Fifty Milwaukee companies have signed up for a new program aimed at helping central city businesses grow through capital investments.

Participants in Inner City Capital Connectionsinclude businesses from Milwaukee’s north side, where community leaders have sought economic growth as a way to ease a high jobless rate and social unrest.

“Given what happened in Milwaukee (in August), we have doubled our efforts to ensure that businesses in Sherman Park are aware of the program,” said Hyacinth Vassell, Inner City Capital Connections director. Read the full story here.