Waukesha Chamber of Commerce happy about recognition 

Freeman Staff

August 1, 2015

WAUKESHA - After learning the news that Waukesha was named one of the top small cities in the United States in which to start a business, City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Hahn was pleased.

He said NerdWallet, which did the report with Entrepreneur magazine, contacted the chamber a while ago about the conditions affecting starting a business in Waukesha. Hahn said Waukesha’s access to major metropolitan areas like Milwaukee and Madison helped it to be ranked number six out of 10 cities on the list, while Waukesha also has the benefits of a small community.

When comparing Waukesha to other listed cities, Hahn feels like there is room for more business development in the city.

In Waukesha, there are 6.75 businesses per 100 people in Waukesha, but in the top-ranking city of Alpharetta, Ga., there are 15.07 businesses per 100 people.