Jan. 25, Economic Forum

WUWM, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and WisBusiness.com present a public forum, “Milwaukee’s Economy: Next Steps for Growth.” Local community leaders will analyze the state of the Milwaukee-area’s economy.

The forum will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Discovery World (500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202).

Forum participants include:

  • Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association
  • Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, a major sponsor of the Milwaukee 7 and other regional economic development initiatives
  • William Holahan, professor, UW-Milwaukee economics department
  • Dave Rotter, president and chief executive officer of National Ace Hardware, which runs two stores in the city of Milwaukee. Rotter also is on the board of Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation.

Hosted by WUWM’s Executive Producer of LAKE EFFECT Mitch Teich, the discussion will be recorded and broadcast on WUWM’s LAKE EFFECT on Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $15. No charge for students who present a valid ID. To register for the event, email your full name, workplace or school, and phone number to: schmies@wispolitics.com. Call 608-206-0476. Street or paid parking is available.

Submit your questions for the panelists before 1/20 to lakeeffect@uwm.edu with “economic forum” in the subject line.