Co-Working & Innovation Space
The Chamber recognizes our distinctive opportunity to provide an inspiring environment designed for minority entrepreneurs, innovators and influencers, where a variety of start-ups and freelancers can incubate, receive business development support, and network to explore their potential. Legacy will support individuals with ideas that grow into viable products and services. Ultimately, the Chamber creates economic vibrancy that fortifies African American communities and families through strong businesses. According to Fortune Magazine, the number of businesses owned by African American women grew 322% between 1997 and 2015, making African American women the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. We witness this phenomenon in Milwaukee. Of the 33 participants in our RISE Entrepreneurial Training Program, 31 are African American women. These entrepreneurs run successful, innovative businesses including AP Makeup Academy, Bronzeville Collective, Lush Popcorn, and PumpFive that provide important services and employment while building community.
The Legacy Co-Working and Innovation Space represents our commitment to our members and our community to be a catalyst for business growth now and into the future, by establishing a one-of-a-kind facility in the heart of Milwaukee. This inspiring, accessible and safe space for African American Entrepreneurs will advance Milwaukee and Wisconsin now and in the future. Legacy will be located on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood and will offer affordable workspace and encourage partnerships in support of entrepreneurial growth and sustainability.
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To learn more on how you can be a part of building a legacy for African-Americans entrepreneurs in Milwaukee, please complete the inquiry form.
1920 North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212