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30 Homes On One Block Repaired

Block Build MKE, an extension of Revitalize Milwaukee, brought together dozens of local sponsors and more than 400 volunteers on a recent weekend. Together, they rehabilitated and revitalized 30 homes on one block in Clarke Square. The homes benefited from everything from yard cleanup and painting, to repairs of plumbing, windows, electrical systems and flooring.

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WHEDA Awards Five Milwaukee Projects $3.3 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch today announced the award of more than $13.6 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to fund affordable housing developments across Wisconsin.  The tax credits, which are distributed by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), will move forward 26 developments that will create 1,367 units of affordable rental housing.

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Bader Breaks Ground on New Central City HQ

Hundreds of people packed into a large tent in Milwaukee's Harambee neighborhood Monday morning to celebrate a new organization coming to the area. Bader Philanthropies, one of Milwaukee's largest foundations, was holding a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new headquarters at 3318 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

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Plan to build apartments north of downtown expands

An apartment development planned for just north of downtown Milwaukee is being expanded.

Vangard Group LLC and Cardinal Capital Management Inc. want to build City Place on vacant lots between W. Vine, W. Walnut, N. 5th and N. 6th streets.

 

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New grocery stores target Milwaukee food deserts

During cold Wisconsin winters and rainy days, Harambee neighborhood resident Theresa Garrison waits for the bus to go to the closest grocery store, the Pick 'n Save in Milwaukee's Riverwest area.

“The biggest inconvenience is that I have to leave my neighborhood to get groceries when I don't have a car,” Garrison said.

 

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General Mitchell International Airport to become next Project SEARCH site

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is the latest employer to host a Project SEARCH site, a program for young adults with disabilities to gain work experience in a business environment.

“Individuals with disabilities are among the most dedicated and motivated workers and will help improve any employer's bottom line,” state Department of Workforce Development's Secretary Ray Allen said in a written statement. “We also thank Milwaukee County for serving as a Project SEARCH site at General Mitchell International Airport.”

The airport-based Project SEARCH program will operate through a collaboration and funding support through partners including Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee Public Schools, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, the DWD and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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Lots of praise, attention for Milwaukee's central city

 

A frequent complaint among Milwaukee city and business leaders is that Madison, and specifically state government,

ignores Wisconsin's biggest city.

In some cases, there is outright disdain for Milwaukee among out-state officials and legislators, who believe the city gets too much from state government because of its size.

That was not the case March 13 as Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch showered praise on Milwaukee as part of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Central City Business Awards.

 

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BROWNFIELD TO BECOME FRESHWATER PLAZA

Directly across the street from Milwaukee's iconic Allen-Bradley clock tower stands what was once a 277,420 square foot vacant lot. The unused property is changing dramatically with construction well underway for the exciting Freshwater Plaza development located within the Milwaukee Water Technology District. Late last year the groundbreaking for the highly anticipated Freshwater Plaza took place at 1320 South 1st Street. 

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GRANT HELPS WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH MANUFACTURING SKILLS

The state of Wisconsin is committed to making sure that today's students have the tools they need to become the highly skilled workers of tomorrow. And helping schools throughout the state provide students with the necessary training to ensure they're prepared for the 21st century's global economy is what's behind Wisconsin's new Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) Grant Program.

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GERALD L. IGNACE INDIAN HEALTH CENTER CELEBRATES NEW LOCATION

Though it's been operating since the very end of 2015, the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center held its grand opening in July. To better serve its mission to improve the health, peace and welfare of Milwaukee's urban Indian community, the center expanded by moving from South 11th and Mitchell Streets to a few blocks down the street to the old Goldmann's building.

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