Message from Mayor Tom Barrett
Milwaukee’s downtown is dynamic. Perched on Lake Michigan, we exude a ‘Fresh Coast’ spirit of innovation and celebration.
There’s an energy here that you’ll want to tap into, whether it’s for business or pleasure.
Turn any corner and you’ll find a fresh take on our old world charm, from our Riverwalk to historic Milwaukee streets, our inspiring Milwaukee Art Museum to the bustling warehouse district of the Historic Third Ward. This is an affordable city to explore and an ideal place to launch a business. Or a boat.
I invite you to discover the Milwaukee Advantage!
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Downtown Fast Facts
Downtown is located halfway between Madison and Chicago
Downtown is the daytime home to over 78,000 employees, representing more than $344 million in spending potential.
Each year, over 1.5 million spectators visit the Bradley Center (entertainment venue), 250,000 visitors visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, and over 1 million visitors attend ethnic festivals and the world’s largest music festival on the Henry Maier Festival Grounds.