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Working with bold, visionary leaders from key institutions, firms, and sectors, Waymaker Group helps spur vibrant innovation districts inspired by an authentic sense of place. 

Kenosha Innovation District

The City of Kenosha engaged Waymaker Group to bring together industry and academic leaders and expedite the creation of an innovation district on the site of a 160-year-old auto manufacturing plant.

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Oklahoma City Innovation District

Oklahoma City engaged Waymaker Group to help identify investment gaps, build and fund cluster programs around its strongest sectors, and form an independent governing body that could work with city leaders to speed the transition from vision to real-world implementation.

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Louisville Innovation District

The University of Louisville and the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council engaged Waymaker Group to ascertain if the Louisville market was ready to go all-in on a health tech accelerator.


Kansas City Innovation District

Kansas City’s Keystone Innovation District engaged Waymaker Group to help develop a compelling workforce development vision, forge a public-private coalition around the effort, and pursue EDA Good Jobs Challenge funding. 

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Las Vegas Innovation District

Forward-thinking Las Vegas municipal leaders called on Waymaker Group to help chart a path for the city to grow beyond its hospitality sector and startup companies within the autonomous and electric vehicles, transportation and logistics, and advance manufacturing clusters. 


Milwaukee Innovation District

The City of Milwaukee engaged Waymaker Group to help reposition itself internally and externally as a competitive tech market and to attract tech talent and investment.

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Austin Innovation District

The Austin Technology Council worked with Waymaker Group Founder Julie Huls to attract talent, forge partnerships, and strengthen Austin’s tech brand in the hearts and minds of tech-minded millennials.

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