Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. With record-low levels of unemployment in Wisconsin and an aging workforce, employers and workforce leaders recognize that criminal justice reform can improve both the labor market and life outcomes for people with criminal records. Supporting programs that assist [...]
The Alliance’s Education Policy Committee has long supported improving the transfer of credits among higher education institutions. On Thursday, September 12, the Alliance testified at the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities in support of two Assembly bills that advance these efforts: AB 189 and AB 371. Click here to watch the testimony from Robyn [...]
One of the Alliance’s 2019 policy objectives is to increase exports from Waukesha County and southeastern Wisconsin. In just the last five years, the EXIM Bank has helped nearly a dozen of our members export their products overseas. Learn more about EXIM here. Below is our letter of support. September 11, 2019 Senator Ron Johnson [...]
Our 31st Leadership Waukesha County class kicked off on Wednesday, September 4. Leadership Waukesha County is a nine-month program that focuses on development of business professionals who live or work in the greater Waukesha County area. The goal of the class is to provide the tools, processes and inspiration necessary to develop and enhance leadership skills that will [...]
Earlier this year, Governor Evers signed Wisconsin’s biennium budget, which added $393 million additional dollars to the Department of Transportation.
Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin’s Millennial Marketing Campaign To Continue, Despite Funding Change
A state-run marketing campaign aimed at getting more millennials to move to Wisconsin will continue, despite Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and state lawmakers not funding it in the state budget.
With 78 partial vetoes, Governor Evers officially passed the Wisconsin 2019-21 state budget on July 2. The $82-billion budget included important priorities for Alliance members, including investments in transportation funding and K-12 education, as well as the proposed cuts to income taxes. The approved budget included a moderate income tax decrease, property tax levy limits [...]
The Waukesha County Business Alliance has added three new members to its board of directors: Steve Cooper, president/CEO of United Heartland; Tom Dieckelman, president of Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA; and Matt Moroney, chief operating officer/general counsel for Wangard Partners, Inc.
Now that the Wisconsin legislature has sent the state budget to Governor Evers, he has six days (not including Sunday, but including the Fourth of July) to either approve the budget as-is, line-item veto portions of it or veto it entirely.
The Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth and Waukesha County announced the winners of the Small, Medium and Large Business of the Year awards at the Waukesha County Awards Gala on June 13. We also honored the winners of the Small and Large Nonprofit of the Year awards and the Waukesha County Advocate of the Year award.