UNITE MILWAUKEE: BUILDING A COMMUNITY COALITION TO PREVENT VIOLENCE
Never miss a chance to see the I Will Not Die Young message by Kwabena Antoine Nixon and Muhibb Dyer. Their message of anti-violence resonated with a diverse crowd at the Unite Milwaukee summit. Mayor Barrett reinforced the anti-violence message and helped identify strategies to address violence, including prevention and partnerships. The Unite Milwaukee Anti-Violence Summit was jointly hosted by Senator Harris Dodd and the 30th St. Industrial Corridor. There were 250 open jobs presented at the summit. If people are busy working and getting regular paychecks, it’s easier to provide for families and neighborhoods get stronger. We are grateful that so many entities stepped up to make this event possible. Sponsors included: Gorman & Company, Inc., The 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corp. and Bid #37, Northstar Manufacturing, Inc., General Capital, LISC, Molina Healthcare, Mom’s Demand Action, and table exhibitors included: Atonement Lutheran Church, Center for Self – Sufficiency, ATF, WAVE, Next Door Milwaukee, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Burleigh St Job Connector, Faith Builders, City of Milwaukee, MOM's Demand Action, Safe and Sound, Mothers Against Gun Violence, Molina Healthcare, Running Rebels, Penfield’s Children Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Project Ujima, and The Crisis Response Unit.
MMSD To Start Greenway Work
MMSD has purchased and has plans to demolish houses south of 30th Street and Roosevelt. The plan is to recycle materials as much as possible. The area will become a bioretention basin to remediate stormwater flooding.
Milwaukee Designated as a "Manufacturing Community" by the US Secretary of Commerce
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the first 12 communities that will be designated Manufacturing Communities as part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The U.S. Commerce Department-led program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies that help communities attract and expand private investment in the manufacturing sector and increase international trade and exports. The IMCP is one of the main programs at the center of the Administration’s efforts to support job creation and accelerate manufacturing growth to make communities more globally competitive.
Century City gets First Development
General Capital Group will start construction this summer on the first privately developed manufacturing building in Milwaukee’s Century City business park. The Fox Point developer is constructing the 50,000-square-foot speculative facility at West Capitol Drive and North 31st Street. It is expected to expand to 100,000 square feet in a second phase as General Capital locks in tenants, said Sig Strautmanis, partner in General Capital.
Safety and Security Grant Available
Safe & Sound, The Milwaukee Police Department, and The City of Milwaukee have partnered together to bring affordable surveillance camera equipment to local businesses. This grant allows businesses to acquire state of the art surveillance equipment at a significant discount. Please check our "Grant Applications" page for more information, and to print out an application.
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Visits The Corridor
At our last General Meeting, The State of Wisconsin DWD led an informative discussion on Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation, and Equal Rights. These issues can contribute significant costs to your business, and the DWD did go over new legislation and offer suggestions on how a business can control those costs. If you are interested in learning more about what the DWD had to say, or were unable to attend, feel free to contact The Corridor office.