GMC: Initiative helping businesses spawn nearly 500 new jobs to date

CONTACT: Phill Trewyn:
[email protected], 414-390-5500 or 414-719-2650
Update on Scale Up Milwaukee: Creating jobs throughout the region

WHAT: April GMC Membership Meeting: Scale Up
Milwaukee – creating jobs
throughout the region

WHEN: Monday, April 10 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: University Club 924 E. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53202

MILWAUKEE – The Greater Milwaukee Committee will provide an update at its April member meeting on one of its initiatives – Scale Up Milwaukee – which recently announced the region has seen 482 new jobs created by companies completing its Scalerator program since 2013.

The Scalerator program just graduated its most recent cohort of businesses completing a six-month program that provides actionable strategies for high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurial activity in the region. The program demonstrates that when nurtured, regional assets can be galvanized to recapture the region’s economic vigor and realize the growth potential of the area’s entrepreneurial companies, positively impacting job growth, the tax base, personal wealth and quality of life.

Several of the 12 recent Scalerator “graduates” will be showcasing their businesses at a “Scalerator Village” from 11:30 a.m. to noon, prior to the GMC Member Meeting. Additionally, Scalerator grads from previous cohorts will be in attendance, showcasing growth they’ve experienced since completing the program.

Mark Hogan, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – a supporter of Scale Up Milwaukee – will deliver the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion that will include:

Mark Hogan, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation – a supporter of Scale Up Milwaukee – will deliver the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion that will include:

Dean Amhaus, The Water Council
Shelley Jurewicz, Food and Beverage Industry Cluster Organization
Tom Muldoon, Jr., American Exchanger Services (Scalerator graduate)
Jon Gaines, WWBIC
Pat O’Brien, M7

Media is invited to attend. Interviews available with Scalerator graduates in addition to Julia Taylor, president of the GMC, and Elmer Moore, Jr., executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Phill Trewyn at (414) 390-5500 or [email protected]