Global Water Center Opens

Global Water Center Opens
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Richard A. Meeusen CEO of Badger Meter and Paul W. Jones CEO of A. O. Smith Corporation "cut the ribbon" at the opening of the Global Water Center


FirstPathway Partners was proud to join UN Global Compact Cities Program Director Paul James, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the Water Council as the Global Water Center opened its doors to the public for the first time. The sold out crowd, was treated to guided tours of the 7 story, 88,025 square foot multinational water research hub and business incubator.

In a press conference, Rich Meeusen, co-founder of the Water Council and CEO of Badger Meter Inc told audiences “One-fifth of the world’s population lacks access to clean water.” This is a huge opportunity to apply the Milwaukee Water Cluster’s skill set. The cluster is poised to help the world gain access to fresh water, leveraging their $10.5 billion share of the water industry.

FirstPathway Partners congratulates everyone who helped to make this cluster showcase a reality and looks forward to joining everyone in the near future as current Global Water Center tenants expand jobs into the adjacent Reed Street Yards.

FirstPathway Partners is proud to fund job creating projects in Southeastern Wisconsin like the Global Water Center.

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