Madison
27° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Start Up Milwaukee

Published On: Mar 29 2013 12:06:47 PM CDT
Neil Heinen photo

 

 

START UP MILWAUKEE

03/28/13

This week’s announcement by Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett of a new initiative to promote entrepreneurship in Wisconsin’s largest city is a welcome and long overdue recognition of the need to spur economic development and job growth in the state. It acknowledges both the need to encourage start-ups as opposed to luring existing businesses here to create jobs, and the need for state investment in the effort.


It is also a welcome boost to Milwaukee’s prospects in the global marketplace. We’ve long promoted the reality that a strong Wisconsin needs a strong Milwaukee. And in fact the state should quickly look for similar opportunities to push for start-ups in Madison, Janesville and Beloit for starters, in ways that can complement the sectors Milwaukee will be targeting. This is the kind of strategic thinking that we’re seeing in other, more nimble states. It’s good to see Wisconsin getting in the game.

Advertisement
  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.

  • Chopper in Janesville

    Chopper in Janesville

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

Advertisement