The current trade center population is estimated at 50,000, and the number is rising as local residences and businesses increase in a steady growth pattern. Mukwonago's location is central to the major economic centers of southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois (Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago) and major transportation corridors, rendering it a hub location for manufacturers, business services, suppliers and related retail businesses.
Mukwonago's Comprehensive Master Plan of 2000 states that industrial growth is strongly encouraged, with the Industrial Park at the northeast sector of the village now a successful industrial complex that encompasses numerous major private-sector employers. Another large commercial district, the Gateway Center (located south of Highway I-43) is in progress - ”with several "big box" retailing enterprises, a medical complex and the future home of the Mukwonago YMCA. Additional commercial development is expected along main thoroughfares surrounding the village. The Mukwonago area offers proximity to a skilled and dedicated employee base and is supported by a strong municipal school system, several private schools and nearby community colleges and technical schools.