Economic Development

The City of Waukesha is an excellent place to do business. From our historic downtown and numerous retail areas to our business and industrial parks, Waukesha provides several opportunities to start, expand, or relocate your business.

The City also has economic development tools to assist you. 

Tax Incremental Financing (TIF)


The City actively uses Tax Incremental Financing to spur redevelopment and additional industrial development.   

Grants and Loans


In addition to TIF, the City uses CDBG funds to support the Downtown Facade, Awning, and Storefront Signage Grant program. This program provides matching grants for projects that improve the appearance of downtown and adjacent neighborhood properties.  

Future Development Considerations


Presentation put together by Community Development Director, Jennifer Andrews, regarding future development and tax density considerations for the City of Waukesha.
Waukesha Development 2.0