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Jerry Jendusa
Scale Up Milwaukee Steering Council Co-Chair
President & CEO, Emteq

David Werner
Scale Up Milwaukee Steering Council Co-Chair
President & CEO, Park Bank

With the support of American Express OPEN and WEDC, the GMC launched Scale Up Milwaukee in spring 2013. Scale Up Milwaukee targets companies with high growth potential which, when nurtured, can:

  • Create job growth
  • Increase the region’s tax base
  • Increase personal wealth
  • Positively impact quality of life

Scale Up Milwaukee is redefining growth-oriented entrepreneurship and its impact on our region.

We have convened a diverse group of stakeholders, including:

  • Private sector leaders
  • Public officials
  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • University faculty
  • Local economic development support groups

These stakeholders are committed to developing implementing actionable strategies for high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurship in the region. Companies, regardless of industry or age, are growing, and the ecosystem is changing for the better.

As Scale Up Milwaukee advances, it moves towards its goal: by 2020 there will be at least 60 high-growth companies not currently considered high-growth and an economic environment embedded in our collective DNA.

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Questions? Contact Elmer Moore , Elizabeth Cizinsky , or Heather Pechacek.