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Milwaukee-area Latino population skyrockets
By Jesse Garza
May 5, 2016

TPP: Bad for Wisconsin working families
By Marina Dimitrijevic
October 12, 2015

Milwaukee's downtown renaissance helps the entire region
By David D. Hayes
May 28, 2015

The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee
By Marc V. Levine
May 22, 2015

Here are the facts on Wisconsin's economy
By Marc Levine
May 11, 2015

Wisconsin tops nation in black joblessness, study finds
By John Schmid
March 26, 2015

Urban-suburban divide seen in Milwaukee area's employment gains
By Rick Romell
December 7, 2014

There's more to this fish story
By David D. Haynes
December 1, 2014

Sex and the single perch: Saving a species
By David D. Haynes
November 28, 2014

Low-wage jobs grew fastest in Wisconsin since 2000, new study says
By Rick Romell
October 29, 2014

The real reason Wisconsin growth lags? It's not Gov. Scott Walker
By Agustin Ramirez
July 3, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker to blame for poor job growth
By Marc V. Levine
June 28, 2014

60 years after Brown v. Board of education, intense segregation returns
By Erin Richards and Lydia Mulvany
May 17, 2014

Mayor Tom Barrett: Jobs, neighborhoods among priorities for 2014
By Don Walker
January 4, 2014

Mayor Tom Barrett: Jobs, neighborhoods among priorities for 2014
By Don Walker
January 4, 2014

Report underlines Milwaukee area's jobs issue: Transportation
Lack of bus routes to work in suburbs remains a problem, study says
By Lydia Mulvany
December 28, 2013

Newly appointed task force to study more than Bradley Center
Yearlong process to look at future of cultural institutions in region
By Don Walker
October 25, 2013

HUD to say soon whether city violated hiring requirements at Westlawn
By Annysa Johnson
August 25, 2013

Few employers show up to recruit MATC students
By Rick Barrett
April 9, 2013

The myth of the skills gap
View from the Heartland
By Barbara Miner
February 22, 2013

No economic rationale for subsidizing an arena
By Marc V. Levine
Nov 10, 2012

Walker's jobs record an unmitigated disaster
By Marc V. Levine
June 2, 2012

Walker and Barrett duel over job trends in Wisconsin, and Milwaukee
By Craig Gilbert
May 1, 2012

State forms task force to study minority joblessness
By John Schmid
March 23, 2012

A Milwaukee jobs act
Editorial Page - Opinion
By Jennifer Epps-Addison, Willie Brisco, Dana Schultz and Christine Neumann-Ortiz
February 18, 2012

Milwaukee needs manufacturing renaissance
Editorial Page - Opinion
By Reggie Newson
February 14, 2012

Master Lock succeeds as surrounding area fails
By John Schmid
February 13, 2012

Milwaukee should get busy and write a strategic plan
February 4, 2012

In wake of dismal statistics, let's boost opportunities
High school students need multiple pathways, one of the many ideas worth considering as the city faces large-scale black male unemployment
January 26, 2012

Black male unemployment is our most pressing issue
By Willie L. Hines Jr.
January 26, 2012

Job numbers evident in inner city
By Eugene Kane
January 25, 2012

A devastating blow to blacks
By Ralph Hollmon
January 21, 2012

Employment of black men drops drastically
By John Schmid
January 23, 2012

It's no time for another cut to UW System
By William L. Holahan and Marc V. Levine
November 15, 2011

Bus riders don't seem to get a fair shake
By Eugene Kane
September 28, 2011

Editorial: Transit needed for jobs
September 27, 2011

Transit cuts put jobs out of reach of workers without cars
By Larry Sandler
September 25, 2011

Third Ward's gains are north side's pains
By Bill Glauber and Ben Poston
April 30, 2011

You heard it here first: Tax the rich and solve budget shortfall
By Marc V. Levine
February 26, 2011

Milwaukee ranks in economic middle of 18 peers
Study finds manufacturing job losses, but gains in other areas
By Bill Glauber
December 5, 2010

Editorial: It's time to address black male unemployment
November 6, 2010

Will job creation start right away?
Candidates made plenty of promises on way to election
By Eugene Kane
November 1, 2010

