Why Downtown Milwaukee?
Downtown Milwaukee is the economic hub of Southeastern Wisconsin. Since 2005, over $2.6 billion in private and public projects have been complete and nearly $1 billion more of investment is currently under construction, spurring a dramatic turnaround that has re-established downtown as a vibrant center of commerce. Investment is occurring here because of our competitive offerings.
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.
- 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.