One of Wausau's strengths is its diverse economic base, including manufacturing, construction, retailing, banking, insurance and health, legal, accounting, engineering and other professional services. This stability is in part due to our central location and longstanding tradition of being northcentral Wisconsin's economic hub. Over the past twenty years, population, labor force and number of jobs have grown. Forecasts of additional growth show what the future holds for continued economic stability.
As we move through the next century, we are aware of changes taking place in the local economy; Wausau's economy is increasingly more regional and national with a glimpse into global.
The city, together with private investment is planning to redevelop property to create an environment to respond to growing demand for downtown residential developments, office space and retail expansion.