Economic Development

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization have awarded grants from the Ideadvance Seed Fund to 11 startups, including seven from the Milwaukee area.
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Milwaukee Ald. Joe Davis Sr. announced today a proposal to increase the city's bonding authority by $100 million during the upcoming 2015 budget process to give the city funding option flexibility for a proposed new arena.
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BizTimes Media has jumpstarted its second annual Future 50 Most Social Company contest, which will award one area nonprofit organization a cash prize and advertising package worth more than $10,000.
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BMO Capital Markets Economic Research has forecast 2.6 percent GDP growth in Wisconsin in 2015, up from its estimate of 2.1 percent GDP growth for 2014 and the actual GDP growth of 1.7 percent in 2013.
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More than three-fourths of the manufacturing executives responding to The Paranet Group's Mid-Year Survey are forecasting increases in sales at their companies, amplifying several other recent indicators that the economic recovery is gaining steam.
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BMO Capital Markets Economic Research has forecast 2.6 percent GDP growth in Wisconsin in 2015, up from its estimate of 2.1 percent GDP growth for 2014 and the actual GDP growth of 1.7 percent in 2013.
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The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe will host the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's regional Reservation Economic Summit from October 7 to 9 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee.
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The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. will move its Milwaukee office to the Schlitz Park office complex. WWBIC has signed a lease for 9,000 squasre feet of space in the River Center building at 1555 River Center Drive in the former Schlitz brewery complex just north of downtown Milwaukee.
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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Inc. has created a new LLC that is seeking a $50,000 loan from the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. to bolster the revolving loan fund pool it is developing.
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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will host a job fair Aug. 14 for workers recently laid off from Cargill’s Menomonee Valley beef harvesting facility.
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