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Aerial view of Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley industrial area

Growing Prosperity: An Action Agenda for Economic Development

The Department of City Development has released a draft report recommending nearly four dozen actions to help Milwaukee build on its assets and respond to its challenges in order to fully reap the benefits of regional economic growth. “Growing Prosperity: An Action Agenda for Economic Development in the City of Milwaukee” was developed with input from more than 100 individuals and organizations over a year-long period.


“Art on Fond du Lac” project named national model

“Art on Fond du Lac” project named national model

A temporary art project sponsored in part by NIDC received national attention recently at the Americans for the Arts conference in Nashville. “Art on Fond du Lac,” organized last year by In:Site, was listed among 37 outstanding public arts projects in 2013 by the Public Art Network Year in Review program


Rendering of first building to be constructed at Century City site.

First new building planned for Century City site

Prospective tenants have already expressed interest in a 50,000-square-foot industrial building planned for the new Century City development, according to city Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux. It will be the first new building at the former A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive complex, located south of W. Capitol Drive and west of N. 31st St.


KK River project among nation's top 25 public works projects

In late 2009, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (the District) entered into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (the Authority) to provide acquisition and relocation services for 83 private properties along the Kinnickinnic River.


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