Milwaukee holds true to its manufacturing roots with modern worldwide giants like Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee Tool, Rexnord, Briggs & Stratton, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, A.O. Smith, and soon Foxconn. We are a region that builds things for people and industries that continue to influence our every day lives.
What has changed is how Milwaukee builds things. Workers' hands now guide robots and machines, and shops are now lined with LED lights and computers instead of tables and tools. Milwaukee has embraced innovative changes in manufacturing as companies look to disrupt the status quo to reinvent the industry. Milwaukee’s schools and universities are training the next generation of manufacturers in 21st century technologies to garner family-sustaining jobs. Business and chambers of commerce are coming together to support startups and innovators with new ideas. Milwaukee is sticking with what it knows in new and innovative ways.