Building Our Merchandise Mix

Retail recruitment is an ongoing effort of Milwaukee Downtown. After completion of a retail strategy by Downtown Works, Milwaukee Downtown introduced the Central Business District Focus Retail Program. Besides serving as a matchmaker between prospective retailers and property owners, Milwaukee Downtown offers financial incentives to increase the vitality of downtown’s retail scene. Click here to learn more about these various tools. 

In addition, the City of Milwaukee – Department of City Development also offers financial incentives for businesses within downtown's comercial corridors. These grants and incentives are intended to aid property owners and retailers in making interior and exterior improvements. Click here to learn more about the City of Milwaukee's various programs.