LISC National
Our Work

Economic Development

LISC’s economic development initiatives boost the health of neighborhoods by investing in the physical and social assets of a community's business district. To make this happen, we support programs and invest in projects that cultivate entrepreneurship, attract new businesses, diversify the local retail mix and stimulate employment. 

Equitable development is an approach to creating healthy, vibrant, inclusive communities of opportunity. Equitable outcomes come about when smart, intentional strategies are put in place to ensure that everyone can participate in and benefit from decisions that shape their neighborhoods and regions. Lifting up these historic Milwaukee neighborhoods, rather than displacing and replacing, underlies all of our work.

Brew City Match

Brew City Match is an innovative collaboration that will fuel commercial corridor revival and the resurgence of entrepreneurship in Milwaukee. The program is being launched within the Historic King Drive, North Avenue & Fond du Lac, and Cesar Chavez Drive corridors.

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The Beerline Trail Project

The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project is a creative placemaking collaboration focused on the development and activation of the Beerline Trail. The collaboration works with partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors to strategically shape the physical and social character of the Beerline Trail and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Beth Haskovec, Commercial Revitalization Program Officer