Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a very hard working city! Milwaukee is home to the headquarters of 13 Fortune 1000 companies, as well as many Fortune 500 companies. Milwaukee also has a number of publishing and printing companies and financial service firms, especially those specializing in mutual funds and transaction processing systems like Baird, M&I Bank, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, Fiserv, and Metavante. A number of other businesses have their headquarters stationed in the city. Some of these include: the Koss Corporation, Midwest Airlines, Bucyrus International, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation, Harken, Evinrude Outboard Motors, and Master Lock.
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Some of the fastest-growing job segments in the Milwaukee economy include service and managerial jobs, health care, and manufacturing.
In 2009, five Milwaukee-area companies were nominated as leaders in their industries when Fortune magazine recognized "The World's Most-Admired Companies". Manpower Inc. and Northwestern Mutual ranked second in their field; Johnson Controls Inc., Glendale, placed fourth among motor-vehicle parts firms; Fiserv Inc., Brookfield, Kohl's Corp., and Menomonee Falls all ranked fifth in their divisions as well.
Since the beginning of the 1850s when the Germans first moved to Milwaukee, the city has developed a formidable reputation for their vast number of breweries . By 1856 there were already more than two-dozen breweries in the city! Beer halls and taverns are abundant in the city to this day, although only one of the original breweries (Miller) remains in the city today.
In 2007, three Milwaukee-area companies were nominated among nine firms for their manufacturing excellence in the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year competition, and received special awards. Astronautics, a major supplier of government and commercial avionics was honoured for its high-technology research development program as well.
Because of the city's easy access to Lake Michigan and other waterways, Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley has been labelled the harbour of manufacturing, stockyards, rendering plants, shipping and other heavy industries.
Milwaukee is also a popular venue for Lake Michigan sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing, ethnic dining, and cultural festivals that are hosted throughout the year. The International Arts Festival, Summerfest, and Oktoberfest are just a few of the more popular festivals. The city is also recognized for its impressive museums, professional sports, performing arts, gardens and parks -- most notably the Milwaukee Country Zoological Gardens.
Milwaukee has something to offer everyone, so come and see for yourself! The opportunities are endless here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.