Groundbreaking Water Center in Milwaukee

New Technology, New Jobs


by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-Exclusive water technology has a new home in Milwaukee.

A 7 story warehouse in Walker's Point is now the "Global Water Center."

It will house water related research for universities and private companies.

It's believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

"This will be a global water center," Governor Scott Walker said Monday, "Milwaukee is the water hub of the world. When you think of clean water, when you think of fresh water technologies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the place you need to think about."

"Our vision is that this is just the first step." Milwaukee Water Council co-chairman Rich Meeusen continued, "and that one day we're going to be standing in a water technology park."

The project will break ground next spring.

It's expected to bring 560 jobs.


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