This Week in Milwaukee Rising is a newsletter series published by Technical.ly and underwritten by the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. Through articles and weekly newsletters, this series will highlight the social entrepreneurs, civic technologists and creative innovators who are most shaping the Midwest city, especially those focused on bringing a more just, equitable and dynamic Milwaukee economy.

Civic News

One way to shrink the national labor gap? Reimagine the ‘ideal’ job applicant

By Stephanie S. Beecher

Employ Milwaukee CEO Chytania Brown says employers need to upend the hiring status quo: “How can you grow the economy without understanding the business of people?”

Civic News

The cost of domestic violence

Sojourner Family Peace Center spotlights the economic impact of domestic violence in Milwaukee amid a global rise in incidents. Here's how resources can lead survivors to a new path of opportunity.


A popsicle shop grows up

Beloved frozen fruit pops startup Pete’s Pops is a positive force in Milwaukee. As it grew over the past nine years, founder Pete Cooney had to transition from goofy hustler to serious — yet still fun-loving — entrepreneur.