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Waukesha County: Preparing for Foxconn

October 30th, 2017|

Foxconn has announced Mount Pleasant as the site for its new $10 billion manufacturing plant. The Waukesha County Center for Growth and the Waukesha County Business Alliance have been supportive of the project since the beginning, and we have been working hard to make sure that Waukesha County is poised to take advantage of the many opportunities Foxconn has to offer.

Annual survey results reveal trends for business in Waukesha County

October 9th, 2017|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development board gathered results from a survey that reveals trends for business in Waukesha County. These organizations partnered to distribute a similar survey in 2015 to guide an economic development plan that ultimately ended in the creation of the Waukesha County Center for Growth.

Get Inspired

September 19th, 2017|

This article originally appeared in BizTimes Media's Guide to Stuff. What do you want to do when you’re finished with high school? Become a doctor, a lawyer or a police officer? What about a computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) machinist, a construction manager or a diagnostic medical sonographer? What do you think of those careers? Have you heard of them?

September is Chamber of Commerce Month

September 5th, 2017|

Governor Scott Walker and Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow proclaimed September to be Chamber of Commerce month. The Waukesha County Business Alliance is the county-wide chamber of commerce for Waukesha County, with nearly 1,200 members representing more than 75,000 employees. We work to empower all our member businesses to succeed because we believe that all types of businesses, big or small, are important to the growth of Waukesha County.

Welcome to our new board members!

August 10th, 2017|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced five new additions to its board of directors: Neal Glaeser, president of Denali Ingredients; Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, president of Carroll University; Wendy Harris, general manager of customer education and training for GE Healthcare; Kim Hastings, president of CJ & Associates, Inc.; and Charles (Chuck) Palmer, managing partner of Michael Best’s Waukesha office. The Alliance’s 2017-2018 board chair is Tom Fotsch, chief operating officer for EmbedTek LLC.

The Alliance is tackling the workforce development problem

August 4th, 2017|

Robyn Ludtke, talent and education manager for the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth, recently participated in the first of three classes facilitated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Pipeline Management Academy in Washington D.C. The Academy cohort included participants from chambers of commerce and economic development organizations from around the country.