Kate Bartlett

Business Development Specialist

As the Business Development Specialist, Kate's main objective is to build and maintain relationships with local businesses within the Riverworks BID #25- a dense commercial and industrial mixed-use district. She actively links businesses to resources and organizations to help spur economic investment in the district.


Kate also facilitates many networking events for local businesses to connect with their surrounding community, such as, Riverworks Quarterly Meetings, Women Entrepreneurs 53212, and the E. Capitol Drive Safety Network. In an effort to define the area as Milwaukee’s Creative District, Kate is motivated to increase safety, sustainability and art with signage, paintings, bike racks, improved street design and increased communication. Riverworks offers a $5,000 matching grant to businesses to help move these objectives forward. 


Kate is also part of a strategic planning committee to beautify and extend the Beerline Trail to connect to more residents of Milwaukee. If you are looking to join the Riverworks BID # 25, or more information about any of these initiatives, please reach out to Kate!