Milwaukee is located in the Great Lakes region, situated on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are approximately 2 million Milwaukee residents today. Milwaukee has been commonly known for its brewing and manufacturing industries, but like many American cities, has undergone a transition into other industries as a result of a decline in the manufacturing industry. Major additions to the city to enhance the emerging tourism industry in Milwaukee such as the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Frontier Airlines Center, Miller Park, Pier Wisconsin, and major renovations to the US Cellular Arena, have all helped to change the face of Milwaukee into a destinatin for tourism, business and more. There are over 15 colleges and universities located in and around Milwaukee, such as Carroll University, Mount Mary College, and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, to name a few. There are 14 Fortune 1000 companies headquarters in Milwaukee such as Harley-Davidson, GE Healthcare, Northwestern Mutual, and others. Milwaukee began a history as a beer brewing capital in the mid-1850’s and has retained that distinction well into the 21st century, as home to major beer brands like Miller, Schlitz, Blatz, and Pabst.