GROW Fund Supports Economic Growth in Waukesha County

Waukesha County, known for its thriving business environment and robust economic growth, continues to advance with the support of the Waukesha County Center for Growth’s GROW Fund. The GROW Fund has played a pivotal role in nurturing local businesses and fostering economic development. Three recent projects supported by the GROW Fund include:

Xiogenix:  Muskego, Projected jobs added: 12 FT
Xiogenix is adding clean room manufacturing space to develop custom equipment that separates components of donated tissue and fluid, which are then delivered to a clinic for the treatment of a patient receiving cell & gene therapy.

Third Space Brewing: Menomonee Falls, Projected jobs added: 10 FT / 8 PT 
Third Space Brewing is a micro-brewery established in Milwaukee.  The brand and products have become well received in the greater Milwaukee area and the company has been distributing beer throughout Wisconsin since 2021.  Third Space will be opening a second tap room in Menomonee Falls in June, 2024.

PROEX FOOD: Menomonee Falls, Projected jobs added:  3 FT
PROEX FOOD is an equipment OEM that is reshaping the fruit and vegetable industry with automation technologies. Specializing in advanced processing and packaging systems, their automated solutions increase efficiency and quality in pack houses worldwide. They provide comprehensive design engineering, control integration, digital technologies, and robotic capabilities, enhancing productivity and reducing labor.

“By providing financial support to forward-thinking companies like Xiogenix, Third Space Brewing, and PROEX FOOD,  the GROW Fund is not only creating jobs but also fostering an environment where businesses can thrive and innovate,” states Executive Director for the Waukesha County Center for Growth Therese Thill. “These recent projects exemplify the impact that strategic investments can have on our local economy. We are excited to see the continued growth and success of these companies, and remain committed to supporting the economic vitality of our community.”

Established in 2019 and currently exceeding $11 million, the GROW Fund was created to provide access to financial resources to enable business expansion and attraction. The GROW Fund assists businesses essential to the economic development of Waukesha County including manufacturing, service, and other commercial establishments looking to expand operations or invest in new operations in the county. It also benefits developers with projects to meet the affordable housing needs of existing and projected workforce growth.

Businesses that want to access the GROW Fund should contact the Waukesha County Center for Growth. To learn more about the Waukesha County Center for Growth, or the GROW Fund, please visit

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About the Waukesha County Center for Growth
The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. is Waukesha County’s economic development organization. Created in 2016 by Waukesha County in partnership with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center and local municipalities, the mission for the Center for Growth is to serve as the central point of contact for businesses looking to grow in Waukesha County. The Center for Growth works to ensure each organization doing business in Waukesha County will reach its fullest potential. For more information, please visit

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