Why franchise in Milwaukee?

Coastal energy with Midwestern charm

Positioned on the waters of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has a lot to offer. With dozens of breweries and over 170 restaurants in the downtown area alone, Milwaukee’s exciting dining scene is one of its biggest draws. Add in stunning lake views, ample room for outdoor recreation like freshwater surfing and boating, and an eclectic mix of local businesses that keeps residents coming back, and it’s easy to see why Milwaukee is such a great place to live. 

Milwaukee’s relatively low cost of living and affordable real estate prices also make it an ideal location for employers looking to expand operations. Employers like Harley-Davidson and Briggs & Stratton already call Milwaukee home, and more and more companies are starting to do the same, taking advantage of Milwaukee’s business-friendly climate. 

Top employers in Milwaukee:

  • Harley-Davidson
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Kohl’s 
  • Briggs & Stratton

Milwaukee business highlights

277,000+ person workforce

13 Fortune 1,000 headquarters

#5 fastest growing city in the country

#5 most livable large city

#29 best places to start a business

Available staffing model in Milwaukee

Meet Our Team

When you're ready to start your franchising journey with Spherion, text, call, or email our experienced franchise development team.

Bill Tasillo

Vice President of Franchise Sales & Market Development

Certified as a franchise executive by the International Franchise Association, Bill brings a hands-on coaching style to his passion for helping new and seasoned franchisees grow their careers with Spherion.

Dan Brunell

Dan Brunell

Regional Vice President of Franchise Development

Dan’s background as a senior executive in the staffing industry and founder of a top franchise brokerage equips him with more than 30 years of experience helping prospective franchisees succeed.