Organizations supporting diverse businesses across Wisconsin say they’ll use new grant funding to bolster mentorship, training, technical support, staffing and more.

Officials yesterday announced $15.7 million in new grant funding for these groups. At a press conference at the Sherman Phoenix Marketplace in Milwaukee, Department of Administration Secretary-designee Kathy Blumenfeld noted $6 million of those funds are going to organizations based in the Milwaukee area. She was joined by several grant recipients.

“The talent in this room is incredible,” she said. “So many of you have worked so hard over the years to create opportunities for thriving businesses and communities, not just here in Milwaukee, but all over the state.”

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