The MMAC–made up of 1,800 businesses with roughly 300,000 employees–is a powerful source for finding information, developing business relationships, taking action, and getting results.
The MMAC’s programs focus on three core competencies. We deliver the best business network in the region, we accelerate economic development and we advocate for public policy that strengthens the business community. There are many ways to >> GET INVOLVED and make a difference.
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Cultivating Contacts, Developing Opportunities
The MMAC is the region’s best business network, bringing members together to develop business, share best practices and build relationships.
The Executive Roundtable Program helps you resolve your toughest business challenges in a confidential peer setting. It’s working right now for nearly 500 CEOs, CFOs, Senior Executives and Sales Management Roundtables.
Each Roundtable is:
- A completely confidential group of 8-12 executives from non-competing organizations
- A team of leaders who help solve each other’s most pressing challenges by sharing their unique experiences and perspectives
Network for Business Development
Business development is about sharing new ideas and opportunities. By participating in a Networking Forum, sales and marketing professionals from diverse industries are expanding their business networks and uncovering new growth opportunities.
Each MMAC Networking Forum is:
- A group of 10-20 people from non-competing businesses who help each other connect with people they need to know
- An ideal environment to share successful strategies and find new ways to advance business goals
Through our International Business Division, you will join companies and individuals on the leading edge of globalization.
You will have opportunity to expand your network, share best practices and become better informed.
- The China Business Council and India Business Network are dedicated to those companies who are doing business in or wish to explore business relationships in China and India.
- The MMAC’s international affiliate, the Milwaukee World Trade Association, provides regular educational programming and networking receptions so you can learn top tips for going global from industry experts.
Networking through Business Community Events
Meet other members and local leaders at business, social and political events. Register online at mmac.org/events.
Public Policy Events
Update members on issues and developments surrounding the business climate, education & workforce, infrastructure and health care
Business After Hours
Frequent business-to-business receptions events at interesting locales typically draw 150-200 professionals
Future 50 Awards Luncheon
Honors top local firms growing in revenue and employment
All Member Meeting
Our most high-profile event updates members on the progress of the MMAC’s regional agenda and sets goals for the future
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Your Advocate for Pro-Business Policies
Every business needs someone to advance its interests in the halls of government. The MMAC advocates for policy changes that will help your company thrive, now and in the future.
The MMAC’s advocacy provides:
- A unified voice and decisive action on education, infrastructure, taxes and economic development issues
- Opportunities to connect with elected officials and staff
- A scorecard to track if your legislators are supporting policies that strengthen the business environment
- Simple, effective vehicles to make political contributions
Recent advocacy wins:
- Successfully appealed Milwaukee’s Mandated Sick Leave Ordinance
- A tax exemption for capital gains reinvested in a business in Wisconsin
- Tax credit for research and development activities conducted by businesses
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Working Together to Grow the Economy
Working together, the seven counties of Southeastern Wisconsin are an economic powerhouse. Regional economic development creates jobs and grows our community’s bottom line so everyone benefits. The MMAC is ensuring our region’s long-term prosperity by co-chairing the Milwaukee 7—a regional collaboration staffed, housed and administered by the MMAC.
Milwaukee 7 benefits all MMAC members by:
- Uniting around a regional agenda to grow, expand and attract world-class businesses and talent.
- Working together to develop regional solutions to issues such as workforce development, transportation, and entrepreneurship.
Finding and keeping the best employees provides you with a key business advantage. The MMAC’s FUEL Milwaukee is committed to attracting the most talented professionals—and keeping them here.
FUEL has actively engaged more than 6,000 professionals and nearly 60 corporations in the community and works to improve the perception of the Milwaukee region.
The Business Council (TBC)
The Business Council’s mission is to create and maximize access to economic opportunities and resources for ethnically-diverse businesses. Its Supplier Diversity Module matches minority businesses with corporate and public-sector firms to develop new business spending. To date, the network has generated $180 million in revenue over nine years for participating minority businesses.