Central Location and Easy Access

  • A regional center for Government Services, Professional and Technical Services; Finance and Insurance; Hospitality; and Information/Media Services.
  • Best location for attracting employees from the entire metropolitan area, including the growing, educated workforce living in Southeastern Wisconsin.
  • Confluence of interstate highways (I-43, I-94, I-794, I-894). Center of public transportation with the Intermodal transportation facility and bus stops, including access to the convention center and major attractions.
  • Wonderful freshwater amenities – Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River.
  • Amtrak connection to Chicago (seven round-trips daily).
  • 15 minutes from Mitchell International Airport, which offers eight passenger airlines and four charter airlines.

High Quality Space and Infrastructure

  • Diverse workspaces from modern, high-rise office towers with Lake Michigan and Milwaukee River views, to innovative loft spaces in renovated, historic structures.
  • State-of-the-art telecommunications services, multiple fiber-optic networks, redundant power and affordable utilities.

Outstanding Amenities

  • Convenient, nearby services for businesses and employees.
  • Numerous restaurants, major sports/cultural attractions and after-work nightlife provide energy, excitement and ample opportunities for business and social networking.
  • Remarkable architecture and new infrastructure includes award-winning streetscapes, landscaping, parks and plazas.
  • Colleges, universities, research centers and K-12 school systems that drive innovation, train the labor force and contribute to the regional quality of life. Downtown is home to 13 colleges/universities and more than 97,000 students.

A Clean and Safe Environment

  • Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District (BID #21) supports supplemental patrols, daily cleaning of streets and sidewalks, full-time hospitality and safety guides, as well as graffiti removal, sidewalk power washing and other special services, as needed.

Human and Social Capital

  • The knowledge and skill levels of the region’s labor force. Downtown employs over 81,000 workers.
  • Professional relationships and networks that aid in creating knowledge spillovers, connect employers with employees and support entrepreneurial development.