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.