Alliance In The Media
Check out how the Alliance is involved in local efforts that are covered in the media.
Waukesha County Center for Growth exceeding goals
July 21, 2017
For a year the staff at the Waukesha County Center for Growth has been meeting with companies in the hopes of convincing them to build, expand or move to Waukesha County. And so far, the response has been strong, said Economic Development Director Tim Casey.
Casey: Don't misunderstand us, Wisconsin wants Foxconn
July 16, 2017
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently published a discouraging article titled “If Foxconn builds a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, it won’t be what many expect.” From the standpoint of someone working in that manufacturing plant, we would do well to remember that that’s not a bad thing.
Business Alliance welcomes new members
July 7, 2017
Survey shows growing confidence in economy
June 20, 2017
A recent survey by the state chamber, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), finds that state business leaders rate both the U.S. and Wisconsin economies as stronger today than six months ago.
Waukesha County manufacturers navigate tightening job market
June 12, 2017
If you looked only at the job figures, it would seem Waukesha County manufacturing was in a slump for much of 2016. The county’s manufacturing industry averaged a year-over-year decline in employment of more than 2.6 percent, even as private sector employment was up more than 1.5 percent on average.
Changing viewpoint leads Farrow to sign on as M7 co-chair
June 12, 2017
It took a couple tries to convince Paul Farrow to become a co-chair of the Milwaukee 7. The Waukesha County Economic Development Corp. had shut down not long before he was elected and creating a new entity was a top priority for him.
Mooney: Keep the I-94 east-west project on track
June 6, 2017
I have been deeply involved in economic development in Wisconsin for the past 50 years. My company helps other companies relocate or expand their operations in our state. Site selection and job creation are part of what we do.
Center for Growth study helps locate best areas of development
June 2, 2017
The Waukesha County Center for Growth on Thursday announced that a study has found opportunities for long-term growth within the county.
Dr. Dave interviews Suzanne Kelley of Waukesha Business Alliance on the latest All Business radio show
May 27, 2017
Learn how the Waukesha County Business Alliance is helping make Waukesha the best place for business on 620 WTMJ.
Unemployment rates in region at all-time lows
May 25, 2017
Waukesha Freeman – Unemployment rates in the metropolitan Milwaukee area decreased to historic lows in April, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Waukesha County Business Alliance announces winners of Mary Baer Schools2Skills scholarship
May 25, 2017
Lake Country NOW – The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the seven recipients of the Mary Baer Schools2Skills scholarship to attend Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) this semester.
Business Alliance launches new website
May 17, 2017
Waukesha Freeman – The Waukesha County Business Alliance has launched a new website.
Chamber Chat: Reaching young professionals
May 13, 2017
Lake Country NOW – Attracting and developing a robust talent pipeline is a major focus of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. YPWeek Wisconsin recently provided the Alliance with an opportunity to partner with several other organizations to demonstrate why Waukesha County should be a destination of choice for young professionals to live, work and play.
OwnersEdge in Brookfield named among Top 10 Businesses of the Year
May 10, 2017
Brookfield-Elm Grove NOW – Brookfield-based OwnersEdge, Inc. has been named a 2017 Top 10 Business of the Year by the Waukesha County Business Alliance and media partner BizTimes Media LLC.
People on the Move
May 5, 2017
Milwaukee Business Journal – Mervyn Byrd has been promoted to vice president of sales and leadership development at Waukesha County Business Alliance.
Business Alliance announces county's 'Emerging Leaders'
April 25, 2017
Lake Country NOW – The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced the eight winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program.
Waukesha County Business Alliance announces Top 10 Businesses of the Year
April 18, 2017
BizTimes Media – The Waukesha County Business Alliance announced the winners of its annual Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards.
Expanding again: New Berlin companies hiring through ‘Joseph Project’ in Milwaukee
April 16, 2017
FOX6 News – The Joseph Project, a faith-based jobs program that connects people in Milwaukee’s central city with jobs in other counties, is expanding again.
Joseph Project expanding to Waukesha County
April 11, 2017
BizTimes Media – The Joseph Project, an initiative that provides job training and transportation to work for Milwaukee residents, received a donated van from several Waukesha County businesses on Monday, helping the project expand to New Berlin.
Business leaders call for I-94 corridor funding
April 8, 2017
WISN12 – Suzanne Kelley of the Waukesha County Business Alliance says businesses depend on the I-94 East –
West corridor for commerce.
On the Move: Waukesha
April 7, 2017
Waukesha NOW – The Waukesha County Business Alliance named Kathleen Schwind as the new inside sales associate.
Coalition wants state to maintain I-94 corridor funding
April 6, 2017
Waukesha Freeman – Surrounded by products made by southeastern Wisconsin companies that rely on Interstate 94 to transport their goods, members of a newly formed coalition called on Wisconsin’s administration to prioritize maintenance and improvements of the Interstate 94 East-West corridor.
Assembly Speaker Vos responds to business push for I-94 east-west reconstruction funds
April 5, 2017
Milwaukee Business Journal – Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos responded to calls for money to fund the Interstate 94 east-west reconstruction, saying the I-94 project in Racine County must not be delayed.
Business leaders: Bring back Milwaukee's I-94 east-west project
April 5, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Merging into a crowded, multi-lane debate, some of Wisconsin’s top businesses Tuesday called for restoring the I-94 east-west project, saying it was critical to the region’s economy.
Mayor talks state of Oconomowoc in meeting with business professionals
March 30, 2017
Waukesha Freeman – Oconomowoc Mayor David Nold provided a presentation and informal discussion with local business professionals Friday during an event focused on the state of Oconomowoc and its future.
How proposed state budget affects business
March 24, 2017
Lake Country NOW – Last month Governor Scott Walker introduced his proposed 2017-19 state budget bill, which is the most significant piece of legislation considered by state policy makers every two years.
Manufacturers' message on industry not yet connecting
March 16, 2017
Milwaukee Business Journal – The top issue for Milwaukee-area manufacturing firms has been and continues to be workforce and the jobs gap, and the ability to find the right people for open positions, panelists said at a recent Milwaukee Business Journal Manufacturing CEO Roundtable.
Waukesha restaurants show off favorite dishes at 'Savor the Flavor'
March 8, 2017
Milwaukee Business Journal – Fourteen Waukesha County restaurants got to show off their specialties March 4 as more than 350 area executives packed the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s “Savor the Flavor” event at The Legend of Brandybrook in Wales. Check out photos from the event in the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Julie Seegers.
Manufacturing leaders express concern over Trump’s trade, immigration policies
February 28, 2017
Milwaukee Business Journal – Manufacturing industry leaders expressed concern over President Trump’s attitude toward two key issues — trade and immigration. That’s the take from the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Manufacturing CEO Roundtable at The Pfister Hotel.
Chamber Chat: Education and career planning should go hand-in-hand
February 9, 2017
Lake Country NOW – Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is a new statewide initiative that requires middle schools and high schools to provide students with access to counseling and activities that explore possible career paths.