In August 2001, Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM) was founded by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce as an economic development initiative to attract and retain young, diverse talent to the Milwaukee Region.

In February 2007, YPM reorganized, rebranded, and was relaunched as FUEL Milwaukee to better position the organization for regional influence and to place emphasis on what FUEL was designed to do, rather than making age a focus of membership.

YPM had grown to 5,000 members and gained a national reputation of success, having created and hosted the first National YP Summit in 2004. Since its launch, FUEL Milwaukee has registered thousands of members and continues to be recognized locally and nationally as a leader in regional talent attraction and retention.

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