Hundreds of businesses call the City of Wauwatosa home. These include small and large manufacturers, professional and personal services, and retail. A sampling of some of the businesses and institutions that form our economic base is found next:
Milwaukee Regional Medical Center
Spread over a 250-acre campus, the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is the largest concentration of medical providers within southeastern Wisconsin. MRMC is a consortium of six (6) health care institutions forming Wisconsin's largest academic health center with a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Collectively, these organizations serve more than a million clients/patients, employ more than 15,000 people, and have an annual economic impact in excess of almost $3 billion per year. Following is a further description of the MRMC's partner organizations:
Froedtert Hospital is ranked in a total of 12 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 “Best Hospitals” list, released July 19. Froedtert Hospital is the only adult hospital in the Milwaukee area to be nationally ranked, placing it among the top 50 hospitals in the nation. Froedtert Hospital also ranks as the top hospital in metropolitan Milwaukee.
One of the leading centers for pediatric health care in the United States. The hospital provides inpatient care, including transport of critically ill or injured children and intensive care services, and more than 70 specialty outpatient clinics that care for the full range of pediatric health care needs.
Medical College of Wisconsin
There are more than 1,270 students enrolled in educational programs at the Medical College. This includes 820 medical students, and more than 450 graduate students. College faculty supervise approximately 650 physicians in residency training and 240 physicians in fellowship training through The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. Approximately 200 scientists are engaged in postdoctoral research fellowship training through the Office of Postdoctoral Education. The College provides continuing medical education to more than 40,000 health professional registrants each year.
In FY 2009-10, faculty received approximately $161 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which approximately $148 million was for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Curative Care Network
Curative Care Network improves the function and quality of life for persons with disabilities or limiting conditions. Curative is one of the largest, most experienced, and diverse human service organizations in the region. Curative provides quality services to children, adults and seniors at community-based sites in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. Curative's services include Adult Day, Case Management, Child & Youth, Industrial, Residential, Senior and Vocational programs.
Blood Center of Wisconsin
As a pioneering leader in science and medicine, BloodCenter of Wisconsin contributes to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment and cures for patients like no other single organization can by virtue of the expertise, diversity and innovation that reside within each of its service areas. BloodCenter of Wisconsin collects and distributes life-saving blood and marrow for Wisconsin families and tissue and organs for southeastern Wisconsin families. A private, not-for-profit organization, BloodCenter of Wisconsin also specializes in diagnostic testing, medical services, and leading-edge basic and clinical research.
Milwaukee County Mental Health Division
Provider of mental health services to Milwaukee County residents.
Other Corporations & Institutions
Milwaukee County Research Park
The 175-acre Milwaukee County Research Park (MCRP) is home to over 70 businesses employing more than 4,300 individuals in technology-related fields. In addition to several modern office buildings, the MCRP is home to the Innovation Technology Center, a 137,000 s.f. high tech business incubator.
Wauwatosa is the global headquarters for Clinical Systems, Global IT, and Interventional Cardiology & Surgery (ICS).
Briggs & Stratton
Headquartered in Wauwatosa, Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of air-cooled engines for outdoor power equipment. The Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services these products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide.
Dedicated as the Willie G. Davidson Product Development Center (PDC), this facility brings together the Original Equipment (OE) Engineering, Styling and Developmental Purchasing groups in a centralized location to improve the product development process.
Warehouse facility serving regional JC Penney Department Stores.
Manufacturer of custom pre-inked stamps.
Western Building Products
Wholesale distributor of millwork products.
Voted Milwaukee's #1 shopping and entertainment destination for 11 years straight!
A ferrous metal foundry.
Manufacturer of adhesive products.
Wisconsin Lutheran College
A private liberal arts college.
Bryant & Stratton College
A private career-specific college.
Chamber of Commerce
Businesses within the City of Wauwatosa are served by the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce.