October has been another month of positive momentum across the city of Milwaukee. We continue to make investments in reinvigorating underused spaces and attracting new economic development to the city. I’ve jokingly said that my favorite bird is the crane because I love seeing cranes around the skyline of our city. A number of cranes are flying high in Milwaukee now, and soon there will be more! I am pleased that Northwestern Mutual has started work on a $500 million project to reimagine its campus. This multi-year project will include hundreds of construction jobs and once finished ultimately bring 2,000 permanent employees to Milwaukee at the new building. The family-supporting careers resulting from the Northwestern Mutual investment are catalytic. Thank you to the leadership of Northwestern Mutual for believing in Milwaukee and to the staff at our Department of City Development who helped make this dream a reality.
Finally, I am working each day with our partners on the Common Council to finalize the 2024 budget. Together, we will adopt a budget in the first part of November that funds vital services and resources that residents, workers, and visitors in Milwaukee depend on each day. I appreciated all the voices and suggestions from residents, alderpersons, and community stakeholders as we developed next year’s fiscal plan.
Please don’t hesitate to contact my office. Enjoy the latest installment of the Mayor’s Message!