Advancing Business. Growing Communities.

The Waukesha County Center for Growth is a non-profit serving as the lead economic development organization for Waukesha County. Created in 2016, we are focused on expanding the county’s economic base by ensuring our businesses and communities have access to the resources they need to grow.

  • Attraction, Retention & Expansion Services

    We serve as a one-stop-shop to help businesses grow and thrive in Waukesha County.

  • Small Business Consulting

    We partner with the SBDC to ensure small businesses have access to high quality, no-cost counseling services.

  • Talent Pipeline

    We provide innovative and customized solutions to help businesses address workforce challenges.

  • Finance & Incentive Programs

    ​We work with lenders and economic development partners to develop financial packages tailored to your project.

Waukesha County, Wis.

Strategically located 20 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee and one hour east of Madison, Waukesha (waa·kuh·sha) County is a premier place to locate, conduct and grow a business. Waukesha County is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area and southeast Wisconsin region, otherwise known as the Milwaukee 7 (M7) region. 

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Why Waukesha County



Business Climate



Community Profiles

Drive Times
Waukesha to Milwaukee 20 minutes
Waukesha to Madison 1 hour
Waukesha to Chicago 1 hour 45 minutes
Waukesha to Minneapolis 4 hours 45 minutes

Learn more about what makes our region a thriving destination.