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Completing the Wisconsin Center has been a goal since the building’s original two phases opened in 1998 and 1999. Real milestones began to be laid in 2012; the posts below show the incremental stages by which the expansion project continues to advance.

04.15.20 | Building More Opportunity

Employment Impact: The Wisconsin Center Expansion Project will entail over eleven hundred construction jobs on-site and as many off-site, generating more than $100 million in wages to help restart the economy. After completion, expanded operations are expected to bring in more than 100,000 new visitors, nearly double visitor spending within five years, and support almost… Read Full Article

04.02.20 | Wisconsin Center District Board Moves Convention Center Expansion Forward

Governance Committee to provide final approval before issuing bonds MILWAUKEE (April 2, 2020) – The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Board approved a resolution authorizing the District to move forward with the $419.9 million convention center expansion, as well as restructuring of existing debt, increasing the Milwaukee County hotel tax, and extension of the food and… Read Full Article

03.27.20 | WISCONSIN CENTER DISTRICT AND CITY OF MILWAUKEE WORK TOGETHER TO MUTUALLY BENEFIT FROM THE WISCONSIN CENTER EXPANSION

MILWAUKEE (March 27, 2020) – The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) and City of Milwaukee are working together to identify a clear path toward advancing the expansion of the Wisconsin Center while providing a new revenue source for the City of Milwaukee via a proposed Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. “One of the purposes… Read Full Article

03.06.20 | Wisconsin Center District Reveals Renderings and Funding Models for Convention Center Expansion

Expanded building expected to attract more than 100,000 new out-of-state visitors to Milwaukee annually MILWAUKEE – March 6, 2020 – The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) revealed renderings of its proposed expansion project and outlined the project’s financial funding models during its board meeting today. The expansion will double the square footage of the convention center… Read Full Article

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