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94 EW: WisDOT accepting comments through June 30; additional public meetings scheduled

June 16th, 2022|

The Alliance has long supported completion of the I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street through modernization and expansion of the corridor. Last year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced it was proceeding with a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) using recent data and additional public input. The department continues to analyze [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Waukesha County Business Survey Shows Increased Optimism for Growth

November 2nd, 2021|

For the last several years, the Waukesha County Business Survey has been conducted in cooperation with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board and Waukesha County. The data from this year's survey was obtained by surveying Waukesha County employers from July 2021 through August 2021. Respondents included [...]

Alliance Hosts WisDOT Secretary Thompson

October 5th, 2021|

The Alliance’s Infrastructure Policy Committee hosted Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson this morning for a discussion on infrastructure priorities. Secretary Thompson provided an update on transportation projects and priorities from around the state, including the I-94 East-West project, which has long been a priority of the Alliance. The 94 EW corridor runs for 3.5 miles between 16th and [...]

Great Water Alliance Project Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony in Waukesha

August 31st, 2021|

The Alliance was proud to celebrate the final step in the process to bring clean drinking water to residents and businesses in the City of Waukesha at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Great Water Alliance Project. The Great Water Alliance Project has been a long-term priority for the business community as well as the Alliance's [...]

DNR Issues Waukesha Diversion Approval, Implementing Great Lakes Compact Council Decision

July 1st, 2021|

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that it issued the state diversion approval to the City of Waukesha. This approval is the final step in the review process for the City of Waukesha’s application to divert Lake Michigan water for public water supply to the City of Waukesha, and return treated wastewater [...]

Alliance Continues Advocacy Efforts on 94 East-West

April 5th, 2021|

Last week, the Alliance joined a coalition of 25+ organizations urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to support the timely reevaluation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the reinstatement of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the I-94 East-West reconstruction and expansion project. In addition, the Alliance provided public comments in support of the [...]

I-94 East-West: WisDOT Public Involvement Meeting

March 15th, 2021|

WisDOT is holding a virtual public involvement meeting for the I-94 East-West Corridor project tonight, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. Completion of the I-94 East-West project has been a longtime policy priority of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. The Alliance will submit comments in support of this project and we encourage you to do the [...]