Business Climate

Waukesha County Means Business

Waukesha County is an economic powerhouse with low taxes, streamlined regulations, access to capital, a skilled workforce, strong industry clusters, and proactive economic development initiatives.

Waukesha County has the second lowest tax rate and fourth lowest property tax per capita in the state—and the lowest in both categories among counties that have not approved the 0.5% sales tax option.

Waukesha County is among only 4 percent of counties nationwide to achieve Triple-A Bond Ratings from both Moody's and Fitch Ratings.

Communities throughout the county are exceedingly business-friendly. In 2022, local municipalities had 59 active Tax Increment Districts supporting development and business expansions.


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If Waukesha County were its own state, it would be the 8th most productive economy in the country on a per capita basis.

Join the strong business climate in Waukesha County.