We're a catalyst for a more competitive America.
Waymaker Group is a full-service economic development firm focused on jumpstarting innovation districts in emerging cities. We help city leaders plan and fund mixed-use innovation spaces, develop clusters, 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
Discover how we can best serve you.
Meet the people driving our mission.
BE A DOER: More than consultants, we are doers. We roll up our sleeves and work proactively as a team to get shovels in the ground in half the time.
MAKE ROOM AT THE TABLE: We orchestrate deep collaboration between diverse stakeholders and champion communities in pursuit of equitable opportunity and 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.
See what sets us apart.
"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