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Affordable land and leasing costs, abundant fresh water, an educated workforce, low business costs and easy access to financing, technical assistance and efficient transportation have helped local businesses succeed and grow.
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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 As a result, the repeal of outdated ordinances has been a first step in streamlining and simplifying city laws and processes surrounding business licensing.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.
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].
Representing the City of Milwaukee:
Art Dahlberg, Co-Chair
Commissioner of Neighborhood Services
Ald. Terry Witkowski, Co-Chair
Common Council, 13th District
Commissioner of Health
Ald. Jim Bohl
Common Council, 5th District
Special Assistant to the Mayor
Commissioner of Public Works
Commissioner of City Development
Chief Information Officer
Representing the Private Sector:
Pres./CEO, African-American Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director, BID No. 38
Rinka Chung Architecture
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