Walker joins in jobs announcement, groundbreaking for brewery expansion

May 20, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker joined Miller-Coors leaders on Friday in celebrating the expansion of the 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee. The expansion project is expected to create 65 new jobs.

“We’re proud to be joining MillerCoors in this exciting announcement today,” Walker said. “Their expansion and investment in the Milwaukee community prove our economy is back on track and our pro-business policies are working. They recognize that now is the perfect time for expansion — our unemployment rate dipped to 3.2 percent in April, the lowest it’s been since February 2000 and the number of people in our workforce is at an all-time high. Looking forward, we’re going to continue working and winning for Wisconsin by investing

in top priorities so our state continues to thrive for decades to come.” The $50 mill ion-plus expansion adds an 119,328 square-foot packaging and warehouse building as well as a more than 11,000 square-foot expansion to the existing brewhouse. The 10th Street Brewery currently employs 15 people, but the expansion is expected to bring an additional 65 new jobs to the Milwaukee area.

MillerCoors has been operating in Milwaukee since 1855 and employs around 1,600 people in Wisconsin.