Where You Work is the Perk
The perks of working downtown are plenty. That’s why more than 81,000 employees proudly call their workplace downtown.
Downtown Milwaukee is where business gets done. We’re the region’s hub for innovation and technology. Home to Fortune 500® companies such as Northwestern Mutual, ManpowerGroup and Joy Global, as well as visionaries that define entrepreneurial spirit like Stone Creek Coffee, Brew City Beer Gear and Usinger’s Famous Sausage, businesses choose downtown for its vibrancy, accessibility to goods and services, and appeal to young professionals.
It’s a place for opportunity and growth – a city that prides itself on nurturing millennials into leadership positions. We even dedicate a full week of activities and events to it with the nation’s first Young Professional Week.
Plus, we offer a pretty cool environment too. Historic buildings, breathtaking lake views, a beautiful Riverwalk, and ample green space where many concerts, markets and movies are held weekly. Simply put, downtown Milwaukee offers a sense of community that can be found elsewhere. If you’re a job seeker, downtown Milwaukee is the place to be.
From finance and accounting to marketing and engineering, downtown Milwaukee offers employment opportunities to more than 81,000 employees. Here are a few resources to help locate your place in our workforce.
While many of today’s jobs are attained through online postings, social media networks and leveraging existing relationships, face time with downtown’s expanding employers can be invaluable. Whether it’s for a professional, technical, executive or hourly position, recruiters provide insight into a company’s culture and tips on getting your resume noticed.
Given downtown’s density of professional organizations and service-based clubs, networking in Milwaukee is as simple as identifying your passion.
With downtown’s centrality in the region, getting to work is a straight shot from every direction. Nearly 76% of all downtown employees live less than 10 miles from the central business district. Of the workers that do commute on a daily basis, downtown Milwaukee offers more than 34,000 parking spots among surface lots and structures, and more than 8,000 on-street metered spaces.
By the Numbers
12th Best City in the U.S. for the Greatest Number of Six-Figure Jobs
– CNNMoney.com (2006)
2nd Safest City
Among the 40 Largest Metropolitan Areas in the U.S.
– Forbes.com (2009)
30.9% of workers live downtown Downtown Milwaukee boasts an extremely high live-work quotient, rivaling highly regarded peer cities such as Minneapolis, San Francisco and Denver. Downtown Milwaukee has a live-work quotient that is more than 10% higher than the average of the 230+ nodes in the study, with 30.9% of workers living within downtown and one-mile area surrounding downtown, who work within the same area.
of downtown Milwaukee’s workers are female
of downtown workers earn more than $3,333 per month.
Up-and-Coming Tech City in the US
– Forbes.com (2008)
of downtown employees live less than 10 miles from work.
of employees fall within the age 30 to 54 cohort.
81,000 Workers Employeed
Downtown in 2010, an increase of 3.8% over the 78,005 employed during 2000.
9th Best City
for Young Professionals in the U.S.
– Forbes.com (2008)
Largest Industry Sectors
for downtown employees are finance and insurance (20.9%), government (18.9%), and professional, scientific and technical services (12.7%).
Best Places for Business and Careers
– Forbes.com (2012)