LBAT - Local Business Action Team

Created by the Milwaukee Common Council in 2014, the Local Business Action Team (LBAT) – a group of city officials and local business leaders – was tasked with streamlining the city’s permitting, licensing and inspection process to make it more user-friendly for small and locally-owned businesses. The LBAT engaged local business leaders and gathered input in order to draft a series of recommended reforms for Common Council consideration.

To that end, during March 2015 the LBAT hosted a series of forums, inviting Milwaukee business leaders and small business owners to offer comments, ideas and suggestions about ways the city can be more user-friendly for small businesses.  As a result, the repeal of outdated ordinances has been a first step in streamlining and simplifying city laws and processes surrounding business licensing.  More changes are planned.

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If you want to offer comments and feedback about ways the City of Milwaukee can become more “business friendly,” please send your suggestions and ideas to [email protected].


Make Sure You're Licensed to Thrive

Local Business Action Team

Team Members

Representing the City of Milwaukee:

  • Art Dahlberg, Co-Chair
    Commissioner of Neighborhood Services

  • Ald. Terry Witkowski, Co-Chair
    Common Council, 13th District 

  • Bevan Baker
    Commissioner of Health

  • Ald. Jim Bohl
     Common Council, 5th District  

  • Clifton Crump
    Special Assistant to the Mayor

  • Ghassan Korban
    Commissioner of Public Works

  • Rocky Marcoux
    Commissioner of City Development

  • Nancy Olson
    Chief Information Officer

  • Jim Owczarski
    City Clerk

  • Ald. José G. Pérez
    Common Council, 12th District

Representing the Private Sector:

  • Eve Hall
    Pres./CEO, African-American Chamber of Commerce

  • Julio Maldonado
    Executive Director, BID No. 38

  • Jeff Tredo
    Rinka Chung Architecture

For more information contact us at:
[email protected]

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