Expansion by the Numbers

The WCD has a 31% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise commitment, with at least 25% minority-owned businesses, 5% women-owned businesses, and 1% disabled veteran-owned businesses for construction.

A Residential Preference Program (RPP) mandates at least 40% of on-site construction labor hours will be performed by trade workers residing in the city of Milwaukee.

Once completed, the new convention center is projected to attract an additional 100,000 out-of-state visitors annually.

Will stimulate at least $12.6 billion in total spending in the state over a 30-year period, and generate at least $150 million in incremental state income.

Upon opening, the expanded Wisconsin Center
is expected to support 2,300 full-time equivalent jobs throughout the state of Wisconsin.

The WCD is applying for LEED Silver certification, which is the most widely used and well recognized green building rating system around the world.

Sustainability Facts

98,130 Kilowatt-hours will be avoided — that’s the equivalent of CO2emissions from 7,488,199 smartphones charged.

Used to protect buildings from weather and water, gray roof membrane is ideal for Milwaukee’s climate.

The expanded Wisconsin Center features a 320,000-gallon StormTrap®,an underground storm water detention system.

90% of the steel used for construction is made of recycled materials. 6,000 total tons of steel will be used in the project.

The ceramic fritted glass will increase energy efficiency and prevent bird collisions.

Low-flow plumbing fixtures will be installed throughout the convention center.

LED lighting will be installed in both front and back of house. The lighting will also be equipped with occupancy sensors that engage based on occupancy and daylight levels.

ORCA mimics a natural food digestion process to digest food waste into liquid. It can divert up to 438 tons of food waste per year from the landfill.

The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) is pursuing LEED Silver certification, the most widely used and well-recognized green building rating system around the world.