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In wake of recent unrest, Milwaukee leaders point to construction industry as avenue for economic success

A city of Milwaukee employee cleans up the gutted Jet Beauty Supply, which was destroyed by fire and looting, on Aug. 14 on Milwaukee’s north side. The construction industry can provide good-paying jobs for those who are willing to put in the work. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

After long pent-up frustration led to the destruction of several buildings on Milwaukee’s north side, city officials were suggesting residents might turn to construction to at least find part of a way out of the poverty and despair endured by many in the area.

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