Following the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Technical Exhibition & Conference industry professionals from seven different states and seven different countries were invited to visit the Water Council’s Global Water Center. Every year the exhibition and conference is attended by 20,000 water quality professionals and rotates between Chicago and New Orleans. This year’s conference was held in Chicago provided these professionals an opportunity to visit nearby Milwaukee.International visitors from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, India, the Netherlands, and New Zealand also had an opportunity to visit Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s new Center of Excellence for Green Infrastructure, A. O. Smith’s lab, and Marquette University’s space for students and researchers. The all-inclusive tour helped local companies connect with global organizations and introduced them to the many opportunities here in Wisconsin.The Global Water Center is one of many successful FirstPathway Partners projects. It is a shining example of the ability for EB-5 projects to create global connections and have a positive effect at the local level.