Battle of beer towns: How Milwaukee, Denver measure up
November 5, 2007
by Tom Daykin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Keeping Miller Brewing Co.'s headquarters in Milwaukee won't be easy. If all goes as planned, Miller will merge its operations with Golden, Colo.-based Coors Brewing Co. in 2008. But the companies have not yet decided whether the headquarters of the MillerCoors joint venture will be in Milwaukee, or in the Denver area.
Quality of life is one of Milwaukee's biggest advantages, said Pat O'Brien, executive director of the Milwaukee 7, the newly formed economic development group for southeastern Wisconsin. Miller's headquarters is relatively close to Milwaukee's vibrant downtown, the lakefront and livable neighborhoods, O'Brien said.
The ski slopes and biking trails of the Rocky Mountains may be among the reasons why Colorado has the lowest rate of adult obesity, according to the latest rankings compiled by the Trust for America's Health
. Wisconsin ranked as the 22nd most obese state.
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