The magazine published an article on the Center's expansion, noting "the rapid fulfillment of leasing opportunities in Milwaukee's Global Water Center since the building's completion in 2013 has led to the purchase of a second, nearby building to house additional companies seeking to tap the growing network of industry resources located in Milwaukee’s burgeoning Water Technology District.
"In July 2015, an ownership group including The Water Council acquired a 5-story, 46,000 square-foot warehouse building at 326-332 Florida Street, a five minute walk from the Global Water Center. The Water Council plans to develop the building as Global Water Center II to advance water industry cluster development and innovation above and beyond its current assets."
Dean Amhaus , CEO and president of The Water Council, says additional space is required to meet the demand of interest from all over the world. He believes the expansion, dubbed GWC II, will be a valuable asset, providing options for which the first building does not currently have room. He believes GWC II will retain and attract high-tech businesses.
“Wisconsin leads the world in water technology advancements, and the work of The Water Council and its members demonstrates the power of collaboration between industry, government and academia not only to solve global challenges, but also to develop a thriving business sector,” said WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan.
"Wisconsin’s leadership in water technology innovation through the efforts of The Water Council and industry cluster participants in Milwaukee and throughout the state is drawing national and international attention and producing new business opportunities on a global scale.
“The direct and indirect benefits economic benefits of Milwaukee’s water technology investments demonstrate the profound impact of a comprehensive industry cluster development strategy,” said Lee Swindall, vice president of business and industry development for WEDC."
GWC II is scheduled for completion in January 2017, with full access to the amenities in the original Global Water Center building, which includes an auditorium, boardroom, and flow law. A prototyping space which allows for efficient product development will be constructed. To keep up with the latest from the Global Water Center, click here.