Gotham on the Brink
Based in Gotham City, Wayne Enterprises was founded in the 17th century but officially became a company in the 19th century under Alan Wayne. It has become one of the largest employers in Gotham, and perhaps the world. The current CEO and Chairman, Bruce Wayne, is a keen modernizer and continues to grow the business in the financial sector and in high-end technologies. Bruce Wayne maintains a 51% majority ownership/control of the common stock but avoids daily operations.
The company has come through the Depression in extremely good shape because it is mostly self-funded. It has bought a large number of other companies in the last couple of years that were not so lucky and has kept as many employees from the purchased companies as possible. This has made the employees very loyal and they continually look for new opportunities for Wayne Enterprises to grow.