BUSINESS

DEVELOPMENT

MISSION: Our mission is to established Riverworks as Milwaukee's Creative District, we do this by networking local businesses and community together to create a collaborative, sustainable and happy place to live, work and grow.  
WHAT WE DO: The Business Development Division connects local businesses to services, events and real estate opportunities. We assist in property and business improvement, security and promotion.
WHO WE SERVE: Our main service area consists of commercial and industrial businesses within the  Riverworks BID. We also work with businesses and entrepreneurs within the Harambee and Riverworks neighborhoods. 

If you're business is located in the BID, Riverworks offers multiple services to assist with organizational development, employee retention, workforce needs, facade beautification and much more.

If you are interested in moving to the BID, check out our space availability or contact us for more information and direct assistance.

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in the biD

Are you a business in the BID looking for resources or a business wanting to move into the BID?

doing Business
in the biD

As part of establishing Riverworks as Milwaukee's Creative District, a strategic action plan has been developed to spur business and pedestrian health and happiness.

If you are a business or property owner in the BID, we encourage you to review our guidelines and reach out if you have any questions. 

A set of strategic goals, used to connect the district and build the business community.

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planning

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PLANNING

We are always on the look out for businesses looking to lease or sell their property. Our goal is to connect them to entrepreneurs and  businesses looking to move into the area.
 

Check out our online list of available commercial and industrial spaces. If you are looking to add your property to the list, please reach out to Kate Bartlett for more information. 

Available commericial and industrial space

Available commericial and industrial space

Find our the properties available in the BID.

Our Facade and Security Grant is a 40% matching grant up to $5,000 for building and property improvements including windows, landspacing, signage, security cameras and LED lighting.

Beyond the Riverworks BID grant, the City of Milwaukee offers numerous grants for building improvement.

Click the link below learn more about other grant and loan opporutnities

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TOOLBOX

Check out our inventory of Riverowrks BID, City of Milwaukee and other organizations grants and loan programs to improve your building or small business.

BUSINESS TOOLBOX

COME ON IN! Besides what is listed above, Riverworks can showcase specific services to meet your specific business needs. We can also help connect you to other community, business and financial organizations to help you build your business. 
Schedule a meeting with our Business Development Specialist and discover how Riverworks can become an asset for your business.