Milwaukee County Economic Development Division

Milwaukee County Economic Development Division Growing and improving businesses and quality of life in the County through efficient, collaborative initiatives and programs that make a positive impact.

Milwaukee County is the economic driver of the State of Wisconsin. As the County’s Economic Development division, we work to continuously grow and improve the business environment and quality of life in our region. From the acquisition and sale of surplus property, to managing air space and cell tower leases, to supporting job training and other workforce development initiatives; all of our programs and responsibilities share common goals of efficiency, collaboration and making a positive impact.

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Planning a new business? Get started with this guide from West Allis!
12/12/2017
Open for Business First

Planning a new business? Get started with this guide from West Allis!

Open for Business First

Check out the Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce and see how economic development is being promoted in the Milwaukee Coun...
12/08/2017
:: The Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce ::

Check out the Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce and see how economic development is being promoted in the Milwaukee County village.

Since being re-chartered in 2004 after a twenty-six year absence, the Chamber has been serving the Village of Hales Corners with quality programs and services designed to help businesses and…

Winter may be approaching, but farmers market season is still here. Don't miss the new Christmas Market in West Allis on...
11/30/2017
West Allis Farmers Market

Winter may be approaching, but farmers market season is still here. Don't miss the new Christmas Market in West Allis on Friday and Saturday!

West Allis Farmers Market The West Allis Farmers Market offers a wide verity of seasonal produce, fresh meats and eggs, honey and maple syrup, fresh cut flowers and annual plants, and prepared foods. Each year the Farmers Market is open from the first Saturday in May through the Saturday after Thank...

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a perfect day to shop local and support Milwaukee County's small businesses. Check ...
11/25/2017
Shop Local...Shop the Ward! | Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, a perfect day to shop local and support Milwaukee County's small businesses. Check out these great reasons to shop the Third Ward!

Shop local and shop the Ward. Make your list and check it twice, then visit the Historic Third Ward for your best shopping adventure ever! Find great savings, fun boutiques and unique gifts.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Economic Development Division! We're thankful for the wonderful people of Milwa...
11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Economic Development Division! We're thankful for the wonderful people of Milwaukee County.

Have you seen Oak Creek's Strategic Action Plan for 2017-2020? Thoughtful economic development is one of the city's crit...
11/14/2017
City of Oak Creek

Have you seen Oak Creek's Strategic Action Plan for 2017-2020? Thoughtful economic development is one of the city's critical success factors.

City Administration | City Updates | Community Development | General | Mayor & Council | June 19, 2017

A huge shout out to all of Milwaukee County's military veterans on this day of recognition. Happy Veterans Day!
11/11/2017
Veterans' Service Office

A huge shout out to all of Milwaukee County's military veterans on this day of recognition. Happy Veterans Day!

From its convenient location 6419 W. Greenfield Ave West Allis, WI 53214, the Veterans' Service Office assists eligible veterans and their dependents in applying for state and federal veterans…

It's National Men Make Dinner Day, and for some guys out there, that may be a challenge. Have no fear – Larry's Market i...
11/02/2017
Milwaukee: Larry's Market

It's National Men Make Dinner Day, and for some guys out there, that may be a challenge. Have no fear – Larry's Market in Brown Deer is here! Founder and owner Larry Ehlers has been making his famous pot pies for decades. So if you can't make it happen in the kitchen, try one of Milwaukee County's original specialty food shops.

Larry's Pot Pies, all made in house.

Stop by the Italian Community Center this Friday morning for "Advancing Equitable Economic Development in Milwaukee: Pol...
11/02/2017
Advancing Equitable Economic Development In Milwaukee: Policy and Practice

Stop by the Italian Community Center this Friday morning for "Advancing Equitable Economic Development in Milwaukee: Policy and Practice" hosted by LISC Milwaukee. Follow the link to register for this FREE event.

Our goal is to ignite civic leadership in policy and practice which results in greater racial and economic equity in Milwaukee. Given the significant level of public and private investment downtown,…

10/30/2017
10/30/2017
10/30/2017

Tune in LIVE on Facebook, as we celebrate St. Anthony's Repurposing Ceremony today at 11:30 a.m.! We'll be at St. Benedict the Moore's Parish on 924 W. State St., where elected officials, community partners and project lenders will deliver remarks on an impactful development that will help end chronic homelessness in Milwaukee County.

The repurposed building is set to open 60 new units of affordable, supportive housing next year for individuals who have either experienced homelessness or were at risk of homelessness. The former St. Anthony's Hospital will also feature a community meeting room, a cafeteria and office space for the House of Correction's Day Reporting Center.

