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As a nonprofit working “to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor,” one of the pillars of the Near West Side Partners’ efforts is community engagement. While NWSP canceled public in-person meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting with residents and businesses of the Milwaukee’s Near West Side remains a priority for the organization through virtual and creative methods.
Brew City Match, an initiative focused on catalyzing small business growth and commercial real estate development in neighborhoods surrounding downtown Milwaukee, will begin taking applications July 10th to determine a third cohort of small business owners seeking financial and other types of business development support.
The LISC Small Business Relief Fund awarded $10,000 to small businesses — especially minority- and female-owned — facing economic stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation. Aloekui Soaps and Taste of Love Catering were two Milwaukee-based businesses who benefited from these national grant funds.
MILWAUKEE (July 7, 2020)—The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named the former chairperson of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to lead its local investments in affordable housing, businesses, health, and jobs in underserved communities, especially those where a history of racial discrimination has left lasting scars.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the nation’s leading community development organization. We have offices in 35 cities and work in hundreds of rural communities across the country. With residents and partners, we forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America–great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.