By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Mark Bergen, a contributor on, wrote yesterday about new figures from the Chicago Fed showing strong jobs growth in metro Milwaukee.  Bergen’s headline is strong too, "Milwaukee Bruises Chicago on Jobs."  

The study is here, and it shows the consistency of the manufacturing economy and, as Bergen concludes, makes the case for "Milwaukee as an unsung hero of the tepid recovery."

Similar data was presented last month from the U.S. Labor Department.  

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.