University, business partnerships urged to create more start-ups
By Tom Daykin
October 25, 2010

Milwaukee now fourth poorest city in nation
City's poverty rate in 2009 rises to 27%, Census says
By Bill Glauber and Ben Poston
September 28, 2010

Editorial: The Faces of Poverty
September 25, 2010

This message from your transit committee
By The Transit Services Advisory Committee
March 13, 2010

UWM stays dedicated to Wauwatosa research facility
By Tom Daykin
October 27, 2009

UWM as economic engine? Dream on
Research schools unlikely to foster economic development in region
By Marc Levine
October 3, 2009

Black, male, jobless: Rate mired near 50%
Milwaukee fifth-worst among 35 metro areas
By Joel Dresang
October 2, 2009

City is 11th poorest in nation
Poverty rate dropped slightly, but '09 rise likely
By Ben Poston
September 28, 2009

City employment falls again
By Joel Dresang
July 31, 2009

Up to 57% of Milwaukee area's African-American males jobless
By Joel Dresang
June 19, 2009

Milwaukee lost greater percentage of jobs than most major U.S. cities
By Joel Dresang
May 4, 2009

Poor areas don't show on aid radar
Formula for funds gives no breaks to Milwaukee, Racine counties
By Tom Held and Ben Poston
April 27, 2009

Study puts metro area low on 'job sprawl' scale
By Joel Dresang
April 7, 2009

Businesses should back greater unionization
By Michael Rosen, Marc Levine and Cheryle Maranto
April 4, 2009

Governments face opportunities, difficulties
They must decide on projects quickly
By Patrick Marley, Dave Umhoefer and Ben Poston
March 12, 2009

Jobs report shows recent losses
Yet long-term decline troubles UWM analyst
By Joel Dresang
February 15, 2009

It's no time to cut public investments
By John Davis, Charity Eleson, Marc V. Levine, William Holahan, Andrew Reschovsky, Michael Rosen and Karen Royster
February 14, 2009

Milwaukee-area jobless rate reaches record for December
By Joel Dresang
January 29, 2009

Sick pay is smart economically
By Marc Levine and Michael Rosen
January 22, 2009

Area's jobless rate lower than in 40 of largest metro areas
By Rick Romell
January 7, 2009

Congress extends jobless benefits
Senate OKs move as unemployment claims rise
By Joel Dresang
November 20, 2008

Job situation still worsening
Milwaukee hits lowest August employment level in 19 years
By Joel Dresang
October 20, 2008

Report decries transit cutbacks
It pushes sales tax to save bus routes, jobs
By Larry Sandler
October 18, 2008

Joblessness adds strain to fatherhood
By Eugene Kane
October 13, 2008

Milwaukee's black/white jobless gap is highest in U.S.
By Joel Dresang
October 12, 2008

'Green' projects create jobs, report says
Federal incentives would help cities like Milwaukee boost employment
By Joel Dresang
September 9, 2008

City has nation's 7th highest poverty rate
Waukesha County among lowest, Census Bureau says
By Bill Glauber and Ben Poston
August 27, 2008

Dim light at the end of the tunnel
The region needs higher wattage ideas for transit
By Marc V. Levine
June 27, 2008

Employment declines a bit in Milwaukee as jobless rate improves
By Joel Dresang
June 10, 2008

State's jobless rate falls
But nearly 19,000 jobs have been lost since April 2007, government surveys report
By Joel Dresang
May 15, 2008

Recession builds in city, report says
By Joel Dresang
April 28, 2008

Miller Park: Economic promises got it built. Has it paid?
The team is successful, stadium may draw 3 million this year, but economists debate whether the community is benefiting
By Don Walker
April 3, 2008

Milwaukee is still losing jobs
Study finds city is faring worse than most of its peers
By Joel Dresang
March 24, 2008

Job report for city sobering
Milwaukee rises in ranking but still seen as vulnerable
By Joel Dresang
February 13, 2008

Analyst fears local recession
Employment growth minimal, UWM researcher reports
By Joel Dresang
January 24, 2008

