Economic Development

Milwaukee-area manufacturing activity continued to grow at a strong, though slightly slower, pace in August.
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Every poll taken shows that the number one issue on the minds of voters is “jobs and the economy.” Why, then, is a federal program that has helped create thousands of Wisconsin jobs at hundreds of Wisconsin businesses and generated billions in economic activity for the state currently on life support in Washington, D.C.?
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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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