By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jul 15, 2008 at 5:23 PM

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker released a statement on Tuesday's announcement that MillerCoors will relocate to Chicago. Apparently, Walker sees the silver lining in Miller taking its headquarters out of Milwaukee.

"MillerCoors serves up a good deal for Milwaukee County. MillerCoors will invest over $50 million into the brewery in Milwaukee over the next three years and they will increase the number of jobs at the brewery in Milwaukee to levels not seen since the 1970s," said Walker.

"In addition, they will continue their strong corporate leadership and investment in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and Wisconsin. From Miller Park to the Miller Stage at Summerfest to the Miller Giraffe Experience at the Milwaukee County Zoo, they will continue to be a major player in our community.

"Overall, a strong MillerCoors means a strong Milwaukee."