"People around the country or on both coasts tend to fly over Milwaukee and don't recognize what we see here which is a great place, beautiful lake," said Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce President Tim Sheehy.
Sheehy said he wasn't surprised to see Milwaukee make headlines on two of the country’s largest publications.
First, a Huffington Post editorial highlighting a downtown resurgence with new skyscrapers and an arena popping up. In between them is a city seeing the impact of the skills revolution.
Then Tuesday, Milwaukee received similar praise from the New York Times outlining a downtown residential growth spurt.
"It has affordability, access and it has a population with great values and ethics," Sheehy said.
Despite Milwaukee’s accolades as a great place to live, work, play and learn, Brew City saw its population drop by more than 4,300 between 2015 and 2016.