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Waukesha County has over 12,000 employers who employ more than 218,000 workers. Manufacturing (26%), services (25%), and retail trade (16%) represents the largest employment sectors in Waukesha County. Economic growth and associated employment opportunities continue to be strong. Waukesha County consistently registers one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

In 2004, there were a total of 9,620 businesses in Waukesha County. The balance between manufacturing and services industries is believed to insulate the county from the effects of past recessions. Approximately 25 % of the county’s businesses are in manufacturing and 25% are in services, so obviously the two industries balance evenly, providing both stability and diversity to the county’s economy. This same economic diversity makes the county attractive to a wide variety of businesses considering relocating or expanding here.

For information on issues affecting the business community of Waukesha County, contact the Area Chamber of Commerce at the address below
223 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-542-4249
Fax: 262-542-8068


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