New Milwaukee State Office Building to bring more business to Near West Side neighborhood

Some local business leaders, especially those with a presence on Milwaukee’s Near West Side, are touting the myriad benefits a new $164 million Milwaukee State Office Building would have on the neighborhood.

It would put 1,000 state jobs under one roof, replacing the existing state office building in downtown Milwaukee at 819 N. Sixth St. and consolidating other operations currently in privately leased spaces.

Keith Stanley, executive director of NWSP, said in a statement the new office building and associated parking structure would, “serve as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization, bringing new developments and job opportunities along one of Milwaukee’s key commercial corridors and supporting unprecedented public and private investments in the Near West Side.”

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