MONDAY 11:30am :: Tune in LIVE with us as we celebrate an important step forward in ending chronic homelessness in Milwa...
10/28/2017

MONDAY 11:30am :: Tune in LIVE with us as we celebrate an important step forward in ending chronic homelessness in Milwaukee County! The former St. Anthony's Hospital will soon be repurposed into 60 units of affordable, supportive housing.

St. Benedict the Moore's Parish
924 W. State St.

What better place to recognize American Beer Day than Milwaukee County? Tour a brewery, have dinner at a brewpub or drin...
10/27/2017
Top Milwaukee Brewery Tours | VISIT Milwaukee

What better place to recognize American Beer Day than Milwaukee County? Tour a brewery, have dinner at a brewpub or drink a cold one at your favorite local spot. Cheers!

Milwaukee is the city that beer built, and now you can see how Milwaukee builds its beer on these fun brewery tours! Plan on joining one of our tours soon!

"When we talk about economic development, it starts with communication within our community," says Aaron Hertzberg. Comm...
10/25/2017
Oak Creek, Franklin highlight growth at State of the Cities breakfast - Park East

"When we talk about economic development, it starts with communication within our community," says Aaron Hertzberg.

Community leaders from Oak Creek and Franklin gathered earlier this month for the fourth annual State of the Cities breakfast sponsored by the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce.

Eggs, bacon, coffee and talk of economic development – the fourth annual State of the Cities breakfast on Milwaukee County’s south side filled up a large room at

The Park East neighborhood is one of the largest economic development projects in Milwaukee County's history. Milwaukee'...
10/20/2017
Park East - THE PARK EAST REDEVELOPMENT MILWAUKEE DOWNTOWN

The Park East neighborhood is one of the largest economic development projects in Milwaukee County's history. Milwaukee's Corridor of Opportunity offers new apartments, offices, retail shops, fitness centers, hangouts and more.

THE PARK EAST REDEVELOPMENT MILWAUKEE DOWNTOWN

Restaurants, retailers, offices and more – 84South in Greenfield is bustling with economic activity. Take a look at the ...
10/18/2017
84 South

Restaurants, retailers, offices and more – 84South in Greenfield is bustling with economic activity. Take a look at the ongoing development of this mixed-use space off of Layton Avenue near I-894.

Location: 40 acre area between Layton Ave, 84th Street, I-894, and 92nd St. A mixed use development anticipated to include retail, dining, fitness, office use, and apartments. Construction is…

Cheese is celebrated every day in Wisconsin, and we have a bonus reason to celebrate this Sunday – National Cheese Curd ...
10/13/2017
Eat Curds – Wisconsin Cheese

Cheese is celebrated every day in Wisconsin, and we have a bonus reason to celebrate this Sunday – National Cheese Curd Day! From fresh and squeaky to deep-fried, find the best cheese curds near you.

Welcome to the only resource committed to helping you find and devour Wisconsin cheese curds.

The Milwaukee Bucks' new arena is expected to be ready for the 2018-2019 NBA season. Until then, the construction proces...
10/11/2017
Arena construction bolsters economic development - Park East

The Milwaukee Bucks' new arena is expected to be ready for the 2018-2019 NBA season. Until then, the construction process is putting Milwaukee County people and companies to work. Check out this summer recap!

The Bucks’ new arena is about 55 percent complete, and every day, it’s getting easier to imagine a revitalized downtown Milwaukee. In addition to bringing a state-of-the-art entertainment

Celebrate what is "Made in Havenwoods" Oct. 3-6 at the Engine Conference presented by Havenwoods Economic Development Co...
09/29/2017
2017 Engine Events

Celebrate what is "Made in Havenwoods" Oct. 3-6 at the Engine Conference presented by Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation. The four-day gathering of makers and manufacturers features a happy hour bus tour, job fair and more. Register below!

October is National Manufacturing Month and we have an exciting week of creative and informative events planned for you from October 3-October 6!

A warm #WelcometotheCounty goes out to Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop at 92nd and Center!
09/27/2017

A warm #WelcometotheCounty goes out to Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop at 92nd and Center!

Avenues West neighborhood extends a big welcome to Sendik's. One of Milwaukee County's favorite grocers is now open on M...
09/22/2017

Avenues West neighborhood extends a big welcome to Sendik's. One of Milwaukee County's favorite grocers is now open on MU's campus. Sendik's Fresh2Go small-store format features Sendik's Express, online ordering with curbside pickup service, healthy snacks, single-serve meals and signature fresh produce.

Walker Square Park is home to a farmer's market every Thursday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m through October. Stop by ...
09/19/2017
Walker Square Farmer’s Market – Walker Square, Milwaukee

Walker Square Park is home to a farmer's market every Thursday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m through October. Stop by to support local, organic family farms and enjoy the green space of the park located between Mineral & Washington and 9th & 10th Streets.

