Milwaukee 7

The Milwaukee Region, comprised of seven counties within southeast Wisconsin, is a natural magnet for business, ranking fifth among cities nationwide in the number of corporate headquarters per capita. Affordable land and leasing costs; abundant freshwater; an educated workforce; low business costs; and easy access to financing, technical assistance and efficient transportation have helped local businesses succeed and grow.

While known as an advanced manufacturing center, the service, technology and health care sectors have experienced the most rapid growth in recent years. And with the highest concentration of water-related companies in North America, the Milwaukee Region is also recognized as a world hub for water technology, research and policy.


Milwaukee 7

Pat O’Brien
Executive Director
866.596.6463 or 414.287.4126
756 N. Milwaukee St.
Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Counties: 7

Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, & Waukesha

Population: 2,026,243

Largest Municipalities1

City of Milwaukee (595,425)
City of Kenosha (99,660)
City of Racine (78,830)
City of Waukesha (71,020)
City of West Allis (60,300)

Metropolitan/Micropolition Statstical Areas2

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (1,555,908)
Racine (195,408)

Institutions of Higher Learning

Alverno College
Anthem College
Bryant & Stratton College
Cardinal Stritch University
Carroll University
Carthage College
Columbia College of Nursing
Concordia University Wisconsin
Gateway Technical College
ITT—Technical Institute
Keller Graduate School
Marquette University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Moraine Park Technical College
Mount Mary University
Ottawa University—Milwaukee
Sanford—Brown College
University of Phoenix—Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin—Parkside
University of Wisconsin—Washington County
University of Wisconsin—Waukesha County
University of Wisconsin—Whitewater
Upper Iowa University-Milwaukee
Waukesha County Technical College
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Major Health Care Providers

Aurora Health Care
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Columbia-St. Mary’s
ProHealth Care Inc.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Other Health Care Providers

Kindred Hospital
Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin
Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin
Select Specialty Hospital

Major Employers

Kohl’s Corp.
Quad/Graphics Inc.
GE Healthcare Technologies
Rockwell Automation
Northwest Mutual
Wisconsin Energy Corp.
Marshall & Ilsley Corp.
Medical College of Wisconsin
AT&T Wisconsin
Harley-Davidson Inc.
Briggs & Stratton Corp.
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Wells Fargo
Johnson Controls

Infrastructure: Ports

Port Washington Marina
Port of Milwaukee
Port of Racine
Port of Kenosha

Infrastructure: Airports Commercial Service

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW)
Lawrence Timmerman Airport (MWC)
John H. Batten Airport (RAC)
Waukesha County Airport (Crites Field) (UES)
West Bend Municipal Airport (ETB)

Infrastructure: Highways

Interstate: I-43, I-90, I-94, I-794, I-894
U.S. Highways: US-12, US-14, US-16, US-18, US-41, US-45

Infrastructure: Broadband Providers

Time Warner Cable
US Cellular
Verizon Wireless
Cricket Communications Inc.

1Source: Wisconsin Department of Administration, 2012 Population Estimates
2Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Population Estimates