About Milwaukee



Why Milwaukee?

  • Largest city in the state of Wisconsin 

  • Located on Lake Michigan, the second largest of the five Great Lakes 

  • Home to the 3-mile Milwaukee RiverWalk  

  • 17 museums in downtown with 25 in surrounding counties 

  • Birthplace of Harley Davidson (1903), Miller Brewing Company (MillerCoors), and the typewriter (1897)

  • Hosts the world’s largest Bastille Days celebration outside of France



Economic Development

"The Milwaukee 7, launched in September 2005, was formed to create a cooperative platform for the seven counties of southeastern Wisconsin: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Waukesha and Washington. Its mission is to grow, attract and retain diverse businesses and talent.Since forming, Milwaukee 7 has seen a significant return on investment. The Milwaukee 7 has also leveraged millions of dollars in federal earmarks, state assistance and other municipal investments for business projects that make the Milwaukee Region stronger and a more attractive place to do business.   -Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 

Share this page Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linkedin

Join or Renew Your Membership

Join Us! Experience the benefits of being part of the FACC-Chicago community