Monday, August 30, 2010

Northwest Side CDC Key Player In Business Launch

The Business Journal explains how several agencies, lenders and entrepreneurs partnered to move Nature Tech, an insulation manufacturer, from concept to launch in a lower-income Milwaukee neighborhood.

It means a closed printing business will reopen with a new purpose on a reclaimed brownfield site, employ local people, and do something unusual in America these days - - make products - - in this case, cellulose insulation.

Even better, the product is an energy saver that uses locally-generated components and proprietary processes, so the wins keep coming.

Job development in this economy, and in a disadvantaged neighborhood, demands patience and skill and creative partnerships.

Hat tips all around.

(My son Sam McGovern-Rowen is Business Development Director at the Northwest Side CDC.).

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