About Us

The Riverworks Center is made up of two dynamic organizations working together to positively impact businesses and neighborhood residents in our target areas. The coordinated efforts of Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) and the Riverworks Business Improvement District (BID) were paramount to reviving Milwaukee’s northeast industrial corridor which was devastated by the exodus of major national corporations up until the early 1990s, including Square D, Johnson Controls, Coca-Cola, and American Motors Corporation. Hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars have been added to our local economy in large part because of our active business development strategies. Over the years Riverworks has adapted and grown to better address the expanding needs of our businesses and resident neighbors in the Harambee and Riverwest communities.

Riverworks Development Corporation’s Mission

Riverworks Development Corporation promotes economic prosperity by providing coordinated resources for residents and businesses with emphasis on the Riverworks neighborhoods.

Riverworks Development Corporation’s Vision

Our unique resident-business partnership will grow an expanding business base, a skilled labor force, and thriving families and neighborhoods.

Riverworks Business Improvement District's Mission

The Riverworks Business Improvement District seeks to improve, maintain, and promote the Riverworks Center through thoughtful programs and services for the benefit of all property owners, tenants, consumers, and residents.


A chronology of the Riverworks Center's history is available here.


Stay Connected with Riverworks Center