Urban farming works.  (Photo: M. Muza)
Urban farming works. (Photo: M. Muza)
Milwaukee's Sweet Water Organics.  (Photo: Sweet Water Organics)
Milwaukee's Sweet Water Organics. (Photo: Sweet Water Organics)

"What's right with America?" Milwaukee's Sweet Water Organics

The Economist’s Schumpeter blog had an engaging item this weekend titled "This time it’s serious: America is becoming a less attractive place to do business."

All gloom and doom aside, the blog cites a recent Harvard Business Review feature on "American competitiveness." 

And, after its jolt of negativity, the blog goes into a section called "What’s right with America can fix what’s wrong."  It’s within this section that Milwaukee takes the lead.  Specifically with a mention and accolades for Milwaukee’s Sweet Water Organics and UWM.  

The blog states, "Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School points to the extraordinary amount of innovation that is going on not just in Silicon Valley but across the country. For example, water researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have linked up with urban farmers who occupy abandoned factories. The fruit of this alliance is firms such as Sweet Water Organics, which produces fish and greens in a former crane factory."

Read and form your own opinions on the blog here

No matter what you think about America’s rights or wrongs, it’s great that more and more  people are seeing the right, right here in Milwaukee.  


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