15 Oct 2015
Water Tech District Spurs $211.6 Million in Development
Water and the Walker’s Point neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin have been synonymous since the middle of the 19th Century. Whether it was rice production, beer, or commerce, the neighborhood’s prosperity relied on a continuous supply of clean, fresh water. Fast forward a century and a half and the neighborhood has become the epicentre of water technology and freshwater research.Kristian Vaughn
In partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Water Council has released an Economic Investment Analysis of the Water Technology District in Walker’s Point. The analysis shows $211.6 million in total development that has occurred over the last five years when the area emerged as the physical global hub of water technology.
Cities Programme Intern Kristian Vaughn played a lead role in the production of this report.