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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.

Supporting expungement reform

September 19th, 2019|

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 [...]

Alliance supports reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

September 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-21 Wisconsin state budget passes

July 16th, 2019|

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 [...]