The Foundation of Waukesha County
Waukesha County has a well-developed infrastructure that supports the needs of its residents, businesses, and industries. Our comprehensive transportation system includes major highways like I-94, I-43, and US 18 connecting it to other parts of the state and the country.
Nearly 21,000 businesses, 310,000 jobs, and 540,000 residents are located within a five-mile radius of the I-94 East-West corridor which connects Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.
Gas & Electric Infrastructure
We Energies provides electrical service to Waukesha County residents. Both We Energies and American Transmission Company (ATC) are represented on the Center for Growth's board of directors.
The City of Oconomowoc runs its own electric and water utility which allows them to provide competitive rates for community businesses.
- Waukesha County Airport (Crites Field) is a full-service airport, open 24/7, located in the City of Waukesha. As Wisconsin’s busiest general aviation airport, Waukesha County Airport efficiently serves the needs of both corporate and recreational pilots.
- Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, located an easy 25-minute drive from Waukesha County, serves more than 30 nonstop destinations across a dozen airlines.
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which serves more than 150 US cities and 60 international destinations, is only 80 minutes from Waukesha County.
Waukesha County and its communities understand the importance of continuously expanding and improving their road, water, wastewater and energy infrastructure. Here are just a few recent examples of impactful infrastructure investments:
The Waukesha Water Utility is leading the charge, through the Great Water Alliance, to implement a new water supply program for the City of Waukesha.
The City of Brookfield and surrounding communities have implemented The Moorland Road Plan which addresses stormwater issues, traffic issues, pending development interests, and various concerns of property owners in the area.
In cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, the Village of Menomonee Falls replaced the Lilly Road Bridge which was originally built in 1937.