Innovative Cities Lecture – Transform Milwaukee Restoring Economic Vitality to Wisconsin’s Largest City

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 110

(adjacent to the Commons/atrium space)

Wyman B. Winston, Executive Director of WHEDA will present "Transform Milwaukee: Restoring Economic Vitality to Wisconsin's Largest City" Transform Milwaukee is a public-private partnership focusing on restoring economic prosperity to the industrial, residential and transportation areas connecting the City of Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor, Menomonee Valley, Port of Milwaukee and the Aerotropolis, located south of General Mitchell International Airport. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) is leading the initiative with a team of partners.

Wyman's Presentation

An RSVP to is kindly requested, but not required.

About Wyman Winston: Governor Scott Walker appointed Wyman B. Winston as the Authority's Executive Director effective January 3, 2011. Winston is committed to leveraging WHEDA’s resources to expand economic opportunities for Wisconsin. He will help Governor Walker achieve his goal of creating more Wisconsin jobs with a clear vision that incorporates staff contributions, a Transformational Strategy built on WHEDA’s mission and a more participatory work environment.

Since Winston’s appointment, WHEDA has enjoyed noteworthy accomplishments that have added new programs to help small businesses create jobs and provide catalytic economic development investment in low-income communities. He also led WHEDA to its second consecutive year of record multifamily lending and helped re-establish the Authority as a mortgage lender to low- and moderate-income home buyers. Mr. Winston serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Minority Unemployment and the Council on Workforce Investment. Mr. Winston is also president of the Greater Wisconsin Opportunities Fund, a Community Development Entity.

In 2012, Governor Walker and Winston unveiled Transform Milwaukee, a public-private initiative focusing on restoring economic vitality to Wisconsin’s largest city. Through WHEDA financing and public-private partnerships, the initiative is expected to generate $200 million in Milwaukee development over two years.

Prior to his current appointment, Winston spent 14 years at WHEDA as a senior manager, first in Multifamily and later heading the Emerging Markets Group. Outside of WHEDA, Winston spent 10 years at other redevelopment authorities.

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Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Andrew Haug, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at

APA members who are AICP certified and attend this Innovative Cities lecture will receive 1 AICP Certificate Maintenance (CM) credit. A pizza lunch and refreshments will be provided. (*New* For those unable to attend, the department will record this lecture and post a video at a later date.)