Infrastructure & Environment

Waukesha County’s economic vitality depends on modern, safe and efficient infrastructure networks, from our transportation systems, to technology, to our water supply. In particular, we recognize the need for a sustainable funding solution to meet the critical transportation infrastructure needs of our state. The effective flow of goods, services and people is fundamental to business growth and a vibrant economy.

2021 Policy Priorities:

  1. Advocate for statewide, sustainable, dedicated long-term transportation funding solutions.
  2. Advocate for completion of the I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street.
  3. Support cost-effective, efficient, flexible public and private transportation options to connect employees with jobs in Waukesha County.
  4. Support the evaluation of intermodal facilities for Wisconsin that could enhance freight rail service for Wisconsin shippers.
  5. Support public private partnerships to advance emerging technologies through the use of existing infrastructure or deployment of new infrastructure.
  6. Support the City of Waukesha in the implementation of borrowing and returning water from Lake Michigan.

Waukesha County Business Survey Shows Increased Optimism for Growth

For the last several years, the Waukesha County Business Survey has been conducted in cooperation with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board and Waukesha County. The data from this year’s survey was obtained by surveying Waukesha County employers from July 2021 through August 2021. Respondents included […]

Alliance Hosts WisDOT Secretary Thompson

The Alliance’s Infrastructure Policy Committee hosted Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson this morning for a discussion on infrastructure priorities. Secretary Thompson provided an update on transportation projects and priorities from around the state, including the I-94 East-West project, which has long been a priority of the Alliance. The 94 EW corridor runs for 3.5 miles between 16th and […]

Great Water Alliance Project Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony in Waukesha

The Alliance was proud to celebrate the final step in the process to bring clean drinking water to residents and businesses in the City of Waukesha at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Great Water Alliance Project. The Great Water Alliance Project has been a long-term priority for the business community as well as the Alliance’s […]

DNR Issues Waukesha Diversion Approval, Implementing Great Lakes Compact Council Decision

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that it issued the state diversion approval to the City of Waukesha. This approval is the final step in the review process for the City of Waukesha’s application to divert Lake Michigan water for public water supply to the City of Waukesha, and return treated wastewater […]

Alliance Continues Advocacy Efforts on 94 East-West

Last week, the Alliance joined a coalition of 25+ organizations urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the timely reevaluation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the reinstatement of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the I-94 East-West reconstruction and expansion project. In addition, the Alliance provided public comments in support of the […]

I-94 East-West: WisDOT Public Involvement Meeting

WisDOT is holding a virtual public involvement meeting for the I-94 East-West Corridor project tonight, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. Completion of the I-94 East-West project has been a longtime policy priority of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. The Alliance will submit comments in support of this project and we encourage you to do the […]

Infrastructure Committee

Andy Kowske

HNTB Corporation

Stan Sugden

Vice Chair
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc

Jeff Bauer

Jacobs Engineering

Jennifer B. Zierer

We Energies

John Burgan


Joshua Davenport

KPRG & Associates Inc.

Tom Dieckelman

Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA

Margaret Farrow

Community Leader

Tom Fotsch

EmbedTek LLC

Don Gallo

Axley Brynelson, LLP

Troy Giles

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Mark Gorski

Judson & Associates S.C.

Mike Gryczka

National Exchange Bank & Trust

Pat Hawley


Jeff Hoffman

Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke

Tom Kissinger

The Marcus Corporation

Sean Leppert

Interstate Sealant & Concrete, Inc

Susan Marshall

Backbone Institute, LLC

John McGinnis

ProHealth Care Foundation

Andrew Narr

Tri City National Bank

Brian Nemoir

Full Impact Communications LLC

Mike Payant

Ayres Associates

Mike Payne

R&R Insurance Services, Inc.

Joe Pieper

Westbury Bank

Mike Pjevach

Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA

Bill Schilling


Tom Schreibel

Michael Best

Cheryl Sment

Interstate Sealant & Concrete, Inc.

Richard Smith


Pat Stevens

Axley Brynelson, LLP

Tim Stewart

DeWitt LLP

Fred Stier

Stier Construction, Inc.

Todd Taves

Ehlers & Associates Inc

Tim Walker