Research

Policy Research Publications

Milwaukee 53206: The Anatomy of Concentrated Disadvantage In an Inner City Neighborhood 2000-2017, February 2019, by Marc V. Levine

JobLines: An Analysis of Milwaukee County Transit System Routes 6 and 61, October 2018, by Joel Rast

Latino Milwaukee: A Statistical Portrait Study Highlights, April 2016, by Marc V. Levine

Latino Milwaukee: A Statistical Portrait, April 2016, by Marc V. Levine

Deunionization in Wisconsin and Metro Milwaukee: A Statistical Overview, February 2016, by Marc V. Levine

Public Transit and Access to Jobs in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area, 2001-2014, January 2015, by Joel Rast

Zipcode 53206: A Statistical Snapshot of Inner City Distress in Milwaukee: 2000-2012, November 2014, by Marc V. Levine

Is Wisconsin Becoming a Low-Wage Economy?, October 2014, by Marc V. Levine

Nine Charts on Recent Trends in Employment Growth in Wisconsin, September 2014, by Marc V. Levine

The Lag Continues: Comparing Employment Growth in Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the Nation Over the Past Decade: December 2002-2013 (Q4), June 2014, by Marc V. Levine

Gauging Employment Growth in Wisconsin: State-By-State Comparisons, March 2014, by Marc V. Levine

How Does Employment Growth in Wisconsin Compare to Other States Over the Past Decade?, January 2014, by Marc V. Levine

The State of Black Owned Businesses in Milwaukee, September 2013, by Marc V. Levine

Perspectives on the Current State Of the Milwaukee Economy, July 2013, by Marc V. Levine

Impact of Green Infrastructure on Property Values within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Planning Area: Case Studies, May 2013, by Catherine Madison

The Myth of the Skills Gap in Wisconsin: Research Update, March 2013, by Marc V. Levine

The Skills Gap and Unemployment in Wisconsin: Separating Fact From Fiction, February 2013, by Marc V. Levine

Preserving Our Industrial Land: Industrial Zoning in Milwaukee, 1998-2011, May 2012, by Joel Rast

Race and Male Employment in the Wake of the Great Recession: Black Male Employment Rates in Milwaukee And the Nations Largest Metro Areas, 2010, January 2012, by Marc V. Levine

An Analysis of the Impact of Proposed 2012 Milwaukee County Transit Service Reductions on Access to Employment, September 2011, by Joel Rast

The Economic State of Milwaukee, 1990-2008, December 2010, by Joel Rast

The Crisis Deepens: Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee 2009, October 2010, by Marc V. Levine

Mismeasuring Joblessness: A Rejoinder to ETI/Murphy, August 2010, by Marc. V. Levine

A Socio-Economic Impact Analysis of the Regional Water Supply Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin, July 2010

Microeconomics of Reliable Urban Water Supply: The Comparative Economic Advantage of Great Lakes Cities, May 2010, by William L. Holahan

Research Update: Race and Male Joblessness in Milwaukee: 2008, September 2009, by Marc. V. Levine

The False Promise of the Entrepreneurial University: Selling Academic Commercialism as an “Engine” of Economic Development in Milwaukee, September 2009, by Marc V. Levine

Out of Service: The Impact of Transit Cuts on Access to Jobs in Metropolitan Milwaukee, October 2008, by Joel Rast

Research Update: The Crisis of Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee, 2007, October 2008, by Marc V. Levine

The Crisis of Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee, 2006, October 2007, by Marc V. Levine

The Crisis of Black Male Joblessness in Milwaukee: Trends, Explanations, and Policy Options, March 2007, by Marc Levine

Income Change in Milwaukee’s Inner City, 2004-2005, November 2006, by Marc Levine

Residential Development Activity on Urban Brownfields in Milwaukee and Chicago: An Examination of Redevelopment Trends, Developer Perceptions, and Future Prospects, September 2006, by Christopher De Sousa

The Economic State of Milwaukee’s Inner City: 2006, May 2006, by Marc Levine

Curbing Industrial Decline or Thwarting Redevelopment? An Evaluation of Chicago’s Clybourn Corridor, Goose Island,and Elston Corridor Planned Manufacturing Districts, November 15, 2005, by Joel Rast

The PabstCity Redevelopment Project: Inflated Projections and Dubious Economic Assumptions, June 6, 2005, by Marc. V. Levine

The State of Milwaukee’s Environment: Preliminary Report, September 13, 2004, by Christopher De Sousa

Transportation Equity and Access to Jobs in Metropolitan Milwaukee, September 3, 2004, by Joel Rast

After the Boom: Joblessness in Milwaukee Since 2000, April 5, 2004, by Marc V. Levine

“Stealth Depression” Joblessness in the City of Milwaukee Since 1990, August 25, 2003, by Marc V. Levine

Community Service Jobs in Wisconsin Works: the Milwaukee County Experience, June 2003, by Andrea Robles, Fred Doolittle, Susan Gooden, MDRC

The Two Milwaukees: Separate and Unequal, April 30, 2003, by Marc V. Levine

The Economic State of Milwaukee’s Inner City: 1970-2000, December 5, 2002, by Marc V. Levine

Unfair Sanctions: Does W-2 Punish People of Color?, October 2002, by Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Ph.D., Institute for Wisconsin’s Future and Pamela S. Fendt, UW-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development

The Economic Impact of Child Care in Milwaukee County, September 2002, by Marc V. Levine and Pam Fendt

TANF Reauthorization: The Bush Administration Proposal and Wisconsin’s W-2 Program, March 2002, by Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Ph.D., Institute for Wisconsin’s Future and Pamela S. Fendt, UW-Milwaukee, Center for Economic Development

Metropolitan Polarization in an Era of Affluence: Income Trends in Metropolitan Milwaukee Since 1990, January 2002, by Marc V. Levine

Emergency Services Utilization in Milwaukee County: 1995 to 2000, December 2001, by Pam Fendt, Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, and Marcus White

Cracks in the Glass Ceiling? Diversity and Management in Metro Milwaukee’s Private Industry in the 1990s, August 13, 2001, by Marc V. Levine, Ryan Ranker and Lisa Heuler Williams

Minority Business Ownership in Metropolitan Milwaukee in the 1990s: Some Statistical Indicators and Comparisons to the Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas, May 14, 2001, by Marc V. Levine and Lisa Heuler Williams.

