Downtown Milwaukee is thriving. There’s no better time to live, work, play or open a business in our bustling center. Produced by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, we've documented our unprecedented growth through the Downtown Investment Guide.
In the past decade alone, we’ve established our mark with the Milwaukee Art Museum’s world-renowned Calatrava addition, boosted our residential population by more than 27%, grown our workforce to 83,000 talented employees, erected new high-rises and continued to host the largest music festival on the planet. The progress here surpasses many cities of our size.
More Than $7.7 Billion and Counting!
Downtown Milwaukee is the economic hub of Southeastern Wisconsin. Since 2010, over $2.9 billion has been invested in completed private and public projects and more than $2.7 billion is currently under construction or proposed to start soon, spurring significant momentum that has re-established downtown as the vibrant economic center of Wisconsin. This adds to the more than $2 billion invested between 2005 and 2010. The Downtown Area Investment Map showcases where the unprecedented growth is occurring.