Pop-Up MKE, a public and private partnership focused on economic development and entrepreneurship, is actively seeking business owners looking to start or expand their business in one of three vital commercial corridors. The pop up spaces are a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to test their products, and begin to generate buzz for their business in a low risk, supportive environment.

LISC’s Executive Director, Donsia Strong Hill remarked on the impact of the program by stating, “The environment for local entrepreneurs can be a challenge in Milwaukee. Particularly, when business owners do not have access to training or resources. At the same time, development is moving quickly in Milwaukee. Pop-Up MKE is providing a platform for entrepreneurs to learn and grow as the neighborhoods grow.”

Pop-Up MKE is currently collaborating with the City of Milwaukee’s White Box Grant program to prepare storefronts along Historic King Drive, Cesar Chavez Drive, and the North Avenue and Fond du Lac Business Improvement Districts for the 12 business owners that will be selected for this short-term, retail opportunity.

Entrepreneurs will receive access to reduced rent, business coaching, marketing support, and mini grants that can be utilized for business start-up or expansion expenses. Applications for business owners can be found on WWBIC’s website https://www.wwbic.com/news-and-events/popumkep.php . The deadline for submission is May 2, 2018. Application questions can be addressed to Amber Miller, WWBIC, amber.miller@wwbic.com, 414-263-5450.  Read the full story here.