Savoring the suburbs
Jacquelyne Chesser represents a new generation of black women entrepreneurs who are venturing into nearby suburbs
By Tannette Johnson-Elie
December 25, 2007

Labor nominee urges hiring of disabled
Employers are realizing benefit, he says
By Joel Dresang
December 12, 2007

Jobless rate racially split
Nearly half of black men not in labor force, UWM study finds
By Joel Dresang
October 29, 2007

Music legend gives back to community
by Tannette Johnson-Elie
October 23, 2007

City jobless rate is 2nd worst
In U.S., only Detroit is higher
By Joel Dresang
October 16, 2007

Editorial: Still more to be done
Forty years after open housing marches shook Milwaukee, extreme segregation persists and black joblessness has worsened. Is it time for a new movement?
October 1, 2007

A new start for African American Chamber
Strategic plan brings change in leadership, call for cooperation
By Tannette Johnson-Elie
September 18, 2007

Head west on North Ave. for a civics lesson
By Barbara Miner
September 15, 2007

Poverty worsens in city; 26% live below the line
Milwaukee has 8th-highest rate of large U.S. cities
By Bill Glauber and Ben Poston
August 28, 2007

Recovery of jobs lagging in city
Employment remains 7% behind '00 level, report says
By Joel Dresang
August 20, 2007

Campaign for jobs launched
Group wants city to set hiring requirements on building projects
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Tom Heinen
August 15, 2007

Graphic: Metropolitan employment and race

4 decades later, poverty persists
Where riots raged, signs of progress, decay
By Erica Perez and Dani McClain
July 31, 2007

Small manufacturer a microcosm of jobs migration
Company's move reflects larger patterns in region
By Erica Perez
July 31, 2007

Summer corps an entry to workplace
Program teaches teens stewardship, leadership, job skills
By Joel Dresang
July 7, 2007

Wisconsin's growth is slower than nation's
State's reliance on manufacturing is key
By Avrum D. Lank
June 8, 2007

It's about job shortage, not skills mismatch
By Marc Levine
May 25, 2007

Editorial: Fixing what ails W-2
It ended welfare as we knew it, but not, as was promised, poverty as we knew it.
A new critique suggests reforms, but it shares some of the program's flawed premises.
April 11, 2007

Editorial: Job creation vs. training
Black male joblessness remains super high in Milwaukee, but for the first time in 35 years, it dipped, research shows. Metro leaders must fan this trend through job creation
March 22, 2007

Black male joblessness takes rare fall
Milwaukee's slight decline is first in 30 years, study shows
By John Schmid
March 12, 2007

Editorial: The disconnect between W-2 and progress
December 2, 2006

Developing jobs or developing real estate?
Forum report stimulates productive debate
By Marc V. Levine
December 2, 2006

Week in Review
Inner city incomes fall 1.9% in 2005, report says
December 2, 2006

Editorial: Inner city job growth is critical to regional economic health
December 1, 2006

Central city poorer than ever, report shows
Leaders say inner-city poverty hurts suburbs, too
By John Schmid
November 27, 2006

Inner city's steady decline demands an economic plan
By Gregory Stanford
November 25, 2006

Meeting the future
Some say it's time to expand the Midwest Airlines Center
By Tom Daykin
Posted: October 25, 2006

Miller Park's impact put at $327 million
But critic of study thinks figure is inflated
By Tom Haudricourt and Don Walker
October 6, 2006

Linking dads with jobs might solve other issues
Tannette Johnson-Elie
September 26, 2006

Direct Supply to add 1,000 jobs
Company's expansion is major boost for city's northwest side
By Tom Daykin
June 30, 2006

Expansion begins at Midtown Center
Owner adding 100,000 square feet of stores, aiming for more city projects
By Tom Daykin
May 16, 2006

Economy of inner city improves, yet lags
Residents still struggle without access to family-supporting jobs, study says
By Tom Daykin
May 14, 2006

Area expected to survive Delphi closures
Economic change has already begun
By Avrum D. Lank
March 31, 2006

