Aerotropolis Milwaukee
Planning Committee Formed for Land Use Planning around The Airport
Apr 23, 2014

Eight public members of Aerotropolis Milwaukee have signed an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement to have a cooperative process for land use planning and economic development activities in areas around transportation assets and corridors  The municipalities that have signed on are Cudahy, Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and St. Francis. The Aerotropolis MIlwaukee board of directors established a Planning Committee to carry out the requirements of the Agreement itself.  Representatives of SEWRPC and WisDOT will be on that committee, along with other board members and planning professionals from participating communities. The initial project will in an area surrounding General Mitchell… Continue reading ›

Aerotropolis Milwaukee Working with The Alliance for Regional Development
Apr 21, 2014

The Alliance for Regional Development in the 21 county region of northwest Indiana, metropolitan Chicago and six counties in southeastern Wisconsin has four teams working on issues common with the region.  The teams are Green Growth, Human Capital, Innovation, and Transportation and Logistics. Two of the 19 team members on the Transportation and Logistics working team are Scott Yauck and Tom Rave from Aerotropolis Milwaukee.  The two other participants from Wisconsin are Ken Yunker, the executive director of SEWRPC and an employee of WisDOT from Madison. The kickoff event for the working teams was held in late March in Chicago…. Continue reading ›

Georgia and Atlanta Use Aerotropolis Concepts To Grow Their Economies
Apr 17, 2014

Two recent articles show how Georgia and Atlanta are using aerotropolis concepts for economic growth. At the Georgia Logistics Summit, the state’s governor and the commissioner of economic development talked about using highways, railroads, the largest airport in the U.S. and the nation’s fourth largest seaport working “positively together” to develop the state as a logistics hub. And then 18 organizations around Atlanta are collaborating to transform the vicinity around Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to become a world-class aerotropolis.  They want to grow local and global economic activity to attract international corporations, logistics companies and others that benefit from proximity to the… Continue reading ›

Mitchell Airport proposes incentives to attract air service
Dec 02, 2013

A new idea is being considered by General Mitchell International Airport that would attract new nonstop flights to and from Milwaukee.  A resolution was recently introduced to Milwaukee County Supervisors that would waive certain fees and offer marketing funds to airlines that agree to provide new nonstop service at Mitchell.  This proposal represents a shift in the tactics used by airport management as they take a more active role in addressing air service. In recent years, GMIA has experienced dramatic highs and lows in the number of flights which represents the changing airline landscape nationally.  To read more on this… Continue reading ›

Embracing A Changing World
Aug 06, 2013

There is a saying that goes “When you are through changing, you are through.”  This lesson can be applied to our personal lives, though it bears a particular significance when considering the effect that the global economy has had on the Midwest.  Over the past 50 years, the manufacturing jobs that supported Midwestern society and defined our culture have either disappeared or moved overseas.  In part, these jobs have been replaced by positions requiring advanced scientific and mathematical skill sets, and superior technological ability.  What’s more, these skill sets need to be constantly updated and adapted to the rapid changes… Continue reading ›

Brand reveal: Aerotropolis Milwaukee
Jul 11, 2013

We’ve established “Aerotropolis Milwaukee” as the brand name for our effort and have been making presentations about the concept, its rationale and potential benefits for southeastern Wisconsin. Members of our boards of directors have been educating their contacts as well, there has been more media coverage, elected officials and M7 are talking about it plus the aerotropolis website is now open to the public. Progress is evidenced by CARW’s members in a recent survey ranking Aerotropolis Milwaukee as #7 on a list of real estate projects that would generate the greatest ROI in the community. Yet Aerotropolis Milwaukee is more… Continue reading ›