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Your company calls Milwaukee home, and this toolkit provides you with everything you need to pitch Milwaukee every day. Filled with downloadable resources and reference links, it’s easier than ever to show prospective employees, professional connections and other business associates what makes Milwaukee a great place to live and work.

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City stats & fact sheets, Milwaukee blurbs, words that describe Milwaukee, awards & accolades

See which national and international publications have been taking notice of Milwaukee

Maps, Milwaukee collateral

Milwaukee is known as the “City of Festivals,” and it only takes a glance at our calendar to know why

VISIT Milwaukee has created full-length videos and shot exciting photography showing off some of the city’s best attributes

Milwaukee-area international organizations, community centers, cultural societies, and more

News outlets, business resources

Neighborhood associations, being healthy & active, family activities, social groups, LGBT friendly


Milwaukee Basics

City Stats & Tourism Fact Sheets

Image: Milwaukee Tourism Infographic

From population numbers to the major universities in town, these fact sheets are quick, easy resources for all the most important Milwaukee facts and figures.


Milwaukee Blurbs

We all know the importance of the “elevator speech.” With these blurbs, whether you’re talking about where you’re from at a business event or looking to add some quick copy to your website about the city your company calls home, you’ll always have the perfect elevator speech in your back pocket.


Words that Describe Milwaukee

How do you describe Milwaukee? There are so many ways, but we picked a few favorites to create this word map magnet.

Image: VISIT Milwaukee wordcloud (click to expand)


Milwaukee's Making Headlines

We think Milwaukee is a great place to live and work, but you don’t have to take our word for it. These national and international publications have been taking notice, lauding Milwaukee for everything from unique dining to summer festivals.


Maps & Guides

Putting Milwaukee on the Map

Where is Milwaukee? International travelers and visitors from the coast aren’t always sure quite where in the Midwest to head to find our city. We describe Milwaukee as a mid-sized city on the shores of Lake Michigan, 90 miles north of Chicago. These maps will help you point your incoming guests in the right direction.



Milwaukee Collateral

Produced annually, the Official Visitors Guide is an indispensable resource packed with everything a visitor to the city needs, from top dining spots to fun festivals.



Event Calendar

Milwaukee365 - Event Calendar

Milwaukee365 is a free community calendar packed with all of the city’s best events. With over 500 active events on the site at any given time, there’s never a dull moment. Want to harness the power of Milwaukee365 for your website or intranet? Both free-standing event widgets and a variety of calendar feeds are available – contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Major Events Calendar

Milwaukee is known as the “City of Festivals,” and it only takes a glance at the calendar to know why. This calendar compiles some of the city’s biggest and best events, from exciting summer festivals to holiday celebrations.


Milwaukee Videos & Photography

The best way to get to know a city is to see it in action. Anyone can get a glimpse through these videos. VISIT Milwaukee has created full-length videos showing off some of the city’s best attributes, like entertainment and walkability, as well as quick videos meant to be easily shareable that offer a look at unique Milwaukee places and experiences, like the SafeHouse and a behind-the-scenes look at the Pabst Theater. These videos are available on the VISIT Milwaukee YouTube page as well as through WebDAM.

Milwaukee feature videos

Short videos


Additional Milwaukee Videos

DearMKE - Films

DearMKE is a “love letter” to Milwaukee from Milwaukeeans. The 14 short films were created by an all-local production team and tell Milwaukee stories in an organic, unscripted way. The site is also home to user-generated stories, photos and videos. Submit to or by tagging “#DearMKE” on social posts.


A picture is worth a thousand words, and photos allow us to show the world what a vibrant, exciting city Milwaukee is. With recent photo shoots at new restaurants in Walker’s Point, at major festivals and events and throughout the city, you’ll always be able to find the perfect shot. Our online photo library can be accessed through WebDAM.


Sightseeing Itineraries

From foodies to families and everyone in between, these itineraries will help anyone coming to the city plan a great visit.

Image: Itineraries



Social Media Channels

Keeping up on social media is one of the best ways to know what’s happening around town. Follow the VISIT Milwaukee and DearMKE accounts to stay up to date, along with some of these other notable local sources.

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International Resources – Milwaukee Area

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News Resources

Milwaukee News Outlets

These local news outlets are your best sources for what’s happening in Milwaukee right now, from current events to business to arts.





Milwaukee Business Resources

Make sure to utilize the resources of these local organizations, dedicated to aiding business in Milwaukee.


Get Active in the Community

Downtown Neighborhood Associations

Get in touch with your local neighborhood associations. These groups are great resources for learning more and getting more involved in your neighborhood.




Located just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, Wauwatosa is a vibrant community that’s a great place to work and play. Learn more about what Milwaukee's neighbor to the west has to offer.

Being Healthy & Active in Milwaukee

It’s easy to get active in Milwaukee with more green space than many other major cities. The award-winning Milwaukee County Parks put you in touch with the great urban outdoors.

Family Activities

Those visiting or relocating with kids, can get a headstart on planning. Milwaukee is a family-friendly city filled with high-quality fun activities and attractions for kids of all ages.

New to Town?

Relocation is made easy by the professional relocation services provided by Find My Spot. After the move is complete, connect with involved and dedicated locals at these social organizations.

Multicultural Groups

Milwaukee is a diverse and vibrant city. These local organizations work to promote and support the efforts of multicultural professionals and businesses throughout the area.

LGBT Friendly

Milwaukee is a comfortably chic, progressive and gay-friendly city. Selected as a "Surprising Gay-Friendly Destination" by PlanetOut in its 2008 Travel Awards, Milwaukee is home to a number of organizations and annual events that celebrate the LGBT community.

Milwaukee LGBT Organization & Resources


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