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UW-Milwaukee - Center for Economic Development

The Center for Economic Development is a central part of the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee's mission to apply university-based research and technical expertise to improve the quality of life in our region.


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CED in the News

Ferguson Resulted From Republican Talking Points That Ignore the Economic Segregation of Blacks in America
Huffington Post

WMC head, UWM professor discuss Wisconsin job creationWisBusiness

Walker jobs promise appears out of reachWISN12

Existence of skills gap debatedWISN12

Still Separate, Still UnequalShepherd Express

Wisconsin ruling proves Voting Rights Act can still be effectiveMilwaukee Courier

Employer's claim they can't find workers who are job-readyWISN12

WisconsinEye: The Skills Gap MythWisconsinEye Public Affairs Network


Monthly Employment Watch

Monthly Employment Watch Series Discontinued


snapshotData Snapshots

The Economic Challenges Facing Milwaukee's Inner City, ( PowerPoint 70kb, pdf 59kb )





Research Publications

New! The Lag Continues: Comparing Employment Growth in Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the Nation Over the Past Decade: December 2002-2013 (Q4), June 2014, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 1.1 mb)

New! Gauging Employment Growth in Wisconsin: State-By-State Comparisons, March 2014, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 1 mb)

New! How Does Employment Growth in Wisconsin Compare to Other States Over the Past Decade?, January 2014, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 1 mb)

The State of Black Owned Businesses in Milwaukee, September 2013, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 1 mb)

Perspectives on the Current State Of the Milwaukee Economy, July 2013, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 8 mb)

The Economic Impact of Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, June 2013, by Marc Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 2.1 mb)

Impact of Green Infrastructure on Property Values within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Planning Area: Case Studies, May 2013, by Catherine Madison
Full Report (pdf - 10 mb)

The Myth of the Skills Gap in Wisconsin: Research Update, March 2013, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 120kb)

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