Milwaukee debuts world’s first co-working community for the water industry

Since its opening in 2013, the continued high volume of inquiries for office and research space within Milwaukee’s Global Water Centre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (U.S.), has resulted in the creation of a shared, collaborative workspace called the “Oasis Co-working Community” to house companies from all corners of the world seeking to tap into the growing network of industry resources located in the burgeoning water technology cluster. 

The Oasis takes up approximately 4,000ft² (743m²) of each the second and third floors of the Global Water Centre – a seven storey building serving the world water hub – to create more workspace options with a variety of time-period lease arrangements and affordable pricing to accommodate entrepreneurs and small businesses in Wisconsin, as well as national and global organisations.

The Centre is the only one in the world that has devoted a space for industry, academia, government and talent in the water arena.

“Businesses were calling us on a weekly basis interested in opening a small office in Milwaukee, to connect with Wisconsin’s water technology cluster or to establish an entrance into the U.S. market,” Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council, said. “Our initiatives were developed to broaden our cluster’s new business opportunities and to expand new industry cluster participants. The Oasis lets the powerful formula of collisions, conversations and collaboration that we’ve seen in the Centre work at a whole new level.”