W-2 pimps aren't the ones struggling
By Eugene Kane
Posted: March 6, 2006

3 agencies keep control of W-2 program
But 7 other firms will help with job development, placement
By Steve Schultze
September 8, 2005

Wisconsin Works program needs some fine-tuning
By Pamela Fendt
September 17, 2005

Is it true what they say about Milwaukee?
By Jan Uebelherr
July 30, 2005 jul05/343875.asp

Public investments can be better spent
By Marc V. Levine and Michael Rosen
June 18, 2005

A downtown boost--or threat?
Supporters say all will benefit from visitors and dollars PabstCity attracts, but some area business
By Tom Daykin
June 18, 2005

Experts try to predict the potential of PabstCity
By Tom Daykin
June 5, 2005

PabstCity's glass half empty?
Report questions whether development can do all it promises, forcing delay of vote on city funds
By Tom Daykin
June 3, 2005

Income is more like outgo for southeastern Wisconsin
A new study says earning power has flowed out of the region over the past decade
By Paul Gores
May 14, 2005

Critics recommend overhaul of W-2
Troubled program needs better oversight, they say
By Steve Schultze
April 27, 2005

Spending on tots pays, report finds
Higher priority sought for preschool programs
By Joel Dresang
April 18, 2005

Milwaukee County continues to lose population
Net loss was 4,125 in 2003-'04 period; metro area overall shows small gain
By Steve Schultze
April 14, 2005

W-2's poor stay poor, audit finds
Most still earn poverty wages after leaving welfare program
By Steve Schultze
April 7, 2005

Household income comes up short
Milwaukee area remains behind region, nation as it suffers from loss of manufacturing jobs
By Avrum D. Lank
March 4, 2005

W-2 plan criticized
Providers take aim at Doyle's idea to reduce funding for program
By Steve Schultze
February 19, 2005

Pay floor boost goes to council
Supporters say move will prompt state action
By Greg J. Borowski and Joel Dresang
February 17, 2005

Franklin considers adding 2 tax financing districts
By Annysa Johnson
February 9, 2005

OIC loses more of its W-2 contract
State takes away another $10.1 million and 2,000 clients
By Steve Schultze
December 9, 2004

Hit by a global train
By John Schmid
December 5, 2004

State postpones its decision on OIC's fate
Troubled W-2 agency could see contract cut
By Steve Schultze
November 19, 2004

The jobs come back
The job market is coming back, and the Milwaukee area is ahead of the curve for once.
By Rick Romell
November 6, 2004

Reclaiming the Valley
By Laura Hunt.
UWM Today, Vol. 6, No. 3, Fall 2004, pp. 10-14. (pdf 142k)

MMFHC Fair Housing Keys newsletter article by Marc Levine.
Citizens and MMFHC Respond to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article: Getting the Facts Right on Segregation in Milwaukee (pdf - 17k)

Incomes in city drop 10% since 2000, census figures show
By Tom Held
September 6, 2004

Marc Levine 'Takes Five'
Studying labor is all in a day's work
Interview with Kelly Wells
September 5, 2004

Event drives businesses
Numbers uncertain, but hopes are high
By Rick Romell
August 8, 2004

Blacks outpace whites in business startups, but see less success
By Tannette Johnson-Elie
June 29, 2004

Council panel rejects Park East pay plan
Proposal would require union-level wages
By Tom Daykin
June 10, 2004

Jobs picture incomplete
Federal definition of unemployed leaves out many
By Joel Dresang
April 3, 2004

Black brain-drain still a reality for city
Luring, keeping young professionals is crucial
By Tannette Johnson-Elie
November 12, 2003

Challenge: Making a system work
By Bob Peterson
September 12, 2003

Rolled Over by Unemployment
Milwaukee's African-Americans hit hardest
By Marc V. Levine
August 30, 2003

'Stealth depression' seen in some neighborhoods
Minority unemployment high, report says
By Joel Dresang
August 25, 2003

Job crunch tests W-2 system
Many people are finding themselves returning to state work program
By Felicia Thomas-Lynn
July 30, 2003

Convention bookings drop 21% here last year
Other cities with bigger halls did better, bureau chief says
By Rick Romell
Last Updated: July 28, 2003

