September 28, 2023

Brew Metropolis Match broadcasts newest cohort of collaborating enterprise homeowners

The intersection of Cesar E. Chavez Drive, Greenfield and Muskego avenues in Milwaukee. (Picture: Jon Elliott)

Brew Metropolis Match introduced this week the newest group of 25 BIPOC small enterprise homeowners, in addition to industrial property homeowners, which were accepted into this system.

Via Brew Metropolis Match, small enterprise homeowners and industrial property homeowners can apply for grants of as much as $100,000 to renovate their storefronts and buy tools. Enterprise homeowners additionally obtain enterprise teaching. This system additionally works to attach entrepreneurs with native assets and networks to assist them succeed.

This system will make investments $3.5 million over a interval of two years. The newest Brew Metropolis Match cohort contains:

  • Adjusted Crowns LLC
  • Alphabet Nook mke
  • Clearcut Options
  • The Code-Switcher, LLC
  • Espresso Makes You Black
  • Cream Metropolis Moto
  • Earth Angel LLC
  • Euphorik Oasis
  • Flystrate clothes model llc
  • Enjoyable Seeker Health
  • Glow Studios LLC
  • Grey Jett Enterprises LLC
  • Grind and Shine Options LLC
  • Infinite Occasion Venue LLC
  • Jvst Magnificence
  • Pivot RR, LLC
  • Prenasis Hair Gallery/Salon Lavish
  • Tremendous Expedite LLC
  • Victory Imaginative and prescient Enterprise Ventures, S.C.
  • Wardlaw Productions LLC

Every enterprise will obtain scholarships for enterprise teaching and/or funding to assist the buildout of their brick-and-mortar house or to enhance their operations.

“There may be a lot alternative in Milwaukee, and it’s thrilling to have the ability to watch these proficient entrepreneurs develop their companies and assist catalyze alternatives for neighborhoods to thrive,” stated Theodore Lipscomb, govt director of Native Initiatives Assist Corp. (LISC) Milwaukee, which helps run the Brew Metropolis Match program. “We’re happy with all of our Match Day recipients, and we’re extra dedicated than ever to supporting their success.”

Brew Metropolis Match, which launched in 2019 with a $3.5 million grant from the JPMorgan Chase Basis, is designed to catalyze small enterprise progress in neighborhoods surrounding downtown Milwaukee by offering entry to financing and technical assist and matching qualifying companies with vacant properties.

Since 2019, Brew Metropolis Match has supplied $1.16 million in grants to 68 companies, which has resulted within the redevelopment of 54 industrial properties and the creation of greater than 250 jobs in underserved areas.

Within the subsequent two years, the group plans to spend money on completely different Milwaukee neighborhoods together with Historic King Drive, the North Avenue Market BID, the Close to West Facet, Cesar Chavez Drive, Historic Mitchell Road and the RiverWorks corridors.

“It’s critically essential that we offer entry to financial alternative for Black and Brown enterprise homeowners as they begin up, stabilize, adapt and develop,” stated Travis Spell, LISC financial growth program officer. “Brew Metropolis Match is doubling down on our efforts to make this occur.”