The Commons is an opportunity for motivated and talented students in Wisconsin to get firmly planted in the region’s growing innovation economy. It's a chance to apply skills on real-world projects, build professional networks and connect with the community. We run a variety of programming throughout the year and work with students of any school, any year and any degree.

For the region’s academic and business community, this is an unparalleled level of collaboration, creating a vast web of connections and opportunity to connect with our best and brightest collegiate students. The Commons is reshaping the economic landscape of Wisconsin.



The Commons is an initiative of The Greater Milwaukee Committee, a civic non-profit organization comprised of 180+ local leaders dedicated to making southeast Wisconsin a better place to live, learn, work and play.


Our team

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THe commons council

Nancy Blair, Rick Carpenter, Matt Cordio, Jeremy Fojut, Jan van den Kieboom, Dan Nelson, Guy Russ, Dave Sachse Jr., Julia Taylor, Michael VanDerhoef