- 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
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.