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Name (english)
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)
Имя
Timothy R. Sheehy/ Peter Beitzel
Контактный номер телефона
414-287-4100
Факс
414-271-7753
Веб Адрес
http://mmac.org
Электронный адрес
tsheehy@mmac.org pbeitzel@mmac.org

Адрес

756 North Milwaukee Street, Suite 400 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Отрасли промышленности
  1. Производство одежды
  2. Обеспечение бизнеса капиталом, кредитами или инвестициями
  3. Развлекательные комплексы
  4. Медицинские услуги
  5. Отельный и курортный бизнес
  6. Производство мебели для дома и больших предприятий
  7. Промышленное производство
  8. Развитие области развлечения (учреждения питание и напитков)
  9. Развитие медицинских учреждений
  10. Полиграфические услуги
  11. Деловые услуги
Штаты
  1. Висконсин
Metropolitan Milwaukee ассоциация торговли(MMAC)

Metropolitan Milwaukee ассоциация торговли(MMAC)

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) is a 148-year-old private, not-for-profit organization representing approximately 1,800 member businesses with 300,000 employees in the four county area and beyond.  The MMAC serves as an advocate for metropolitan businesses to encourage business development, capital investment and job creation, and is dedicated to continuously improving the quality of benefits and services to member companies. 

The MMAC's programs and resources center around three core competencies designed to meet our members' investment objectives

networking, economic development and advocacy.  We serves as an advocate for metropolitan businesses to encourage business development, capital investment and job creation, and are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of benefits and services to member companies.

 


 

   

Business Networking

MMAC is the region's best business network, bringing members together to develop business, share best practices, and build business relationships.

Executive Roundtables
Provide a confidential peer advisory board to share best practices and resolve business challenges.

CEO Roundtable Program
Provides a confidential peer advisory board

CFO Roundtable Program
Confidential forum for financial officers to garner best practices

Senior Executive Roundtable Program
Provides a confidential forum for second in command executives.

CEOs of Growing Businesses
Specifically for entrepreneurs exceeding $3 million in annual income

Networking for Business Development
Strengthen your business through exposure to potential clients, vendors and business experts.

Networking Forum
Brings together sales and marketing professionals to build relationships and referral business

Networking through Business Community Events
Meet other members, community and local leaders at business, social and political events.

Business After Hours
Monthly business-to-business networking, draws 200-300 people

Special Events
- Semi-annual All-Member Meeting to update progress on MMAC's regional economic agenda
- Annual Bucks Preview Luncheon
- Milwaukee Night in Madison with state legislators
- Milwaukee Night in Washington D.C. with local and federal officials
- Future 50 luncheon for annual small business award winners

 


   

Economic Development

MMAC is the key private sector partner for regional economic development, working to strengthen our business base and attract and retain jobs and the talent to fill them.

China Business Council
Provides support for companies interest in or doing business in China

  • Annual networking events
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Trade missions

FUEL MIlwaukee
Economic development initiative of the MMAC dedicated to growing the region's diverse talent base.

Milwaukee 7
Regional, cooperative economic development platform for the seven counties of S.E. Wisconsin

  • Co-chaired by the MMAC. 
  • Mission is to attract, retain and grow diverse businesses and talent in the region.

Milwaukee Development Corporation
Streamlines business retention, expansion and attraction opportunities for the Milwaukee 7

  • Supports catalytic real estate development projects in the region.

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Works with minority owned businesses to increase to the number and viability of these firms

  • Its Supplier Diversity Module facilitated $3 million in additional business for minority firms in 2005
  • 70+ companies involved

 


 

Advocacy for Business

MMAC serves as the region's advocate for business at the local, state and federal levels, representing a broad cross section of industry sectors throughout the seven-county area.

Blueprint for Economic Prosperity
Identifies barriers to regional economic growth and sets forth clear goals to increase prosperity                          

  • Launched in Oct. 2002
  • Scorecard on growth/gaps, Oct. 2004, Oct. 2006
  • Addresses five key issue areas:  Education, Infrastructure, Taxes, Health Care and Economic Development
  • Blueprint Briefings - exclusive look at progress and challenges within each Blueprint area held throughout year

Legislative Scorecard
Reports voting records of all state legislators

PAC/Conduit
Provides simple and effective vehicles to make political contributions

Milwaukee Nights in Madison and Washington, D.C.
Provides opportunities for business leaders to network with elected officials and their staffs

 


 

Additional Benefits

 

Cost-Savings with Office Depot

  • Discounts up to 60%
  • Free next day delivery
  • Convenient ordering: phone, fax or online
  • Exclusive members-only promotions and discounts

Group Health Insurance Plan
Patient Choice is an innovative, consumer driven health care plan for small business members.

Marketing Opportunities
Sponsoring a MMAC event offers a unique opportunity to increase your visibility among top decision makers at leading companies throughout the four-county metropolitan area.

MMAC Sponsors Foreign Investment Economic Development Zone

The Milwaukee Region has been designated a Regional Center for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

Sponsored by MMAC, the Milwaukee Immigrant Investment Zone includes Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Waukesha, Washington and Walworth counties.  The Milwaukee Region is the only designated investment zone for urban areas in the Midwest.

The Immigrant Investor Visa Program offers green cards to foreign investors and their families who invest a minimum of $1 million (or $500,000 in targeted employment areas) in businesses that create at least ten full-time permanent jobs for U.S. workers. 

Investor Benefits

  • Qualified investors and their families (spouse and any unmarried children under age 21) are eligible for green cards after approval of their application
  • Although investment must occur within a regional center's territory, the investor and his/her family may live and work anywhere in the United States
  • No minimum requirements as to the investor's age, business training and experience or language skills
  • Ability to travel outside of the United States and return to the United States without a visa
  • Education benefits of permanent residents, including admission to state universities at resident costs
  • Eligible to become a U.S. citizen once a permanent resident for more than five years 

How to Seek Status as an Immigrant Investor

To apply for status as an immigrant investor, you must file CIS Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. The Form I-526 must be filed with supporting documentation which clearly demonstrates that the individual investor meets all requirements, such as:

  • Establishing a new commercial enterprise by creating a new business, purchasing an existing business, expanding an existing business or by retaining all existing jobs in a troubled business
  • Investing the requisite capital amount
  • Proving the investment comes from a lawful source of funds
  • Creating full-time jobs, directly or indirectly, for at least ten employees, or preserving existing direct jobs in a troubled business
  • Demonstrating that the investor is actively participating in the business
  • Creating employment within a targeted employment area, where applicable

For more information on the Milwaukee Immigrant Investment Zone, contact Peter Beitzel at (414) 287.4140 or pbeitzel@mmac.org.