Economic tracker DataTool released to public

The Wisconsin Policy Forum, in partnership with MMAC and a working group of startup company funders and founders led by former Milwaukee County Executive and MMAC board member Chris Abele, is pleased to announce the release of the newly updated Metro Milwaukee Innovation DataTool, an innovative database that shows Milwaukee’s economic progress.

One key takeaway from this update is the relative strength of knowledge worker talent in our region, another asset that makes us an attractive destination for more startup founders and funders. Access the full DataTool on the Policy Forum’s website.

In October 2022, a $500,000 effort was launched to strengthen startup and entrepreneurship efforts in Milwaukee. Under the direction of the MMAC, this program offers a three-pronged approach to develop this growth-driven portion of the local economy. Through focused communication, the collection and distribution of economic data, and the integration of an internationally recognized mentorship program, this initiative aims to increase the economic impact that startup businesses have on the greater Milwaukee area – and increase awareness of these efforts.

Today we are pleased to introduce the second prong of this initiative, the economic data tool that we believe will provide the information needed to effectively promote entrepreneurship in Milwaukee.

Below is additional information on this valuable tool from The Wisconsin Policy Forum — the state’s leading source of nonpartisan, independent research on state and local public policy.

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