This Tuesday (1/24), 100+ business leaders, elected officials, investors and regional economic development practitioners gathered at We Energies to celebrate more than 10 years of working together to grow, expand and attract companies to the Milwaukee Region.

Cofounded by the MMAC, the M7 collaboration has helped 77 companies expand or relocate to the region. Combined, those companies have:

  • Pledged to create 14,000+ jobs
  • A payroll totaling $809+ million per year
  • Capital investments of $1 billion.

Milwaukee 7 Co-chair Gale Klappa, chairman of WEC Energy Group, said, "We are seven counties focused on a common goal. When we add jobs the entire region wins, no matter where in the region a company chooses to expand or relocate."

(Article submitted by Dave Kliber)