United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce strives to provide its members and the general public with information that is current and important to making critical business decisions. The USCCC continuously identifies the most timely topics in our ever-changing, digitalized global economy and invites business executives and professionals with first-hand experience to address these topics from different perspectives.

Scott Walker has been a long time friend of FirstPathway Partners, and we are pleased to have his support for our program.


The Department of Commerce (Commerce) was established in 1996 through the consolidation of various independent state organizations. It provides development assistance in areas such as marketing, business, and community finance, exporting, small business advocacy, and manufacturing assessments. The department also issues professional credentials for the construction trades and administers safety and building codes. Commerce also regulates petroleum products and tank systems and administers the Petroleum Environmental Clean-up Fund.

The MMAC's mission is to improve metro Milwaukee as a place to invest capital, grow business and create jobs. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) is a 147-year-old private, not-for-profit organization representing approximately 2,000 member businesses in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties. Driven by the needs and aspirations of our members, we are committed to bringing resources and solutions as a community partner to increase the economic vitality of the metro Milwaukee community.

Michael J. Murphy was first elected in a special election in 1989, and now is serving his fifth term as 10th District alderman. For more information about Alderman Murphy please click HERE.

Tom Barrett was first elected Milwaukee’s 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004, and won a second term in 2008 with 79% of the vote – the largest percentage a Mayoral candidate has received in 40 years. He grew up on Milwaukee's West side, graduated college and law school from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was a member of both the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate, and was elected to five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Barrett and his wife, Kris, live in Milwaukee's Washington Heights Neighborhood with their four children: Tommy, Annie, Erin and Kate.

Mayor Tom Barrett appointed Rocky Marcoux to serve as Commissioner for the Department of City Development in 2004. Under his direction, the department has focused its land and economic development tools to leverage more than 11,000 jobs and strengthen neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee 7, launched in September 2005, was formed to create a regional, cooperative economic development platform for the seven counties of southeastern Wisconsin: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Waukesha and Washington. Its mission is to attract, retain and grow diverse businesses and talent.