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We help emerging cities jumpstart innovation districts & accelerate inclusive growth.

OUR SERVICES

Innovation Doesn't Wait.
Neither Do We.

On average, it takes 10 years to jumpstart an innovation district. We believe that’s five years too long. See how Waymaker Group helps accelerate sustainable growth in half the time.

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ABOUT WAYMAKER

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

Waymaker Group is a catalyst for a more competitive middle America.

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

Ecosystem planning

District infrastructure

Entrepreneurial & workforce programming

Cluster development

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OUR TEAM

Meet the people driving our mission.

OUR APPROACH

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