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

February 15th, 2022|

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

January 31st, 2022|

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 [...]

Manufacturing Voices to Feature Industry Leaders

January 4th, 2022|

On Thursday, February 17, the Alliance's annual Manufacturing Voices program will bring together manufacturing business leaders to engage in dialogue about issues pertinent to manufacturing. A panel of executives will discuss workforce, attracting and retaining talent, automation, company culture, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of our region’s leading manufacturing [...]

Alliance Supports Micro-Transit Project

January 4th, 2022|

A national award-winning proposal from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is targeted at addressing two problems — one of them fairly recent and one chronic. The recent problem is the labor shortage that afflicts many businesses trying to come out of the pandemic. The chronic problem is getting unemployed workers in Milwaukee to jobs in the suburbs, particularly [...]

Alliance Welcomes Talent Development Coordinator

December 17th, 2021|

Please join the Alliance in welcoming Courtney Long as Talent Development Coordinator! In her role, Courtney will support the Alliance's business education programming to further address the workforce challenges facing our region. Courtney comes to the Alliance with a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She most recently served [...]

Alliance Presents at Eau Claire Chamber’s Workforce Solutions Summit

December 12th, 2021|

Last week, Vice President of Talent Development Robyn Ludtke presented at the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce's annual Workforce Solutions Summit. The event showcased best practices from around the state and Robyn had the opportunity to share the value of a workforce development strategy and building a talent pipeline. The Alliance is incredibly proud of [...]

I-94 East-West Public Involvement Meetings: Dec. 8 and 9

December 5th, 2021|

WisDOT is hosting Public Involvement Meetings this week regarding the I-94 East-West Freeway Corridor Study from 70th Street to 16th Street. Completion of the I-94 East-West project has been a longtime policy priority of the Alliance. The corridor is one of the most heavily traveled corridors for business, commercial and personal traffic and key to [...]

Alliance Announces Schools2Skills™ Scholarship Recipients

November 17th, 2021|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance is proud to announce that four students at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) will be the recipients of the Alliance’s Schools2Skills™ Scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year. The Schools2Skills™ Scholarship is given through the WCTC Foundation with its primary purpose to promote education related to manufacturing jobs. The scholarship specifically recognizes WCTC [...]

Alliance Co-Signs Letter Calling on Gov. Evers to Launch Talent Attraction Campaign

November 2nd, 2021|

Along with more a dozen chambers from around the state, the Alliance co-signed a letter urging Gov. Evers to launch a talent attraction campaign aimed at addressing Wisconsin’s workforce shortage. The letter calls on the governor to utilize $3 million in funds from the Wisconsin State Budget and additional money from the American Rescue Plan [...]

Alliance Continues to Strengthen Statewide Talent Partnerships

November 2nd, 2021|

The Alliance continues to collaborate with counties across the state to strengthen talent partnerships. Most recently, Vice President of Talent Development Robyn Ludtke represented the Milwaukee 7 region at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Career Readiness event. In addition, Robyn presented at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association's (WEDA) annual Workforce and Economic Development Conference [...]