World Water Hub

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is home to The Water Council, a global center of excellence in water technologies, education and research.

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Komatsu breaks ground for new campus in Milwaukee Harbor District

Komatsu is investing $285 million in its South Harbor headquarters and manufacturing campus.

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Haribo breaks ground on U.S. plant

German candy maker Haribo is building a $300 million facility in Pleasant Prairie that will employ 385.

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A Great City for Startups

Inc. has named Milwaukee one of its "Unexpected Places that are Actually Amazing for Startups".

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Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum has been named a "New Wonder of the World" and "One of the Five Most Important Buildings of the 21st Century".

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Centrally located on the North American continent in the Midwest U.S., Milwaukee, Wisconsin is one of America’s leading manufacturing regions. The Milwaukee Region boasts a rich history of innovation and is an internationally recognized center of precision manufacturing, water technologies, food and beverage manufacturing, and energy, power and controls. Financial services, IT, insurance and medical technologies are other leading industry sectors.

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WEDC must also support businesses that are thriving amid pandemic, says CEO

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

In addition to assisting businesses struggling from the impacts of COVID, the state also wants to support companies that are thriving during the pandemic.

Madison and Milwaukee make U-Haul’s annual list of top cities for net migration

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Madison and Milwaukee are both included in U-Haul’s annual “growth cities” list of the top 25 cities in the U.S. in terms of net migration for do-it-yourself movers.

Legal services technology company opening office in 3rd Ward, creating 75 jobs

Monday, December 14, 2020

A New York City-based software company specializing in legal information and services is opening an office in Milwaukee's 3rd Ward where it hopes to create as many as 75 new jobs over the next three years.

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Komatsu plans $285M headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee's harbor district

Komatsu Mining Corp. plans to build a new $285 million state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee - a project with the potential to create more than 600 jobs.
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Milwaukee is famous for its lakefront festivals, including Summerfest, the world's largest music festival.

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