Welcome Home to Wausau!
Wausau is the principal city of the North and Central Wisconsin regions and home to a metropolitan population of 134,063 serving a growing trade area of over 350,000 people. Wausau's growth in jobs and commerce remains steady with nationally-recognized firms in diverse fields including: building materials, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and insurance.
Wausau is the gateway to Wisconsin’s Northwoods and Wausau’s economic base is spread across a diverse landscape, from the 350 acre forested Wausau Business Campus, to waterfront high-rise Class A office buildings, to a thriving downtown River District of retail and major offices surrounding our landmark “400 Block” main square- Wausau is pleased to host a daytime population of over 200,000 employees who work and play in the City.
Wausau's revitalized urban waterfront along the Wisconsin River is especially exciting, with over 15 acres of new development opportunity alongside an extensive waterside trail system, miles of interconnected parkland, extensive ramp and surface parking and multiple opportunities for restaurants, entertainment and commercial office. For more information on these sites, click here.
Wausau works and excels at proactively addressing business recruitment, expansion and retention. Wausau's skilled and industrious population has the highest average credit score of any metropolitan area according to USA Today, is the safest metropolitan area in the Midwest according to FBI statistics and is one of the highest ranked for the attraction of young professionals in Wisconsin.
Wausau is also one of the state's highest grossing areas for tourism boasting all-season recreational opportunities that range from Wisconsin's largest and highest ski mountain at Granite Peak, one of the nation's premiere curling barn facilities, outstanding mountain and snow bike trails, an internationally recognized whitewater kayaking course and is home to the Olympic-style Badger State Games. It's clear why Wausau has achieved an A+ livability score and why Wausau is the ideal home for your investment.