Direct Supply brings 200 high-tech jobs to downtown Milwaukee

NOW: Direct Supply brings 200 high-tech jobs to downtown Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A large technology center in the heart of downtown Milwaukee was unveiled Tuesday morning, October 8.

Direct Supply showcased its 50,000 square foot "innovation and technology center" on Milwaukee School of Engineering's campus. 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Governor Tony Evers spoke at the grand opening. 

Direct Supply is a medical supply company in Milwaukee. Two-hundred engineers will work in the facility and collaborate with startups, universities and senior health care providers.

The goal is to develop technology-based solutions that help shape the future of senior care. For instance, they want to help senior care professionals lower their costs, improve outcomes and make the senior president experience better. 

The president of MSOE says this partnership is very important to both the university and direct supply. 

" The partnership that we have with Direct Supply is truly unique and really special and I would go as far as calling it a model of a win-win partnership between a university and a corporation. Direct Supply gets access to direct talent by provider intern opportunities for our students and our faculty,” MSOE President John Walz said.

There are also two MSOE classrooms in the building. 

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