Category Archives: Mayor Barrett


Halfway through my stay in Milwaukee, I can’t believe how intense an experience this has been.  On my very first day, I was part of an interesting event at the University Club,  the Greater Milwaukee Committee Annual Membership Meeting. I have more than 50 new contacts in the city and was invited to speak at […]

#Growth is catching on

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Mayor’s Growth Tour Continues

Mayor’s Growth Tour continued with a visit to Fyxation, a Milwaukee-based seller and manufacturer of bicycles, parts, and leather accessories. Nationally renowned for unique styling and engineering, Fyxation recently expanded into their first retail shop in the Riverwest neighborhood. The mayor was excited to see the innovation they are bringing to their industry and the […]

Delegation from Brazil sees Scale Up Milwaukee working

Delegation from Brazil sees Scale Up Milwaukee working Last week, Scale Up Milwaukee received a delegation from Brazil interested in learning more about the Milwaukee model of #ScaleUp. They arrived on Wednesday evening after learning about the Scale Up model from its creator, Dan Isenberg, at the Babson Driving Economic Growth program. For 3 days, […]

Scale Up Milwaukee Graduates New Scalerator – 15 Ventures, Average New Growth Exceeds 25%

Scale Up Milwaukee Graduates New Scalerator – 15 Ventures, Average New Growth Exceeds 25% March 20, 2015 Scale Up Milwaukee celebrated regional economic growth with a full-house graduation event of the 15 graduating ventures from the second Scalerator program. The finale featured the graduates from the first Scalerator program, as well as a plethora of […]

Mayor Tom Barrett lauds growth and “One Milwaukee” in latest State of the City Address

Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2015 State of the City Address Milwaukee March 9, 2015 As Prepared for Delivery EMBARGOED UNTIL 8:15 a.m. Thank you, Kadijiha! You are an impressive young woman with great promise. Thank you Dr. Meehan for hosting us and more importantly for leading a college we are proud calls Milwaukee home. Alverno’s reputation […]

Mayor Barrett’s Entrepreneur Week

  Monday, November 10 6 pm to 7pm  Jerry Jendusa will present his growth story as founder of EMTEQ, the company he grew and sold. In his eye, if you are not growing, you are dying. If you grow too fast without the proper planning, this will lead to another dynamic of chaos. The key is […]

Mayor’s Listening Session #2

On Thursday, October 24th, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted his second listening session, this time with eight of the businesses who are participating in the Scalerator pilot program. With only one session left in the program, the group wanted to share some of their experiences from the past few months, as well as discuss their experience […]

Public Leadership: Mayor’s Visit to Ink to the People

  As a part of the Scale Up initiative, we want to activate public leadership’s involvement with entrepreneurs by actually going and visiting businesses in the greater Milwaukee area to see first-hand the successes that exist throughout city. On Monday August 26th, Scale Up Milwaukee invited Mayor Tom Barrett to visit Visual Impressions, a local […]

Mayor’s Listening Session

On July 22, 2013, Mayor Tom Barrett and seven local entrepreneurs, with businesses ranging from technology to manufacturing, convened on Monday morning for a an hour long “round-table” discussion about the current state of the Milwaukee region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, focusing on ways the City can be involved and support its growth. The participants led the […]