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.

6+ 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.

2.6 million sq. ft. As of the first quarter of 2017, the total CBD office market inventory increased by 1.3 million sq. ft. to 2.6 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.

58 Bublr Bike stations Almost half of which are located in the greater downtown area.

67,000 higher education students

86% college educated Percentage of people, 25 years or older, in downtown Milwaukee that have enrolled in college, earned their associates degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate/professional degree. 67% of those individuals have at least their bachelor's degree.

7.1% retail vacancy Between 2012 and 2017, downtown's retail vacancy rates have steadily decreased from 8.5% to 7.1%.

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."

16.6% multi-tenant vacancy rate Even with an office market inventory that has increased by 11.5%

26,000 residents According to the Hunden Strategic Partners report, downtown Milwaukee ranks second when compared with Hunden report peer cities.