Buffalo Rising, a city guide and online magazine in greater Buffalo, has a story today about Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
Titled "Road Trip Milwaukee: What to do with a whole neighborhood full of crappy old factories," it's another reminder of the quality and growth of this Downtown Milwaukee neighborhood.
It's also another reminder from someone outside of the area of what's good about Milwaukee. The story begins with a brief comparison of Milwaukee and Buffalo. "Milwaukee was built with less wealth than Buffalo and as such lacks some of the historic architectural elegance of Buffalo. However it currently outstrips Buffalo's annual economy by about 50 percent. Milwaukee has an impressive 14 Fortune 1000 companies with Buffalo only logging 3 or 4. These stats give Milwaukee a decided financial advantage when planning the rebirth of the city. Recent mega Milwaukee mega projects include a new retractable roof baseball stadium, an impressive Harley Davidson museum and $100M expansion of its art museum designed by star architect Santiago Calatrava."
I've never been to Buffalo, but sure it's very nice. It's also always nice to see what others think of our city. So, thanks for the kind words, Buffalo. Truly appreciated.
Enjoy the full post here.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.