Suburban Sprawl and the “Secession” of the Affluent: Metropolitan Polarization in Milwaukee:1987-1997, July 1999, by Marc V. Levine

The Economic State of Milwaukee: The City and the Region, May 1998, by Marc V. Levine, with Sandra J. Callaghan

The Feasibility of Economically Targeted Investing: A Wisconsin Case Study, June 1997, by Marc V. Levine, with Lee Smith and Emily Van Dunk

Welfare Reform and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Labor Market, August 1996, by Pamela S. Fendt

Inner City Retail Redevelopment Projects: Best Practicves Summary, July 1996, by Sandra J. Callaghan

Light Rail Transit and Inner City Redevelopment: A Proposal for Transit-Oriented Redevelopment at 27th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, February 1996, by Emily Van Dunk, with Marc Levine and Dale Dulberger

The Crisis of Low Wages in Milwaukee: Wage Polarization in the Metropolitan Labor Market, 1970-1990, November 1994, by Marc V. Levine

Downtown Redevelopment in Milwaukee: Has it Delivered for the City?, February 1994, by Marc V. Levine and John F. Zipp

The Milwaukee Public Schools Facilities Plan: An Economic Impact Analysis, January 1993, by Marc V. Levine

Light Rail in Milwaukee: An Analysis of the Potential Impact on Economic Development, May 1992, by Marc V. Levine

Technical Assistance Reports

Socio-Economic Impact Analysis: Rehabilitation of the Sherman Theater, November 2014, by Lisa Heuler Williams

The Economic Impact of Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, June 2013, by Marc Levine

Housing and Community in South Madison: Local Residents’ Viewpoints and Experiences, April 2007, by Andrea Robles, Jodi Wortsman, and Ariel Kaufman

Participatory Research at Cooperative Care: Supporting Caregivers and Building a Unified Cooperative, July 2006, by Andrea Robles and Julie Whitaker

Community Service Jobs in Wisconsin Works: the Milwaukee County Experience

Exploring the Perceptions of Bias and Discrimination: The Utilization of Nonprofit Consultants of Color in the Greater Milwaukee Area, by Pam Fendt and Karl Nichols

Ozaukee County Location Quotient Analysis, June 10, 2004, by Kathleen Cady Schilling

2001 Economic Development Resource Directory, Fifth Edition, 2001.

The Economic Impact of the 2001 Wisconsin State Fair, July 30, 2002, by Kathleen Cady Schilling and Lauren McHargue

Support Service Utilization Among Head Start Parents in Wisconsin, prepared for The Wisconsin Head Start State Collaboration Project, November 1999, Pamela S. Fendt

Milwaukee Community Economic Development Capacity Inventory, April 1999, by Marc V. Levine and Lauren A. McHargue

An Assessment of Transportation Service Options: A Profile of the Grandview Walnut Heights Community Presented to Community Residents, 12/98, Lauren McHargue, Deborah Curtis and Justin First.

Milwaukee Non-Profit Venture Fund Planning Document, September 1998, by Lauren A. McHargue and Marc V. Levine

New Berlin Public Transportation Alternatives Task Force: Introductory Information, March 1998, by Sandra J. Callaghan and Lisa Heuler Williams

Model Development in the “Workforce Connections” Project: Final Report, January 1998, by Marc V. Levine

Labor Market Research Update for the High Wage Dislocated Worker Project, September 1997, by Pamela S. Fendt

Model Development in the Workforce Connections Project: Interim Report, September 1997, by Marc V. Levine and Pamela S. Fendt

Survey and Analysis of Current Socioeconomic Development Activities in Milwaukee’s Near South Side, June 1997, by Sandra J. Callaghan, with Lisa Heuler Williams

High Wage Job Opportunities in Metropolitan Milwaukee: A Report for the High Wage Dislocated Worker Project, April 1997, by Pamela S. Fendt

The Milwaukee Foundry Industry: A Background Report, April 1997, by Marc V. Levine

Occupational Trends and Training Requirements in Targeted Industrial Sectors: A Report for the High Wage Dislocated Worker Project, March 1997, by Pamela S. Fendt

Employment and Wage Trends in Targeted Industrial Sectors: A Report for the High Wage Dislocated Worker Project, February 1997, by Pamela S. Fendt

Riverwest Community Schools Program: Assessment of First Year Operations, September 1996, by Sandra J. Callaghan

The Economic Impact of Sinai Samaritan Hospital on Greater Milwaukee, May 1996, by Marc V. Levine and Emily Van Dunk

Employer Ownership Feasibility Study for the Port of Milwaukee, September 1994, by Dale Dulberger and John F. Zipp

The Economic Impact of Envirotest Corporation’s Proposed Testing Program in Wisconsin, March 1994, by Marc V. Levine

Southside Economic Summit Study, May 1993, by Marc V. Levine

The Lisbon Area Neighborhood Development Project: The New L.I.F.E. Skills Survey, January 1993, by John F. Zipp