A timeline of events (1948-present)
The Greater Milwaukee Committee is a private sector civic organization whose mission is to contribute to the cultural and economic base of the Milwaukee Metropolitan area. The organization was formed in the late 1940s and is comprised of leaders in business, the professions, labor, education and philanthropy, nonprofit community development.
For example, in 1948, the GMC pushed for the development of a downtown arena – now the U.S. Cellular Arena. In the years to come the GMC initiated a string of major projects, including expressways, the public museum, the Milwaukee County Zoo, County Stadium, Miller Park, the Performing Arts Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
By the mid-1980s, the GMC began taking on more complex social issues such as education and inner city development. These projects are less visible, but their impact in the community is equally dramatic.