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Alliance Supports Co-Sponsorship of LRB-6434

September 15th, 2020|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance is encouraging state legislators to co-sponsor LRB-6434/2 circulated by Senator Kapenga, Representative Born, and Representative Knodl on September 1, 2020. The bill would create a safe harbor for all property owners/occupants who are good actors against frivolous lawsuits alleging a plaintiff was infected with COVID-19 at a specific premises. Below [...]

Wisconsin Opportunity Zone legislation signed into law

March 12th, 2020|

On Tuesday, March 3, Governor Evers signed AB 532, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 136, to enhance the federal Opportunity Zone program in the state of Wisconsin. The Alliance joined the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) to advocate in support of the bill. Under the Opportunity Zone program, low-income community census tracts were used to determine [...]

Alliance supports Assembly Bill 532 to enhance Wisconsin Opportunity Zones

February 28th, 2020|

Legislation advances to Governor’s office for approval Assembly Bill 532, which the Alliance has supported, has passed the Assembly and Senate and advanced to Governor Evers for signature. This important legislation aims to connect Wisconsin’s most economically challenged communities with private capital that is necessary to drive economic growth and job creation. Assembly Bill 532, [...]

Alliance Hosts Transit Roundtable

February 27th, 2020|

In partnership with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), the Alliance recently hosted a Waukesha Area Transit Roundtable for employers.  At the request of Waukesha County and the City of Waukesha, SEWRPC is currently preparing a 5-year transit plan to evaluate the existing transit services, analyze changes that could be made, and make recommendations [...]

Advocating for economic development

January 30th, 2020|

Last month, the Alliance and several of our member organizations and municipal partners participated in the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) 2020 Legislative Day. The day brings together economic development professionals from around the state to advocate on important issues such as TIF, opportunity zones and workforce housing.  The day included discussion and advocacy on [...]

TIF legislation would stymie economic development momentum

January 17th, 2020|

Authored by: Jeff HoffmanJeff is past chair of the Waukesha County Business Alliance Policy Board and a Principal with Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke The state of Wisconsin continues to capture significant investment from global business leaders. Economic wins in the past 12 months alone include companies such as Milwaukee Electric Tool, Oshkosh Corporation and [...]

Your Voice is Our Voice

January 10th, 2020|

The Alliance Continues to Advocate For You As featured in the January 2020 Accelerate Magazine: Amanda PayneSenior Vice President, Public Policy, Waukesha County Business Alliance Is Waukesha County thriving? How do we continue to develop the economy, drive business, support employers and grow the county? These are the questions that members of the Alliance policy [...]

Impact of TIF investments on economic development

November 21st, 2019|

To drive economic growth and enhance the work of the Waukesha County Center for Growth, the Alliance advocates for local, state and federal policies that support economic development, foster business growth and allow Wisconsin to remain competitive with other states. The Alliance’s 2020 policy priorities include advocating for tax and regulatory measures that promote business expansion and retention and [...]

Talent Attraction: Wisconsin Gaining Population from Migration

November 18th, 2019|

Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. One of the Alliance’s 2019 Policy Agenda priorities is to support state and regional efforts to implement a talent attraction program. The state’s workforce is aging rapidly – 605,947 Wisconsin workers were 55 and older in 2015. Over the [...]

Alliance supports regional cooperation and approval of Waukesha water pumping station

September 30th, 2019|

Economic and environmental problems are not limited by geographic boundaries and solutions often take regional cooperation and provide regional benefits. We are thankful for a long history of working closely with public officials in Waukesha County communities to find those solutions.