Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Economic Planning at the Speed of ...Molasses

Public Policy Forum released a report stating (in effect) that Milwaukee's "economic development" expenditures basically pay for pretty tulips, bushes, and sidewalks.

Sheehy, of MMAC, says "not so."

MMAC President Tim Sheehy said the study neglects efforts to groom Milwaukee as the anchor of the southeastern Wisconsin economy under a strategy to create a cohesive seven-county bloc large enough to be globally competitive. That effort, called the Milwaukee 7, seeks strategies to retain, expand and attract industry to the region.

And the City's plan? Why, it'll begin right quick:

Sheehy noted that Milwaukee is at work on a citywide plan, due by 2010,

Maybe there'll be someone around in 2010 to implement the report.

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