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3215 W State St
Milwaukee, WI, 53208
United States


The Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC) was established in 2002 as the economic development and income diversification business of
the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC). Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our subsidiary companies and investments provide financial diversification for our shareholders and investment partners. We grow with a clear focus on profitability and sustainable economic development.

To generate wealth and improve the quality of life for the Tribe by making strategic investments, acquisitions and prudent asset management decisions. Resources generated by PBDC and its holdings will help DIVERSIFY the tribal economy that supports Forest County Potawatomi’s tribal government and helps improve the lives of tribal members. Through trust, support, integrity, and mutual respect, PBDC is committed to building an economic engine that supports the Tribe for generations to come.



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PBDC ranked third in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Based Minority-Owned Business list! View list.

PBDC was recently featured in a brand awareness campaign for our ownership, the Forest County Potawatomi. The goal of this ad campaign is to highlight the Tribe's significant non-gaming investments across Wisconsin, and the global impact being made. View ad. 

Greenfire Chief Financial Officer, Brian Kraus, named CFO of the Year in the medium-sized company category by Milwaukee Business Journal. Read more.

PBDC subsidiary, Greenfire Management Services, ranked #1 in Milwaukee Business Journal's 2017 Fastest Growing Firms. Read more.

Friday Photos: The Hopping Brewery. Read more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ice Cream Factory Will Become Apartments. Read more.

Greenfire projects – Stitchweld, Vim + Vigor, and the Historic Garfield School/The Griot Apartments – were included in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s list of Milwaukee-area construction projects underway, ranking some of Milwaukee’s largest projects by construction cost. Read more. 

PBDC subsidiary, Greenfire Management Services, was recently featured in a imaging and branding project for our ownership—the Forest County Potawatomi. The ad is one of six that have run over the past several months. The goal of the ad campaign is to highlight the Tribe’s significant non-gaming investments across Wisconsin. Greenfire is grateful to be included in the campaign! View ad.

Friday Photos: Bronzeville Rising. Read more.

Greenfire recognized in Milwaukee Business Journal's 2017 Fastest Growing Firms for second year in a row. Read more.

Vim and Vigor will bring 274 apartments to former Pabst Brewery. Read more.

Greenfire Management Services breaks ground on Vim and Vigor apartment community in downtown Milwaukee. Read more.

Wgetthta building recognized by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission's 2017 Cream of the Cream City awards. Read more.

PBDC subsidiary, Greenfire Management Services, honored with two projects recognized at the Daily Reporter's Top Projects of 2016 awards dinner May 16 - the Wgetthta Building at Wgema Campus and the Echelon Apartments at Innovation Campus. Read more.

The ground breaking ceremony for Greenfire Management Service's latest project, the Historic Garfield School Redevelopment, took place April 4th. Read more.

Echelon Apartments at Innovation Campus wins Best New Residential Development in the Milwaukee Business Journal's Real Estate Awards. PBDC subsidiary, Greenfire Management Services, provided the construction management services for this project. Read more.

The Wgetthta Renovation at Wgema Campus wins Best Office Renovation in the Milwaukee Business Journal's Real Estate Awards. Read more.

Marquette University buys Potawatomi tribe's Menomonee Valley administration building. Read more.

Marquette University purchases Potawatomi office building; Tribal employees moved to Wgema Campus. Read more.

Wgema Campus featured in the latest episode of MPTV's "Around the Corner with John McGivern". Watch episode.

Stephanie Omdoll promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. Read more.

A view from above: The latest aerial views of southeastern Wisconsin's construction boom. Read more.

Greenfire ranked #3 in Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-area based minority-owned businesses. Read more.

Redhawk promotes from within to complete final phase of acquisition. Read more.

Progress being made at Stitchweld, one of Greenfire Management Services' latest apartment projects! Read more.

We’re thrilled to announce that a new tenant will soon be moving into the Data Holdings data center - a subsidiary of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation. This tenant will be utilizing a significant amount of space, and is expected to move in at the end of October, once the build-out of their suite is complete.

The North Avenue apartment complex, Greenfire's latest project, is advancing towards early 2017 groundbreaking. Read more.

PBDC subsidiary, Greenfire Management Services, named one of Milwaukee Business Journal's Fastest Growing firms. Read more.

Climb Inside the Belay Apartments. Read more.

Former Concordia Campus will be converted for urban Indian culture. Read more.

Urban Spelunking: The Lion House. Read more.

Sports Complex, grocery store and public market, and public amphitheater envisioned for Milwaukee's Near West Side. Read more.

PBDC was part of the first ever Forest County Potawatomi Career Exploration Event June 14-16 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

Friday Photos: River House Rising. Read more.

Building a Partnership in Milwaukee- Adventure Rock Climbing. Read more.

Collaboration provides free business technology services for Milwaukee start-ups. Read more.

Construction has begun on Greenfire's latest project, Stitchweld apartments, in Bay View. Read more.

Greenfire Management Services ranks 16th in Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-area Construction Firms, up five spots from last year! Read more.

Greenfire project, Adventure Rock, preps to open North Avenue climbing wall in June. Read more.

John McGivern and the crew from MPTV's "Around the Corner with John McGivern" were here at the Wgema Campus Tuesday, May 10 to talk with Chairman Frank about the Tribe's investment right here in Milwaukee's Near West Side. Watch for the episode to air later this summer. We will keep you posted!

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Greenfire project, Beaumont Place, awarded Best New Development- Residential in the Milwaukee Business Journal's Real Estate Awards. Read more. 

PBDC subsidiary, Advancia Corporation, received award notice for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) contract. Read more.

Crews Continue Work on the River House Apartments. Read more.

Redhawk Network Security's Information Security Analyst Tyler Hardison discusses the Apple stance on encryption. Read more. 

Greenfire Management Services Projects, Beaumont Place and the Drexel Town Square development, named in Milwaukee Business Journal's 2016 Real Estate Awards.Read more.

Affordable South Side Lofts a Success. Read more about the success of the Paper Box Lofts.

Friday Photos: 46 Apartments Plus a Climbing Gym. Read more about about the progress being made on the Belay Apartments.

Urban Spelunking: A former Concordia campus renovation update. Read more about the recent progress being made to Wgema Campus.

Milwaukee AD Project uses Landia Chopper Pumps. Read more about FCPC's Biodegester.

Redhawk Number One Ranked Cyber Consulting Company in Pacific Northwest. Read more.

Sendik's to send food waste to Potawatomi digester. Read more. 

Urban Spelunking: Former Concordia College Campus. Read more about FCPC's Wgema Campus.

Potawatomi Business Development Corporation contributes to the ongoing improvements on Milwaukee's Near West Side though Near West Side Partners' PARC Initiative announced on April 14, 2015 at Harley-Davidson.

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