The greater Milwaukee region has always been home to companies that relied on water to operate and grow their business. In the early days, it was for ease of shipping for brewing and other industries. While most of those industries are long gone — or in the case of brewing, much smaller than they used to be — the city's knack for utilizing water in innovative ways has taken center stage.
Today, Wisconsin’s largest city is working to center itself as a global hub of freshwater technology. In 2009, Milwaukee was designated a United Nations Global Compact Innovating City, one of only five cities to receive the honor. Deemed “The Capital of Water” by Forbes, Milwaukee is awash with water-related job opportunities, research and world-changing technology.