Summit speakers grim on Milwaukee renewal
But others celebrate current development in region
By Georgia Pabst
June 3, 2003

GOP doesn't extend compassion to poor
By Eugene Kane
May 24, 2003

GOP rejects W-2 expansion
Doyle seeks to let new moms get grants for 6 months, not 3
By Steven Walters
May 20, 2003

Concentrated poverty declines in metro area
Drop attributed to 1990s boom, improved housin
By Felicia Thomas-Lynn
May 3, 2003

Blacks in metro area making financial strides, census shows
Gains seen in housing and education, but racial disparities remain
By Felicia Thomas-Lynn
February 25, 2003

Commitment to Care Pays Off
Minority-owned child centers overcome burdens of the industry
By Tannette Johnson-Elie
February 18, 2003

Life in Milwaukee, black and white
Recent study denies realities of race here
By Marc V. Levine, Gregory D. Squires and John F. Zip
January 18, 2003

Point, counterpoint on reporting
By Bruce Murphy
January 18, 2003

Color lines are fading in city neighborhoods
By Bruce Murphy
January 11, 2003

Inner city limping along
Losses of families, jobs have hurt, says UWM study
By Leonard Sykes Jr. and Tannette Johnson-Elie
November 4, 2002

Report hints minorities face bias in W-2
Blacks, Hispanics lose benefits for sanctions more than whites
By Tom Held
October 22, 2002

Income fuels mortgage gap
Experts say other factors contribute to racial disparity
By Paul Gores
October 13, 2002

Agency late in filing W-2 extensions, state says
By Tom Held
September 27, 2002

South side lifts itself, a bit, out of poverty
Census tracts still show huge income gaps
By Leonard Sykes Jr.
September 26, 2002

Racial gap in pay runs deep
Disparity among blacks, whites remains sharp, census shows
By Dennis Chaptman abd Vikki Ortiz
September 25, 2002

With a bit of Magic, big-name franchises move into inner cities
By Tannette Johnson-Elie
September 24, 2002

Child care industry tops $203 million in county
Rapidly growing business is critical part of area's infrastructure, study says
By Felicia Thomas-Lynn
September 21, 2002

Some celebrate, some mourn at W-2 party
Groundbreaking welfare reform marks 5-year anniversary
By Linda Spice
September 3, 2002

Milwaukee's needs grow as its political clout shrinks
City may find it tough to carry out its agenda
By Steven Walters and Greg Borowski
September 2, 2002

Community's fate tied to strength of families
Weak homes, economics hurt children's chances
By Alan J. Borsuk
June 30, 2002

Welfare rolls plunge in state
But figures show fewer gains against poverty, especially in Milwaukee
By Steve Schultze and Tom Held
June 5, 2002

Convention bookings drop 21% here last year
Other cities with bigger halls did better, bureau chief says
By Rick Romell
March 3, 2002

Ozaukee County moves up the wealth chart
By Jeff Cole
February 9, 2002

Someone is always going to feel left out
Redistricting plan would mix Milwaukee, part of Ozaukee
By Mike Nichols
January 19, 2002

Kmart could harm central city, critic says
By Tom Daykin
January 17, 2002

Businesses thrive serving growing Hispanic community
By Tannette Johnson-Elie
January 14, 2002

Gap in prosperity is growing, report warns
Flush times in '90s did little for central city
By Joel Dresang
January 6, 2002

A bigger convention center
From the Journal Sentinel
January 6, 2002

Clock ticking on upgrade of convention center
Soft bookings, state budget deficit could sink plans to add more space
By Greg J. Borowski
January 1, 2002

A frayed social safety net
From the Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2002

Miller Park impact study disputed
Economic affect on area overstated, economist says
By Don Walker
December 14, 2001

Weakening economy tightens belt on business diversity programs
By Tannette Johnson-Eli
October 22, 2001

Minorities at extra disadvantage in travel layoffs
By Tannette Johnson-Eli
October 8, 2001

Making it in Milwaukee
From the Journal Sentinel
August 16, 2001

Rejuvenation resentment
Prosperity in Brewers Hill area has some people feeling left out
By Greg J. Borowski
May 26, 2001

