Saturday, August 22, 2009

How Best To Make UWM's Freshwater School A Job Generator

I argue in a Sunday Journal Sentinel Op-Ed that jobs and economic development can be produced for the City of Milwaukee where they are needed most if the UWM School of Freshwater Science is built at the site of the university's existing WATER Institute on E. Greenfield Ave.


Because the surrounding community would get ripple effects from the investment.

If the region is serious about using existing school and water assets to generate development and jobs, the south side WATER Institute site makes the most sense from a coherent, or holistic business, educational and employment point-of-view.

I had earlier suggested locating the school at the top of Lincoln Memorial Drive on the Alumni center property because UWM owned the site, but I now think the WATER Institute site makes tbe most sense for the city, University and community-at-large.

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