Workforce Development

Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. The Alliance is committed to developing, identifying and supporting policy solutions that strengthen our region’s talent pipeline.

2022 Policy Priorities:

  1. Drive solutions that increase workforce housing in Waukesha County.
  2. Identify and promote innovative employee retention solutions.
  3. Invest in talent attraction efforts to bring more individuals to Wisconsin.
  4. Support programs that assist targeted populations to enter or re-enter the workforce.
  5. Expand availability of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grants that drive workforce solutions.
  6. Advocate for the state’s apprenticeship program.

2022 Waukesha County Award Winners

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced the winners for the 2022 Waukesha County Awards. The awards recognize top-performing businesses and nonprofit organizations which have a significant presence in Waukesha County and are making our community a great place to work, play and […]

2022 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the five winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program. These awards celebrate young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their community. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking steps today to build a […]

Alliance Partners in FlexRide Launch

Government, business, nonprofit, and other leaders came together on March 9 to celebrate the launch of FlexRide Milwaukee. FlexRide Milwaukee is helping people who take city buses get to their jobs more easily. The Alliance’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Amanda Payne was recently interviewed by CBS58 to discuss the program along with other partners. Amanda […]

‘Connecting Counselors’ Brings Together K-12 & Higher Education Counselors

The Alliance was delighted to host Kettle Moraine High School, Catholic Memorial High School and Wisconsin Lutheran High School for Connecting Counselors last week. This program brings together K-12 school counselors and higher education individuals to connect about the many programs/areas of study available to students after high school. Specific areas highlighted at the most […]

Alliance Testifies in Support of Assembly Bill 888: Talent Attraction & Retention Initiatives Focusing on Veterans

Last week, the Alliance had the opportunity to testify in Madison in support of Assembly Bill 888, which would tackle workforce shortages and support veterans in finding jobs. The Alliance was joined by Ryan Healy, chief operations officer at Superior Crane Corporation. For several years, the Alliance has pushed for a talent attraction program for […]

Waukesha County Poised for Growth

As we kick off 2022, Waukesha County businesses are optimistic about growth. Despite the ongoing pandemic, a Waukesha County business survey from fall of 2021 reported that more than 79 percent of businesses plan to expand in the next three years. These results are on par with prior years, including 82 percent in 2019 and […]