The Milwaukee Region is a recognized center of innovation and advanced manufacturing. Several industries stand out for the high number of firms located here and the concentration of talent. Milwaukee 7 supports these cluster industries and their network organizations.
- The Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is focused on the growth and economic competitiveness of the Energy, Power & Controls industry cluster across the Midwest region.
- FaB Wisconsin is a network for food, beverage, ingredient, equipment and packaging makers that raises industry awareness and capacity for growth and advancement.
- The Water Council's mission is to align the regional freshwater research community with water-related industries.
- The Next Generation Manufacturing Council serves as an epicenter for manufacturers to come together to address issues common to the cluster industries.