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)

  • Vibrant German-American community hosts some of the largest American German Festivals in the USA 

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 

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