Four Asian restaurants and an Asian grocery store reside within a block of one another in the largely Latino neighborhood of Silver City.
JCP Construction, an African-American-owned company that has worked on several recent high-profile projects including the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and the Commons, has been hired as the general contractor for Bader Philanthropies global headquarters. The $9.5 million headquarters will be built in Harambee.
The Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program aims to help youth expunge criminal records that hamper their ability to find employment and quality housing.
St. Ann Center hosted its second incubator to help startups launch or expand businesses in the 53205 and 53206 ZIP codes.
Birdsong’s, a family-owned aromatherapy shop that sells body oils, soaps and African-themed items has reopened two blocks from its original spot on King Drive.
Milwaukee ranked poorly on employers’ willingness to hire people with an irregular work history and limited “soft skills,” according to the 2016 Community Readiness Assessment released by YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
A $200,000 grant from the U.S. Forestry Service will be used to promote green infrastructure in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor.
A summit organized by the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin prompted discussion of how to connect Milwaukee neighborhood residents to the downtown development boom.
An ordinance meant to provide opportunity for minorities in the construction industry can help address unemployment and crime, but it must be better monitored, funded and enforced.
With the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the YWCA, local residents learn skills and find opportunities they hope will lead to employment.