By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Feb 20, 2012 at 4:01 PM

The Economist’s Schumpeter blog had an engaging item this weekend titled "This time it’s serious: America is becoming a less attractive place to do business."

All gloom and doom aside, the blog cites a recent Harvard Business Review feature on "American competitiveness." 

And, after its jolt of negativity, the blog goes into a section called "What’s right with America can fix what’s wrong."  It’s within this section that Milwaukee takes the lead.  Specifically with a mention and accolades for Milwaukee’s Sweet Water Organics and UWM.  

The blog states, "Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School points to the extraordinary amount of innovation that is going on not just in Silicon Valley but across the country. For example, water researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have linked up with urban farmers who occupy abandoned factories. The fruit of this alliance is firms such as Sweet Water Organics, which produces fish and greens in a former crane factory."

Read and form your own opinions on the blog here

No matter what you think about America’s rights or wrongs, it’s great that more and more  people are seeing the right, right here in Milwaukee.  

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.