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New! Zipcode 53206: A Statistical Snapshot of Inner City Distress in Milwaukee: 2000-2012, November 2014, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 592kb)

New! Is Wisconsin Becoming a Low-Wage Economy?, October 2014, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 418kb)

New! Nine Charts on Recent Trends in Employment Growth in Wisconsin, September 2014, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 1 mb)

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)

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

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)

The Skills Gap and Unemployment in Wisconsin: Separating Fact From Fiction, February 2013, by Marc V. Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf 1.7mb)

Preserving Our Industrial Land: Industrial Zoning in Milwaukee, 1998-2011, May 2012, by Joel Rast
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf 4.0mb)

Race and Male Employment in the Wake of the Great Recession: Black Male Employment Rates in Milwaukee And the Nations Largest Metro Areas, 2010, January 2012, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 1mb)

An Analysis of the Impact of Proposed 2012 Milwaukee County Transit Service Reductions on Access to Employment, September 2011, by Joel Rast
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 615kb)

The Economic State of Milwaukee, 1990-2008, December 2010, by Joel Rast
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 4.1mb)

The Crisis Deepens: Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee 2009, October 2010, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 569kb)

An Analysis of the Impact of Proposed 2011 Milwaukee County Transit Service Reductions on Access to Employment, September 2010, by Joel Rast
Full Report (pdf - 615kb)

Mismeasuring Joblessness: A Rejoinder to ETI/Murphy, August 2010, by Marc. V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 430kb)

A Socio-Economic Impact Analysis of the Regional Water Supply Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin, July 2010
Full Report (pdf - 11mb)

Microeconomics of Reliable Urban Water Supply: The Comparative Economic Advantage of Great Lakes Cities, May 2010, by William L. Holahan
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 425kb)

Research Update: Race and Male Joblessness in Milwaukee: 2008, September 2009, by Marc. V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 300kb)

The False Promise of the Entrepreneurial University: Selling Academic Commercialism as an "Engine" of Economic Development in Milwaukee, September 2009, by Marc V. Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 810kb)

Out of Service: The Impact of Transit Cuts on Access to Jobs in Metropolitan Milwaukee, October 2008, by Joel Rast
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 3.5mb)

Research Update: The Crisis of Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee, 2007, October 2008, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 568kb)

The Crisis of Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee, 2006, October 2007, by Marc V. Levine
Full Report (pdf - 185kb)

The Crisis of Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee: Trends, Explanations, and Policy Options, March 2007, by Marc Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 496kb)

Income Change in Milwaukee's Inner City, 2004-2005, November 2006, by Marc Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 310kb)

Residential Development Activity on Urban Brownfields in Milwaukee and Chicago: An Examination of Redevelopment Trends, Developer Perceptions, and Future Prospects, September 2006, by Christopher De Sousa
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 1.9mb)

The Economic State of Milwaukee's Inner City: 2006, May 2006, by Marc Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 328kb)

Curbing Industrial Decline or Thwarting Redevelopment? An Evaluation of Chicago's Clybourn Corridor, Goose Island,and Elston Corridor Planned Manufacturing Districts, November 15, 2005, by Joel Rast
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 401kb)

The PabstCity Redevelopment Project: Inflated Projections and Dubious Economic Assumptions, June 6, 2005, by Marc. V. Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 141kb)

The State of Milwaukee's Environment: Preliminary Report, September 13, 2004, by Christopher De Sousa
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 689kb)

Transportation Equity and Access to Jobs in Metropolitan Milwaukee, September 3, 2004, by Joel Rast
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 1,306kb)

After the Boom: Joblessness in Milwaukee Since 2000, April 5, 2004, by Marc V. Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 76kb)

"Stealth Depression" Joblessness in the City of Milwaukee Since 1990, August 25, 2003, by Marc V. Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 205kb)

Community Service Jobs in Wisconsin Works: the Milwaukee County Experience, June 2003, by Andrea Robles, Fred Doolittle, Susan Gooden, MDRC
MDRC Report (pdf)

The Two Milwaukees: Separate and Unequal, April 30, 2003, by Marc V. Levine
PowerPoint Presentation (pdf - 302kb)

The Economic State of Milwaukee's Inner City: 1970-2000, December 5, 2002, by Marc V. Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 184kb)

Unfair Sanctions: Does W-2 Punish People of Color?, October 2002, by Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Ph.D., Institute for Wisconsin's Future and Pamela S. Fendt, UW-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development
Executive Summary (pdf - 77kb)
Full Report (pdf - 107kb)

The Economic Impact of Child Care in Milwaukee County, September 2002, by Marc V. Levine and Pam Fendt
Executive Summary (pdf - 24kb)
Full Report (pdf - 161kb)

TANF Reauthorization: The Bush Administration Proposal and Wisconsin's W-2 Program, March 2002, by Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Ph.D., Institute for Wisconsin's Future and Pamela S. Fendt, UW-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development

Metropolitan Polarization in an Era of Affluence: Income Trends in Metropolitan Milwaukee Since 1990, January 2002, by Marc V. Levine

Emergency Services Utilization in Milwaukee County: 1995 to 2000,
December 2001, by Pam Fendt, Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, and Marcus White

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling? Diversity and Management in Metro Milwaukee's Private Industry in the 1990s, August 13, 2001, by Marc V. Levine, Ryan Ranker and Lisa Heuler Williams

Minority Business Ownership in Metropolitan Milwaukee in the 1990s: Some Statistical Indicators and Comparisons to the Nation's Largest Metropolitan Areas, May 14, 2001, by Marc V. Levine and Lisa Heuler Williams.

Suburban Sprawl and the "Secession" of the Affluent: Metropolitan Polarization in Milwaukee:1987-1997, July 1999, by Marc V. Levine

The Economic State of Milwaukee: The City and the Region, May 1998, by Marc V. Levine, with Sandra J. Callaghan

The Feasibility of Economically Targeted Investing: A Wisconsin Case Study, June 1997, by Marc V. Levine, with Lee Smith and Emily Van Dunk

Welfare Reform and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Labor Market, August 1996, by Pamela S. Fendt

Inner City Retail Redevelopment Projects: Best Practicves Summary, July 1996, by Sandra J. Callaghan

Light Rail Transit and Inner City Redevelopment: A Proposal for Transit-Oriented Redevelopment at 27th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, February 1996, by Emily Van Dunk, with Marc Levine and Dale Dulberger

The Crisis of Low Wages in Milwaukee: Wage Polarization in the Metropolitan Labor Market, 1970-1990, November 1994, by Marc V. Levine

Downtown Redevelopment in Milwaukee: Has it Delivered for the City?, February 1994, by Marc V. Levine and John F. Zipp

The Milwaukee Public Schools Facilities Plan: An Economic Impact Analysis, January 1993, by Marc V. Levine

Light Rail in Milwaukee: An Analysis of the Potential Impact on Economic Development, May 1992, by Marc V. Levine
Executive Summary
Full Report (pdf - 912kb)