Milwaukee incomes flat while Madison incomes soar

The following article has some interesting perspectives on the economies between Milwaukee and Madison. What I find interesting is that these two cities, only 75 miles apart, have different economic bases. Madison is known for its academic university, its research facilities, its high-tech base, and the seat of the state’s government. Milwaukee has traditionally been a manufacturing city, but has also attracted some major service-based industries.

Milwaukee’s demographic has a strong tie to manufacturing. I think that it needs to move forward with re-educating its residents and trying to attract high-tech and service-based industries. Milwaukee has a wonderful culture and many wonderful features that should attract businesses, and the city really needs to play those up.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article: Income gap widens

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