By the Numbers

$3.6+ billion Amount of private and public investment that has taken place within downtown Milwaukee since 2005

$1.6+ billion Amount invested in private and public projects currently under construction

83,490 downtown workers The number of downtown employees in the central business district.

5.5 million visitors The number of visitors who attended events at the Bradley Center, Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds and the Wisconsin Center District on an annual basis.

150% attendance growth Between 2007 and 2016, convention attendance has increased 150% and room nights have increased 18%.

65.9% hotel occupancy rate Between 2008 and 2016, the number of downtown hotel rooms has grown from 3,125 to 4,501. 24 hotels currently operate downtown, with several proposed or under-construction.

11.9 million sq. ft. As of the first quarter of 2016, the total CBD office market inventory increased by 600,000 sq. ft. to 11.9 million sq. ft. when compared to the 2012 inventory.

16 MCTS routes 16 Milwaukee County Transit System routes and Metro Express routes converge downtown.

659 restaurants and retailers Restaurants and bars account for nearly 45% of downtown's retail scene.

40 Bublr Bike stations

67,000 higher education students

5.4% retail vacancy Between 2012 and 2016, downtown's retail vacancy rates have steadily decreased from 8.5% to 5.4%. During this same period, the lease rates have increased from $12.71 per sq. ft. to $17.72 per sq. ft.

86 walk score Walk Score is a patented system used to measure a location or neighborhood's walkability. Downtown neighborhoods have ranked "very walkable" to a "walker's paradise."

17% multi-tenant vacancy rate Even with an office market inventory that has increased by 5.5% since 2012, the CBD vacancy rate is down to 17% from 21.9% during the same five-year period.

25,000 residents According to the Hunden Strategic Partners report, downtown Milwaukee ranks second when compared with Hunden report peer cities.