Somber news for black retailers
By Tannette Johnson-Eli
May 21, 2001

A winning play?
Stadium's done, but debate over its value to area isn't finished
By Don Walker
April 5, 2001

City drops 2 spots in population rankings
At No. 19, Milwaukee's civic pride isn't bruised, Norquist says
By Mike Johnson
March 30, 2001

Minorities moving from city, but slowly
Majority of blacks in region have not migrated to suburbs
By Leonard Sykes Jr. and Annysa Johnson
March 11, 2001

City population lowest since 1940
Minorities outnumber whites in city for first time
By Alan J. Borsuk and Leonard Sykes Jr.
March 8, 2001

Tightening up in tough times
By Tannette Johnson-Eli
February 26, 2001

Seeking an icon
Milwaukee hopes Calatrava addition will give the rest of the world something to talk about
By Karen Herzog
June 10, 2000

Report finds few gains by blacks in Milwaukee in 1990s
Urban League cites negatives in employment, health, housing, justice
By Dave Umhoefer
February 23, 2000

Study finds gap between Head Start, other services
By Joel Dresang
November 13, 1999

U.S. Census Bureau claims city lost 7.9% of population in '90s
But state, MPS figures show Milwaukee with more moderate losses
By Jack Norman
June 29, 1999

W-2: Child care cost would drop for families
By Margo Huston
January 28, 1999

W-2 Families say they're just getting by
Poll finds people working but having harder time making ends meet
By Joel Dresang
January 14, 1999

Working for a living, loving what they do
Milwaukee Journal, The
by Alan J. Borsuk
Feb 12, 1995

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Inside the mind of white America
BBC News
By Clive Myrie
June 16, 2016

Watershed Study Analyzes State of Milwaukee's Latino Community
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radion
By Mitch Teich
May 17, 2016

Study details Latino impact on Metro Milwaukee
Milwaukee Independent
May 14, 2016

Too Many Candles: Milwaukee Gun Violence
Wisconsin Public Television
May 9, 2016

Study: Milwaukee Area's Latino Population Has Tripled
Wisconsin Public Radio
By Kyla Calvert Mason
May 5, 2016

Latino population accounts for all of area's net growth, study finds
BizTimes - Milwaukee Business News
By Ben Stanley
May 5, 2016

Segregation: Milwaukee's tale of two cities
CBS 58 - WDJT Milwaukee
By Sachelle Saunders
December 30, 2015

Wisconsin Has Seen Largest Middle-Class Decline Of Any State, Study Finds
Wisconsin Public Radio
By Scottie Lee Meyers
April 2, 2015

Wisconsin's Shrinking Middle Class
Wisconsin Public Radio
By Marika Suval
April 2, 2015

Black Nouveau - Program #2322
Marc Levine discusses what "Right To Work" legislation will mean for the Badger State
Hosted by Joanne Williams

Positive Job Growth Expected to Continue, Some in Milwaukee Question Projected Rate
WUWM Milwaukee Pulic Radio
By Latoya Dennis
December 9, 2014

Why the Predicted Revival of Milwaukee's Poorest Zip Code Hasn't Happened
WUWM Milwaukee Pulic Radio
By Mitch Titch and Michelle Maternowski
November 11, 2014

Study: Wisconsin Job Growth Dominated By Low-Paying Wages
Wisconsin Public Radio
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Walker jobs promise appears out of reach
Interview with Marc Levine and Kurt Bauer
May 25, 2014

Existence of skills gap debated
By Mike Gousha
May 25, 2014

Employers claim they can't find workers who are job-ready
MATC tries to address skills gap
By Kent Wainscott

Wisconsin Lags Behind in Job Growth
Wisconsin Public Radio
By Robyn Cherry
February 19, 2014

Is The Skills Gap Real?
Wisconsin Public Radio
By Patty Murray
February 18, 2014

Milwaukee the Silicon Valley of Water Technology
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September 24, 2013

Milwaukee faces racial disparity in employment
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Newsmakers: The Skills Gap Myth
WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network
Hosted by Steve Walters
June 28, 2013

