MISSION: Our mission as Riverworks' Business Development HUB is to provide coaching and resources to local businesses and entrepreneurs, and to facilitate bringing local businesses and community together to create a collaborative, sustainable and happy place to live, work and grow.  

WHAT WE DO: The Business Development HUB 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 businesses and entrepreneurs within the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods. 

Riverworks' Business Development HUB provides technical assistance to local entrepreneurs and businesses. Our business development specialists provide business coaching and strategic budgeting sessions to help find funding and grant opportunities to fit their needs.

Contact Serah Washington to set up your appointment today!

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



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 Serah Washington for more information. 

Available commericial and industrial space

Available commericial and industrial space

Find our the properties available in the BID.

The Riverworks BID #25 offers a Façade and Security Grant which matches 40% of expenses up to $5,000 for building and property improvements including windows, landscaping, 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 opportunities



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


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.