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We believe every city is a tech city.

We are living in an era of unprecedented transformation. Certain industries—healthcare, travel and tourism, manufacturing, retail, to name a few—will be unrecognizable in five years. As digital transformation gains steam, the competition for skilled talent will only increase with time. 

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of the nation's advanced industry growth is within digital service occupations.

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of hiring executives said they will expand occupations in 2020 to include big data and analytics.

of the total U.S. economy was attributed to the digital sector in 2019, which is a 66% increase from 2010.

higher job growth is experienced in venture-backed companies, which grow at a rate 50% higher than private companies.

*Source: World Economic Forum, the Brookings Institute, CompTIA and the New Geography of Jobs

We believe every city deserves talent, investment capital and knowledge-economy know-how.

Due to the nature, and number, of catalytic changes in technology and innovation, economic development demands a shift, too. Traditional approaches are less than optimal in today’s fast-moving world. Developing innovation ecosystems requires a unique combination of economic, network, and physical assets—and patient and willing leaders to bring these assets together.

Increase job growth in innovation/ technology

Position your market as a tech hub

Plan and integrate a new innovation center

Increase industry engagement

Build entrepreneurial ecosystems

We believe every city matters.

It’s not easy to transform an established market into a thriving destination for talent, invention and capital. But, with leadership, empathy, and expertise, Waymaker helps you navigate the emerging technologies best suited for success. Your market’s prosperity is essential to the larger economic network, and with Waymaker, you’ll gain a partner with a vested stake in the outcome.

“Every city needs somebody like Julie Huls. Julie has a unique talent to position stakeholders ahead of the curve while managing the fears and resistance typically associated with change. Her energy, vision, professionalism and attention to detail are unmatched.”

~Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, SXSW

“Waymaker Group is an asset for any region trying to grow. Their ability to bring together leaders across entire spectrums was critical in making Austin the tech hub it is today and a testament to their transformational leadership ability.”

~Joel Trammell, CEOBlack Box

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