Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Promises about Jobs on Abele-O-Meter

Establish a 'final' Park East plan

Will establish "a final Park East Plan that will turn the vacant land into job-generating development."

Implement a jobs strategy

Will "implement a real jobs strategy for Milwaukee County, including establishment of a final Park East Plan that will turn the vacant land into job-generating development."

Remove roadblocks to development

Will "remove roadblocks to development in land parcels like the Park East, and he will sell at competitive terms unused and underused land and building assets to companies and entrepreneurs who want to start or expand business ventures."

Create fund to make loans and grants to start-up and expanding businesses

Will direct revenue from land and building sales "into a segregated fund to provide loans and grants to businesspeople eager to launch or expand ventures but are having trouble finding startup capital in the current tight credit market."

Overhaul transit system to connect residents with employers

Will overhaul "the transit system to ensure residents without transportation are connected to the highest density of employers, as well as job training centers like MATC, MSOE, UWM and when possible, using smarter routes during shift changes and rush hour."