At Issue for Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Wisconsin Public Radio
Hosted by John Munson
June 18, 2013

Milwaukee Brewers: Is Miller Park Responsible for Strong Ticket Sales?
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio
By Ann-Elise Henzl
April 1, 2013

Black Nouveau examines a new study that says the "Jobs Skills Gap" is a myth
Milwaukee Public Television
Original Airdate: March 26, 2013

Report: Milwaukee's So-Called "Skills Gap" is a Myth
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
By By Mitch Teich
February 27, 2013

Investigating the Employment Gap in Milwaukee's Inner City
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
By Mitch Teich
November 1, 2012

Why Does Milwaukee Have So Few Minority-Owned Businesses?
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI<
By LaToya Dennis
October 16, 2012

Variety of Indicators Needed to Gauge Economy
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
June 18, 2012

Master Lock Insourcing: One Positive Step Or The Start Of A Trend?
February 14, 2012

UWM report looks at unemployment stats for black males
Fox 6 Now
By Sharita Erves
January 24, 2012

Project Milwaukee: Economist Critical of Gov. Walker's Job Claims
Wisconsin Public Radio
December 16, 2011

Walker Protesters Take Jobs Message To Train Maker, Channel 12, ABC,
November 30, 2011

Joy Cardin, Wisconsin could fix its budget shortfall, with guest Marc Levine
Wisconsin Public Radio
Hosted by Joy Cardin
March 3, 2011

At Issue with Ben Merens, Today's job numbers, with guest Marc Levine
Wisconsin Public Radio
Hosted by Ben Merens
March 2, 2011

Black Nouveau, Segment 2
WPTV - Milwaukee Public Television
Hosted by Faithe Colas and Milton F. Dockery
February 16, 2011

Black Nouveau
WPTV - Milwaukee Public Television
Hosted by Faithe Colas and Milton F. Dockery
January 26, 2011

Report: Black Male Joblessness in MKE Rises
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
Hosted by Bonnie North
October 15, 2010

Black Nouveau
WPTV - Milwaukee Public Television
Hosted by Faithe Colas and Milton F. Dockery
October 13, 2010

Can the Next Governor Create Jobs?
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
By Marge Pitrof
October 12, 2010

Milwaukee Black Male Employment Thought to be Higher Than Official Numbers
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
By LaToya Dennis
October 7, 2010

Leaders Hope Others Will Follow Talgo
TMJ4 Television
By Tom Murray
March 3, 2010

Milwaukee ranks behind only Las Vegas & Detroit in percentage of jobs lost
Fox 6 Now
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What will Milwaukee produce in the 21st Century?
4th Street Forum - #812L
Milwaukee MPTV, Public Television
January 22, 2010

Project Milwaukee: Water Efforts Criticized as Misguided
Lake Effect, Hosted by Erin Toner
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
December 11, 2009

Project Milwaukee: Water Efforts Criticized as Misguided
Lake Effect, Hosted by Erin Toner
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
December 11, 2009

Can water really power Milwaukee's economy?
Lake Effect, Hosted by Bonnie North
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
October 13, 2009

Marc Levine discusses the impact of Milwaukee's level of poverty on the city and the state
At Issue with Ben Merens
Wisconsin Pulic Radio
September 29, 2009

Marc Levine discusses the current job market and economic outlook
At Issue with Ben Merens
Wisconsin Pulic Radio
June 22, 2009

Project Milwaukee Community Forum: Panel Discussion
Guests: Enrique Figueroa, Howard Fuller, Marc Levine, Paula Penebaker, Tim Sheehy
Hosted by Bonnie North
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
June 18, 2009

Quantifying Milwaukee's Segregation
Guests: Marc Levine, Jonathan Gundlach, Temo Xopin, Renee Booker, Kori Schneider-Peragine, Mark Wade
Hosted by Bonnie North
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
June 18, 2009

Effects of Past Discrimination Still Profound
By Bob Bach
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
June 11, 2009

What Stimulus Could Mean For Fragile Workforce
By Susan Bence
WUWM Public Radio, Milwaukee, WI
March 24, 2009

