Client Success

Our consulting services for Waukesha County started in December 2016. In 2017, the Center for Growth:

  • served almost 150 companies
  • met with over 40 lenders and resource partners
  • helped 94 clients (53 long term) to improve and grow
  • provided almost 850 hours of no-cost consulting
  • helped to launch 5 new ventures
  • created/retained 13 jobs
  • facilitated almost $500,000 of capital investment in client companies
  • held 2 workshops on woman- and minority-owned business certification and government contracting
  • delivered 2 presentations on local resources for business growth and entrepreneurship to business leaders

We assist a wide range of businesses, such as product manufacturers, tool and die shops, engineering specialists, construction firms, IT solutions providers, retail businesses, restaurants, legal firms, technical consultants, trucking companies and equipment distribution.


Welcome new board members

We’re excited to announce two new additions to our board of directors: Mike Shiels, dean of the School of Applied Technologies at Waukesha County Technical College; and Ty Staviski, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Milwaukee Tool.

Congratulations to our winners!

The Center for Growth partnered with Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and the Waukesha County Business Alliance to honor individuals, businesses and nonprofits who are making Waukesha County a great place to live, work and play. It was a great celebration!

Walkability and sense of place in the surburbs

By: Bob Monnat, partner & COO of Mandel Group, Inc. Despite perceptions, there continues to be a tremendous amount of growth in the suburban housing markets. While the downtown areas of large cities have seen dramatic additions to housing supply, there is robust activity in the suburbs, particularly in terms of new multifamily housing. A […]

Thinking differently about workforce

The benefits of hiring from outside your traditional candidate pool are numerous. Click to connect with resources to help you do that.

Center for Growth celebrates second anniversary

The Waukesha County Center for Growth celebrated its second anniversary last week. The Center for Growth is Waukesha County’s economic development organization, working to generate capital investment, create jobs and grow Waukesha County’s economic base.

Waukesha County Approves Participation in PACE Program

Earlier this year, the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors voted to approve participation in the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. PACE enables property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation improvements.