We're a catalyst for
a more competitive middle America.
We’re Waymaker Group — a full-service economic development firm focused on jumpstarting innovation districts in the heartland. We help mid-market cities plan and fund mixed-use innovation spaces, attract anchor tenants, build diverse talent pipelines, and propel inclusive growth.
Who We Serve
Governments seeking to build a stronger, more sustainable economy
Corporates looking to put down roots where they can scale in an inclusive and meaningful way
Nonprofits dedicated to improving the lives of the people in the communities they serve
Higher Education looking to forge strategic innovation partnerships with government and private companies
Be Curious: We never try to out-city big cities because we believe emerging cities have the greatest potential for success when they stay true to their unique strengths and roots.
Make Room at the Table: We orchestrate deep collaboration between diverse stakeholders and champion underserved voices in pursuit of equitable growth.
Be Bold and Take Risks: We never shy from challenging the status quo. We lead emerging cities fearlessly into the future with new ideas that shape a better path forward.
"Waymaker’s depth in technology and innovation economies has guided Kenosha in developing a new value proposition to initiate a deliberate approach to build a special technology community never before considered. We enjoy working with their talented team and trust that they will continue to help us optimize progressive economic opportunities."
- Heather Wessling, Vice President, Kenosha Area Business Alliance