Forum will focus on Milwaukee economy

    A panel of experts will discuss the Milwaukee economy at a Wednesday Jan. 25 public forum at Discovery World in an event organized by UW-Milwaukee, WUWM and .
    The forum, set to run from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., costs $15 but is free to students with a valid ID. Pre-registration is required. Street or paid parking is available at and around the site.
    Forum panelists will include: Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association; Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, a major sponsor of the Milwaukee 7 and other regional economic development initiatives; William Holahan, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Economics Department; and Dave Rotter, president and chief executive officer of National Ace Hardware, which runs two stores in the city of Milwaukee. Rotter also is on the board of Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp.
    The discussion, scheduled to be hosted by Mitch Teich, will be recorded and broadcast on WUWM’s "Lake Effect."
    To register for the event, go to

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