"Be Heard": 4th Street Forum | Work For Minority Men
4th Street Forum at Turner Hall
Alderman Willie Hines, UWM Professor Marc Levine, and the Executive Director of Milwaukee's Housing Authority, Tony Perez"be-heard"-4th-street-forum-work-for-minority-men/

Black Male Unemployment
Marc Levine, interview on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio
Hosted by Tom Luljak
December 18, 2008

Marc Levine, Recorded Testimony
City of Milwaukee — Legislative Research Center
Communication by Mr. Marc Levine, UWM - Center for Economic Development relating to his Research Update: "The Crisis Continues: Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee 2007.

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WUWM: Project Milwaukee Series
This week, WUWM will put the issue of local economic development under the microscope. The joint effort by WUWM News and Lake Effect is titled "Creating a Vibrant Regional Economy" and will culminate with a community forum on November 15th. Lake Effect's Jane Hampden and WUWM's Bob Bach talk about the genesis of the project. Professor Marc Levine joins a panel of local economic development experts discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the Milwaukee regional economy. Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Listen to the online broadcast at:

WUWM: Project Milwaukee Series
Lake Effect kicks off WUWM's Project Milwaukee series with Marc Levine, founding director of the Center for Economic Development at UW-Milwaukee. Professor Levine talks with Jane Hampden about unemployment and job creation in Southeast Wisconsin, and efforts to develop a regional economy. Listen to the online broadcast at:

Community and Economic Development Committee
Marc Levine's testimony before the the Community and Economic Development Committee of the Milwaukee Common Council regarding the recent UWMCED report "The Crisis of Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee: Trends, Explanations, and Policy Options."
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New study calls Pabst City a 'risky project' (June 8, 2005)
A report by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for Economic Development says Milwaukee's 300 million dollar Pabst City undertaking has 'questionable public benefits'. Author of the study, UWM Professor Marc Levine, tells WUWM's Bob Bach the project has many potential weaknesses. Listen at:

Bill would require new mothers enrolled in Wisconsin's W2 program to take parenting classes and meet with an employment planner
A bill requiring new mothers enrolled in Wisconsin's W2 program to take parenting classes and meet with an employment planner within a month of the baby's birth is discussed on WUWM. Pam Fendt tells 'At Ten' host Robyn Cherry why she opposes the measure. Listen to the interview online at: article&ARTICLE_ID=850698

Contrasting views on the possible relocation of The Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Should the casino move downtown, bringing all those gamblers with it? Opposing views from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Marc Levine, director of the Center for Economic Development are presented. Dave Edwards interviews the mayor; Jane Hampden talks with Levine. Listen to the report at:

Inflated projections and dubious assumptions
UWMCED Director Marc Levine discusses his views on the proposed 'PabstCity' project in downtown Milwaukee. Jane Hampden talks with Levine about his the report on the project. Listen to the report at:

La classe créative et la prospérité urbaine: mythes et réalités
View the online presentation by the Center's Marc V. Levine. Professor Levine critiques the underlying assumptions of Richard Florida's "creative class" thesis. Presented at the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique at the INRS Urbanisation, Culture et Société, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Université du Québec, Montréal, Canada. View the entire presentation at:

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Quebec: The French Side of Canada
Marc Levine discusses the current state of Canada and its French-speaking province, Quebec, the separatist movement and the former Prime Minister.

Devenir une ville olympique: un cadeau empoisonné?
Marc Levine and others discuss the obstacles and economic consequences cities face when hosting the Olymipic Games. To hear the Radio-Canada broadcast visit:

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April, 2001

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July 24, 1998
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June 8, 1998
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Dripped Dry As metro cities buy up high country water rights, Park County's ranching heritage is evaporating. Denver Westword News By Stuart Steers July 10, 1997

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University of Wisconsin Graduate School
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Shift for Urban Renewal: Nurture the Grass Roots
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November 29, 1992 res=9E0CE0DF103CF93AA15752C1A964958260&sec= &spon=&pagewanted=print

External Reports

University Center Economic Development Program: Bringing Research to Work U.S. Economic Development Administration (includes an evaluation of UWMCED)