Building Projects Update

Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel recently wrote a piece on two new building projects going on in Milwaukee. One of the projects is the UW-Milwaukee Great Lakes WATER Institute building.

That initial work involves remodeling part of UWM’s Great Lakes WATER Institute, which overlooks the harbor at 600 E. Greenfield Ave.

Along with the harbor-front building, the school will have a presence in a business incubator for water technology companies, and a neighboring business park for water tech firms, both in Walker’s Point.

The incubator is being developed by an investors group, Water Accelerator LLC, in a former industrial building at 223 W. Pittsburgh Ave.

It will include a research lab and offices, and its announced tenants so far include include research operations of Badger Meter Inc., A.O. Smith Corp. and Veolia Water North America. The Milwaukee Water Council, a trade group, also will have space there, which it will sublease to start-ups.

The rest of the article can be read here.

Both of these projects are integral milestones in our effort to develop Milwaukee into the world water hub. We’re accomplishing this by bringing education to the city through the Great Lakes WATER Institute and by bringing businesses together in the future business incubator and home to the Milwaukee Water Council.

We’re very excited to see the progress on the Great Lakes WATER Institute building as well as our Water Research and Business Accelerator Center. We’ll be sure to keep you informed on the progress along the way!

About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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