The City of Oak Creek is in the southeastern corner of Milwaukee County. Incorporated in 1955, it has seen a mix of manufacturing, service, agriculture and even an airport. Residential development has grown steadily, while the city still maintains a charming, rural feel with lots of open spaces and undeveloped land.
The new millennium brought a population surge. Its population was 34,451 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census – a 21% increase over 2000. With more residents came a flurry of retail, commercial and residential development. Scores of new homes were built, and with it, many new choices in dining and shopping.
Major employers in Oak Creek include Master Lock, Northwestern Mutual and Caterpillar Mining.
The seven counties that comprise Southeastern Wisconsin are home to more than 2 million people. According to the Federal Reserve, we are the most productive region in the Midwest, and the ninth most productive region nationwide. In every conceivable way, Oak Creek and Southeastern Wisconsin are open for business.