Milwaukee is the 22nd largest city in the United States with 2009 estimated population of 605,013. When the four-county metropolitan area (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha) is included, the population jumps to 1.4 million.
Located 90 minutes north of Chicago along Lake Michigan’s western shore, Milwaukee’s central location makes it a natural marketing hub. Over 70 million people and one-third of US manufacturing volume are located within 600 miles of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee boasts a convenient transportation system served by well-maintained highways and an international airport as well as convenient public transportation, shipping and rail. It has a strong and stable economy, and excellent public and private schools. Several colleges and universities call Milwaukee home.
Settled by several tribes of Native Americans Indians, Milwaukee derives its name from an Indian term meaning "gathering place by the waters." This not only refers to a gathering of people, but the intersection of three rivers (Milwaukee, Kinnickinnic and Menomonee) which flow into Lake Michigan at this site.
Today, Milwaukee is a melting pot of people, architecture, events and recreation which benefits from its geographical location. Four distinct seasons and a diverse topography shaped by the glaciers provide an inviting landscape for many activities throughout the year.
Source: US Census Bureau
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics
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