Dedicated to Producing Positive Results

The Gateway to Milwaukee supports a variety of programs to improve, influence, and promote The Gateway district. As a well-established organization, our members have already crafted a mission and a vision for the future. Now, The Gateway to Milwaukee works diligently to complete plans that have been set in motion.




When people arrive in Milwaukee by plane, Amtrak, or highway, The Gateway district offers a welcoming first impression. The Gateway to Milwaukee maintains an attractive and inviting environment through median plantings, landscaping projects, streetlight banners, and ongoing maintenance.

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Economic Development

The Gateway to Milwaukee promotes redevelopment and new construction projects in our district to indirectly impact economic development. We plan to create a desirable business district where the private sector may locate, invest, and thrive.

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To maintain a safe, walkable Gateway district, particularly near hotels and restaurants, The Gateway to Milwaukee sponsors a Security Patrol, in addition to working with Milwaukee Police Department’s District 6 Hotel Squad.

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The Gateway to Milwaukee creates newsletters, coordinates events, and maintains a website to continually promote the transportation assets, hotels, restaurants and other member businesses within The Gateway district.

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The Gateway to Milwaukee works with area hotels and restaurants on industry-specific issues, such as workforce development and how they can collaborate to assist one another.

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Aerotropolis Milwaukee

Aerotropolis Milwaukee is a public-private partnership anchored by General Mitchell International Airport that links the region’s air, rail, road and shipping transportation hubs. The Gateway to Milwaukee initiated the Aerotropolis effort in 2013.

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Download the Development Plan Report