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Milwaukee Tax Incremental Financing

Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) is an economic development tool used by the City of Milwaukee and other municipalities to leverage private development investment. This tool has been available since the state of Wisconsin adopted a TIF statute in 1975.

Milwaukee has created more than 89 Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs) to support a wide variety of projects. In recent years, TIF has leveraged such high-profile investments as the construction of a new headquarters for Northwestern Mutual, the new downtown arena, the creation of the Menomonee Valley, Reed Street Yards and Century City business parks, and the installation of the Milwaukee RiverWalk. The tool also supports neighborhood-scale projects, such as the City Homes subdivision, South 5th Street reconstruction and the Bronzeville corridor.

Explore additional topics related to Milwaukee's use of Tax Incremental Financing

Explanation of Tax Incremental Financing

2018 Annual Report of Milwaukee Tax Incremental Financing Districts

Milwaukee Tax Incremental District project summaries

Wisconsin Department of Revenue website

Map of Milwaukee Tax Incremental Financing Districts



Joint Review Board

The next meeting of the Joint Review Board will take place on December 18th at 1:00 pm, at 809 N Broadway.

Agenda can be found here.