Economic Development

Wisconsin has 129,100 women-owned businesses today, which is up 44.6 percent from 89,284 women-owned firms in 1997, according to a new study by American Express OPEN.
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After helping inject $40 million of investment into south side neighborhoods, Charlotte John-Gomez, executive director of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc., will leave the organization at the end of May to pursue community development projects at the state level.
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The Mid-West Energy Research Consortium has received a $350,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to create an immersive technology innovation program.
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When the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation was established in July 2011, its primary mission was clear: Respond quickly to the needs of the business community by working hand-in-hand with companies, economic development organizations and other partners to help grow Wisconsin's economy and create jobs.
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Economic indicators for southeastern Wisconsin held steady in March, according to the latest monthly report issued by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC).
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Leo Ries is capping 15 years as executive director of LISC Milwaukee this week. The nonprofit organization, grounded in a mission to revitalize Milwaukee neighborhoods, announced his leave earlier this month.
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