Scale Up Milwaukee (2016-2017)
An action project focused on developing the entrepreneurial capacity in Milwaukee by impacting and aligning policies, structures, programmes and climate towards growth entrepreneurship
All ecosystem stakeholders have been aligned to focus on high growth companies, fostering a growth-obsessed and growth-enabled region. The project has led to $225m of rapidly growing economic engagement. The majority of the participants on the Scalerator programme show new rapid growth (25% median growth) with 89% growing more rapidly; 76% expanding manufacturing; 86% expanding markets; and 50% expanding financing.
There have been measurable economic benefits as well as an increase in business confidence and networks. Milwaukee has gained local and international recognition as a centre of growth-oriented entrepreneurship.
This programme is associated with Recommendation 4 of the Scale-Up Report.