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Aerotropolis Milwaukee communities to sign collaboration agreement

18 Oct 2013 10:02
Aerotropolis Milwaukee communities to sign collaboration agreement


Nine municipalities surrounding a proposed aerotropolis development around the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, USA are preparing an official agreement that will see greater collaboration over the plans.

Local governments set to sign the ‘Interlocal Cooperation Agreement’ include the City of Milwaukee, the City of St. Francis and the City of Franklin. The agreement will enable the participating communities to discuss and officially approve decisions on areas such as design and development principles, economic incentives and infrastructure development.

The brand “Aerotropolis Milwaukee” was chosen for the concept development in June this year. The project aims to turn Milwaukee into one of the USA’s “premier business hubs” built on the principles of connectivity, as every major transportation network from air, to rail, to water converges within a six mile radius of the site.

Development around General Mitchell International was boosted in 2005 when the Airport Gateway Business Association was created to provide leadership in planning, promoting and developing the area. The next year the City of Milwaukee began funding development. 

The full list of local government members of Aerotropolis Milwaukee which may sign the agreement is:

  • The City of Milwaukee
  • The City of St. Francis
  • The City of Cudahy
  • The City of South Milwaukee
  • The City of Oak Creek
  • The City of Franklin
  • The Village of Greendale
  • The City of Greenfield
  • The Village of Hales Corners

Discussions are also planned for the inclusion of Milwaukee County.