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Today we recognize the men and women who work with their hands to build and maintain a strong Milwaukee County. From boi...
09/15/2017
Apprenticeship Information

Today we recognize the men and women who work with their hands to build and maintain a strong Milwaukee County. From boilermakers to electricians to plumbers – thank a skilled worker on #NationalTradesmenDay. Thanks, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO!

MBCTC works with BIG STEP and affiliated trade apprenticeship coordinators to facilitate training classes, preserve family-supporting careers, connect job seekers to good careers, help workers build…

Calling all car enthusiasts! Granville BID's Annual Car, Truck & Bike Spectacular is this Sunday, Sep. 17 from 10 a.m. t...
09/12/2017
Granville Bid's Annual 3rd Annual Car, Truck & Bike Spectacular - Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio

Calling all car enthusiasts! Granville BID's Annual Car, Truck & Bike Spectacular is this Sunday, Sep. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Russ Darrow Chrysler. Meet Velocity TV's Dave Kindig in person and check out all the cool rides. The first 200 registrants receive commemorative dash plaques.

Open to all make-models- and years – first 300 registrants receive goody bags – first 200 registrants get a commemorative dash plaque- great awards and door prizes- food – fun COME AND MEET TV’S…

Join local technology leaders Tuesday, September 12 at Good City Brewing for the first installment of Code + Craft Brews...
09/08/2017
Code + Craft Brews w/ Emilia Sherifova, Northwestern Mutual

Join local technology leaders Tuesday, September 12 at Good City Brewing for the first installment of Code + Craft Brews. Presented by Startup Milwaukee and Skills Pipeline, Code + Craft Brews is free and open to the public. Tuesday's featured guest will be Emilia Sherifova, vice president of enterprise architecture and engineering at Northwestern Mutual.

Join us at Good City Brewing for the launch of the Code + Craft Brews event series. These events will highlight local technology leaders who are having a significant impact in their organization as…

This one’s for you! Happy Labor Day weekend to all past, present, and future workers throughout Milwaukee County. Our re...
09/01/2017

This one’s for you! Happy Labor Day weekend to all past, present, and future workers throughout Milwaukee County. Our region thrives because of your dedication. Go out and enjoy it.

A $3.5 million expansion is planned for Krones Inc.'s U.S. headquarters in Franklin, Wisconsin. The packaging and bottli...
08/29/2017
Krones Inc. to build training and technology center in Franklin

A $3.5 million expansion is planned for Krones Inc.'s U.S. headquarters in Franklin, Wisconsin. The packaging and bottling systems manufacturer expects to build a 40,000-square-foot training and technology center beginning next spring, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Krones Inc., a manufacturer of packaging and bottling systems in Franklin, says it is planning a $3.5 million expansion that includes a training and technology center.

Local companies and construction workers are playing a vital role in bringing the new Milwaukee Bucks arena to life. As ...
08/25/2017
Arena construction bolsters economic development - Park East

Local companies and construction workers are playing a vital role in bringing the new Milwaukee Bucks arena to life. As part of the Bucks' development agreement, at least 40 percent of construction hours must be logged by city and county residents.

"This is something that is being built by people from Milwaukee for the people of Milwaukee and Wisconsin," said Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry. "We're extremely happy with where we are to date."

The Bucks’ new arena is about 55 percent complete, and every day, it’s getting easier to imagine a revitalized downtown Milwaukee. In addition to bringing a state-of-the-art entertainment

Bentley's Pet Stuff is celebrating the grand opening of its Oak Creek location Aug. 25-27. The first 50 guests on Saturd...
08/23/2017

Bentley's Pet Stuff is celebrating the grand opening of its Oak Creek location Aug. 25-27. The first 50 guests on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free goodie bag valued at $25. Beds, treats, food and toys will be discounted up to 50 percent, and raffles will be held throughout the weekend for chances to win free items. #WelcomeToMilwaukeeCounty

Milwaukee County is flying high today #NationalAviationDay! Thank you, air carriers, air traffic controllers, pilots, cr...
08/18/2017

Milwaukee County is flying high today #NationalAviationDay! Thank you, air carriers, air traffic controllers, pilots, crew, and passengers. General Mitchell International Airport connects Milwaukee’s people and businesses to the world.

One of the County’s most delicious start-up success stories is wrapping up its 4th summer in business. From 3,500 pops y...
08/16/2017

One of the County’s most delicious start-up success stories is wrapping up its 4th summer in business. From 3,500 pops year one to 25,000 in 2017, Pete’s Pops is growing rapidly, bringing positive summer vibes and unique popsicle treats to Milwaukee County. #MilwCoMakers #MakeMilwCo flavorful.

Taste the hype at the NEWaukee Night Market tonight!

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