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Our expertise propels emerging cities to establish thriving innovation districts.

We specialize in securing pivotal funding opportunities, ensuring groundbreaking progress occurs in half the time.

OUR SERVICES

Innovation Doesn't Wait.
Neither Do We.

On average, it takes 10 years to jumpstart an innovation district. We can do it in less than five.

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OUR APPROACH

You have a vision for your city.
We help you fund it.

See how we help you secure public and private funding earlier, so you can start moving dirt faster.

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We've helped find and fund $300M for breakthrough change.

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Entrepreneurial & workforce programming

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OUR TEAM

Meet the people driving our mission.

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ABOUT US

We champion economic growth rooted in an authentic sense of place.

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What People Say About Waymaker

“It has been a pleasure working with Waymaker to develop the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood. The talented team at Waymaker helped us develop our vision into a reality in four years—it would have taken us ten.” - Mayor John Antaramian, City of Kenosha, WI

"Every city needs somebody like Waymaker. Julie has a unique talent to position stakeholders ahead of the curve while managing the fears and resistance typically associated with change. Her energy, vision, professionalism and attention to detail are unmatched."

- Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, SXSW

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