Economic Development

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Nate Piotrowski
Community Development Director

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The Village’s Community Services Department actively promotes the economic development of the Village of Brown Deer. The department’s goal is to:

  • Advocate and champion Brown Deer as a great place for business
  • Retain and recruit businesses that add to the values of the existing economic base
  • Provide programs, tools and policies that assist local businesses and promote high quality development and redevelopment

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Brown Deer has a strong economic foundation. Located strategically between Interstate 43 and US Hwy 45, the Village benefits from its immediate proximity to the City of Milwaukee and the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Additional local and regional partners such as the he Milwaukee 7 help to further strengthen the business climate of Brown Deer.
Several major corporate headquarters are located in Brown Deer (Bank Mutual, TAPCO, Badger Meter) and many unique local businesses, particularly in the historic Original Village area, call Brown Deer “home”. These businesses have been supported by the Village through the creation of three Tax Incremental Financing Districts that promote redevelopment in the community. These districts have helped to spur new construction, refurbish streetscapes and enhance some of the Village’s abundant natural resources.
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