Stritch ERA measures entrepreneurial climate 

Cardinal Stritch University is pleased to announce the launch of the Stritch Entrepreneurial Ranking Analysis (ERA), designed by Dr. Peter Jonas, professor in the College of Education and Leadership.

The Stritch ERA, which Jonas created with the assistance of Stritch doctoral students, provides a dynamic snapshot of the entrepreneurial climate in Greater Milwaukee.

 “When people look at the statistics provided, they will quickly have a sense of whether the current landscape in Milwaukee is fertile or frustrating for innovators wanting to grow their ideas into flourishing businesses,” Jonas said.

Through a survey administered to a representative group of regional content experts, business leaders and entrepreneurs, the Stritch ERA indicates current conditions for entrepreneurs. The results of the initial survey averaged 4.91 (on a 10-point scale).

Survey questions were constructed based on extensive research and best practices to ensure validity and reliability. Jonas plans to administer surveys and collect data a few times each year, with timing consideration for relevant business and economic development news.