Milwaukee entrepreneurship assistance organization BizStarts helped the southeastern Wisconsin companies with which it worked in 2016 create 486 jobs, according to its annual report.

The organization assisted 148 entrepreneurs last year. Those companies were in a variety of sectors, with 20 percent in the service industry, 10 percent in food and beverage, 10 percent in retail, 7 percent in manufacturing, 6 percent in entertainment, 5 percent in IT, 0.5 percent in agriculture, 0.5 percent in water and 41 percent in “other.”

In 2016, 34 percent of the businesses BizStarts served were woman-owned and 5 percent were veteran-owned. Read the full story here.