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, a database that shows Milwaukee’s economic progress.

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.

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