock Shadow Creamery” in the next month. The operation, located in an environmentally friendly building, will be “green” from top to bottom.
A mixed-use building slated for construction on West Fond du Lac Avenue and a half dozen new businesses that opened within the last year could revive the North Avenue and Fond du Lac Avenue business district, local experts say.
The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute has trained hundreds of prospective business owners since it was founded in 2006. After completing the training program, 10 entrepreneurs recently competed for $3,000 grants to start or expand their businesses.
Poet and café owner Simon Warren is expected to attract an artistic crowd to Lindsay Heights with the opening of his new business, Sweet Black Coffee.
With the help of a $200,000 two-year grant, the Lindsay Heights Health Alliance and its partners are working to improve access to healthy food by making it available at “corner stores” in the neighborhood.
Alice’s Garden began 2012 with new staff positions and a plan to incorporate as a nonprofit with its own website.
If you feel welcome when you drive along Fond du Lac from 18th to 27th Street, it might be because of the banners hanging from the signposts. The banners read, “Welcome to Marketplace: Advancing Economic and Environmental Innovations.”