June 15, 2021

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Millennials Recommend Improvements To Education, Health, Policing To Stop Brain Drain

With thousands of young Black and brown Milwaukeeans migrating every year to larger cities including Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Houston, a group of young professionals has come up with recommendations to keep their colleagues from leaving. 

Milwaukee’s Millennial Task Force has spent the last year studying the city’s so-called brain drain. The group presented their findings and recommendations early this month to the Milwaukee Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee.

“While Milwaukee has comparatively low cost of living and opportunities for entrepreneurship, the high rates of poverty, insufficient educational systems, segregation, limited cultural scenes and concerns about public safety

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