Podcast: Milwaukee’s Authenticity and Future Downtown Debates

Beth Weirick, CEO of the Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District, discusses maintaining Milwaukee’s authenticity during a time of change, regional funding debates, and much more.

Photo courtesy Milwaukee Downtown.

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On past episodes of this podcast we’ve looked back at some of the historic changes that have occurred in downtown Milwaukee, but now, it’s time to look forward. To help us do that, I was joined by Beth Weirick, CEO of the Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District.

We talked about how to maintain Milwaukee’s authenticity during this period of change some of the regional funding debates that still lie ahead.

Also: We’re featuring local music on the podcast, so if you’d like to have your song played, get in touch with me via email or on Twitter.

This episode features the song “The Light” by Jay Matthes.

The Milwaukee Magazine Podcast is produced and edited by Dan Shafer. Find podcasts, videos, photo galleries and more on our Multimedia page.





Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at daniel.shafer@milwaukeemag.com. He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.