Anchor Institutions


  • Aurora Health Care

    • Aurora Sinai Medical Center is located in the Avenues West neighborhood

    • An integrated, not-for-profit health care provider serving southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora started in 1984 when St. Luke's Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center hospitals were established in Milwaukee. The two came together to form Aurora Health Care, and today serve 30 communities with 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, and 70 pharmacies.


  • Harley-Davidson

    • Corporate headquarters are located in the Martin Drive neighborhood

    • An American motorcycle manufacturer founded in Milwaukee in 1903 by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson.


  • Marquette University

    • Located in the Avenues West neighborhood

    • A Catholic and Jesuit University located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A core value of service encourages students and faculty to immerse themselves in the Near West Side neighborhood near campus.


  • MillerCoors

    • Milwaukee headquarters are located in the Miller Valley neighborhood

    • Miller Brewing Company was started by Frederick J. Miller in 1855 in Milwaukee. Adolph Coors opened the Golden Brewery in Colorado in 1973. A joint venture was started between the two companies in 2007, now making it one of the largest beer companies in America. The company's location in the Near West Side is Miller's original starting location. Now a nationally located company, MillerCoors is committed to building on its founders' legacies.


  • Potawatomi Business Development Corporation

    • Corporate headquarters are located in the Concordia neighborhood

    • The Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC) was established in 2002 as the economic development and income diversification business of the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC). Headquartered in Milwaukee, its subsidiary companies and investments provide financial diversification for its shareholders and investment partners. It grows with a clear focus on profitability and sustainable economic development.