"Regional Report: Milwaukee: Beyond the Rust Belt," a May 30, 2008 story on TheDeal.com, is a very comprehensive look at the business and economic climates in the new Milwaukee.
The story notes, "This is no Detroit, or even Pittsburgh. Many neighborhoods are picturesque and inviting. Its downtown, if not exactly teeming, is blossoming. It's an easy place to maneuver, say residents, comfortable and a good place to raise kids, despite Wisconsin winters."
The article also notes the challenges that Milwaukee and other similar-sized cities face, but author Matt Miller says, "Milwaukee is far from a badly aging artifact" and "surprising to outsiders, the city has emerged as one of the country's premier centers for money management, for high-technology medical devices and for back-office financial services technology."
The Deal.com, according to its "About Us" section, "strives to report, analyze and disseminate business and financial news that offers fresh insights on the deal economy-a set of interrelated activities focused on deal making of all kinds, whose purpose is to generate corporate growth in a continually changing global market."
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.