2018 Year in Review
2018 was a strong year for the Waukesha County Center for Growth.
Our role is to connect businesses with the resources they need to grow. Most of our companies say their number one concern is workforce. Because of that, we implemented a workforce development strategy this past year to develop Waukesha County students and prepare them for jobs after graduation, attract new workers to live and work in our area and retain the workforce we already have by giving them new tools to be successful.
In addition to that, in 2018:
- We helped 22 companies choose Waukesha County as their preferred place to start, expand or locate their business. Of these, 17 were small business start-ups.
- Companies invested nearly $67 million in buildings, equipment and more in Waukesha County.
- Collectively, these small and large businesses are creating 460 jobs, while retaining 30 more.
Looking forward to 2019, we have a lot of important projects in the pipeline. We’re constantly working to create a vibrant economy where businesses and citizens thrive, and we’re honored to work with so many smart and talented business leaders, nonprofit leaders, public officials and educators to make Waukesha County a great place to live, work and play.
Click here to read our 2018 Annual Report.
Director, Economic Development