Waukesha County

Waukesha County is the Milwaukee Region's second-largest county and one of its primary economic engines. It offers every type of business opportunity, from the retail and corporate offices that line Blue Mound Road to the world-class printing and manufacturing complexes in Waukesha and Sussex; from established business parks in New Berlin to the new state-of-of-the-art development at Pabst Farms.

Intersected by two interstates and served by its own general-aviation airport, Waukesha County is a logical location for businesses. Several nationally and internationally known companies are located here, including Quad/Graphics, the world's largest privately owned printer; GE Healthcare Technologies, the global leader in medical imaging technology; and Kohl's Corp., the nation's fastest-growing department store chain.

Waukesha County offers a perfect blend of urban and rural living, with rapidly growing suburban communities - Menomonee Falls, New Berlin, Brookfield, Pewaukee, Muskego and Waukesha; the quaint lake communities of Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc Lake and Delafield; and the quiet, rural enclaves of Genesee Depot, Mukwonago, Dousman and Eagle. Waukesha, the county seat, is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the region. Its 71,000 residents enjoy their own symphony, theater groups and choral union, while the nearby Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield offers music, dance and other attractions in a modern and intimate venue.

Economic Development Information: 

Waukesha County Business Alliance - www.waukesha.org

Visitor Information:

Waukesha County Tourism Initiative - www.visitwaukeshacounty.com

Waukesha County At A Glance
Population (2013 Est.) 393,843
Population Change 2000-2013 +9.2%
Labor Force (2013) 215,027
Unemployment Rate (2013) 5.9%
Per Capita Personal Income (2013) $59,379
Major Cities (2013) Waukesha (71,016), New Berlin (39,834), Brookfield (37,999), Menomonee Falls (35,924), Muskego (24,555)
Colleges, Vocational Schools and Universities Carroll University, Ottawa University, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha County Technical College


Largest Waukesha County Private-Sector Employers (1,000+ Employees)
Kohl's Corp. Department store chain   1,000+
Quad/Graphics Inc. Commercial printing 1,000+
ProHealth Care Heatlh care system 1,000+
GE Healthcare Medical imaging devices 1,000+
Target Corporation Department stores 1,000+
Community Memorial Hospital Health care services 1,000+
Cooper Industries Electrical transformers 1,000+
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Motorcycles 1,000+
United Parcel Service Package delivery 1,000+
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Health care services 1,000+
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