Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Coming to Milwaukee
Rishi Tea, Lakefront Brewery and Solaris are all building new facilities in the ever-growing Menomonee Valley.
There is no shortage of activity these days in the Menomonee Valley.
Three industrial projects are moving forward. Rishi Tea is building a new facility, just north of the recently completed Ahern facility. Solaris is negotiating the final details of their facility and will begin construction soon in the northwest corner of the valley, just east of the Miller Park parking lots. Lakefront Brewery is working on initial plans for a new brewery between the We Energies coal (soon to be natural gas) power plant and Harley Davidson Museum.
The three projects are yet another chapter in a great Milwaukee success story. What once was a post-apocalyptic wasteland with an underwhelming baseball stadium (and team for much of that time) has risen like a phoenix to become an industrial hub for the city and region. Easily accessible jobs at all skill levels are available thanks to a public-private partnership that is a Midwestern marvel. It’s virtually unheard of to find another city that has taken their largest brownfield and turned it not only into a jobs hub (more than 1,000 and counting), but incorporated a well-used recreational trail, large new park and multiple entertainment venues.
And if you’re still not convinced about the flow of money and jobs into the Menomonee Valley, you can also view our photo gallery of the nearly complete Potawatomi Hotel.
Aug 22nd, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Nine of the ten new stations have been installed -- and are getting plenty of ridership, as our photos show.
Aug 15th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Foreclosed warehouse becoming 77 apartments in Walker's Point.
Aug 8th, 2014 by Dave Reid
Featuring 104 apartments and 7,000 square feet of retail space, it's the first mixed-use building constructed on the county's portion of Park East land.
Aug 1st, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Firm that started in Third Ward is returning there from suburbs, relocating 110 employees and overhauling a boring 1960's building.
Jul 18th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Years in the making and 6 stories high, it's nearly complete. Students will move in this fall.
Jul 11th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Part public art, part market, new pavilion on W. Wisconsin Ave. replaces surface parking.