The Greater Milwaukee Committee – About Us

The Greater Milwaukee Committee is a private sector civic organization whose mission is to contribute to the cultural and economic base of the Milwaukee Metropolitan area.

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The GMC Talent Dividend

The Talent Dividend is a GMC-sponsored initiative built upon regional collaborations between businesses, institutions of higher education, K-12 school systems, service providers, community organizations, economic and workforce development agencies and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool to match the human capital needs of existing and emerging businesses.

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MiKE (Innovation in Milwaukee)

The Greater Milwaukee Committee aligns our region’s assets in advanced manufacturing and our global innovation companies through MiKE (Innovation in Milwaukee), a design, technology and innovation cluster that serves as a catalytic source for rapid innovation and talent to compete on the world stage.

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GMC launches teachtown initiative

After being approached by MPS Superintendent Dr. Greg Thornton, the GMC and its education committee launched the "teachtown" initiative to help MPS address the impending loss of human capital. Teachtown will help MPS widen their talent pool, and create some important supports for them so that new teachers are able to access our community and make meaningful connections to their students and to Milwaukee.

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‘Creational Trails

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Welcome To the Greater Milwaukee Committee

The Greater Milwaukee Committee’s mission is to make Greater
Milwaukee the best place to live, learn, work and play.

Our membership – comprised of our region’s business, labor, academic, philanthropic, nonprofit and civic leadership – believes that intelligent, active interest in public affairs is the true measure of citizenship, and the foundation for community.

Downtown Milwaukee Entertainment & Hospitality Comparative Analysis Available

The Greater Milwaukee Committee and The Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District No. 21 engaged Hunden Strategic Partners (HSP) to conduct a comparative analysis of downtown Milwaukee’s entertainment and hospitality offerings, focusing on restaurants, nightlife, hotels, entertainment and convention assets.

To read the full report, please click here.

After Navigating 4 Stadiums in 12 Years, Former Minneapolis Mayor Has Advice for Milwaukee

Published February 10, 2015
From WUWM’s “Lake Effect”

From – literally – the second he was elected mayor of Minneapolis to the time he left office twelve years later, R.T. Rybak was constantly in the middle of debates about new sports facilities.

Under his watch, a new baseball stadium went up for the Twins, a new football stadium was constructed for the University of Minnesota, an aging basketball arena was renovated and plans put in place for a new NFL stadium.  And while each was marked by controversy, Rybak maintained a strong measure of popularity throughout.

So as he watches a similar debate unfold about a Milwaukee basketball arena, it’s not surprising Rybak has some thoughts about the process.  Lake Effect‘s Mitch Teich caught up with him as he was preparing to talk to the annual meeting of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.

Listen to the full “Lake Effect” piece here.

R.T. Rybak to city leaders: Think of new arena as one piece to larger puzzle of vibrant downtown

Published February 9, 2015
From WITI Fox 6 News

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was in Milwaukee on Monday, February 9th to offer advice on how to build a new arena in downtown Milwaukee. Rybak has been through four stadium controversies in his time, and he says if Milwaukee wants to make a great city even better, the key is to think of the new arena as an urban planning tool and not just a place to play basketball.

Rybak spoke at the Greater Milwaukee [Committee] Annual Membership Meeting Monday — speaking to business and civic leaders. His message focused on the need to think of the new arena as just one piece to the larger puzzle of a vibrant downtown.

See the whole segment here.

GMC Establishes Book Fund to Recognize John W. Daniels, Jr.

The Greater Milwaukee Committee is pleased to announce the John W. Daniels, Jr. Book Fund for Milwaukee Morehouse Scholars, established to honor outgoing GMC chair and Quarles & Brady chairman emeritus John Daniels.

Over the past three years, area philanthropic organizations and businesses have partnered with Morehouse College in Atlanta to fund scholarships to send high-potential African-American men graduating from Milwaukee Public Schools to Morehouse, with the hope that these men will return to Milwaukee with their leadership skills.

This is a cause near and dear to Mr. Daniels’ heart. He has worked tirelessly to connect Morehouse with Milwaukee’s philanthropic and business communities, and has personally encouraged local businesses and organizations to hire Milwaukee Morehouse scholars as interns during their summers back home.

The John W. Daniels, Jr. Book Fund for Milwaukee Morehouse Scholars will complement the full scholarships many students receive with funds to buy books – often one of the highest expenses for college students.

Arena can be Milwaukee catalyst while protecting taxpayers: former Minneapolis Mayor Rybak

Published February 9, 2015
From the Milwaukee Business Journal

Leaders in Milwaukee-area business and the public sector need to be deeply involved in planning a new downtown arena and negotiating with the Milwaukee Bucks to ensure a project that can be leveraged for new development in the city, the former mayor of Minneapolis said to members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.

R.T. Rybak was the mayor of Minneapolis from 2002 through 2013, which was a period when new venues were planned and built for Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA and the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. He said he negotiated hard on behalf of the public and taxpayers, which led to the best result for the public.

Read the full article here.

 

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