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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 [...]

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 workforce roundtable

July 20th, 2021|

The Alliance hosted more than 25 CEOs for a roundtable discussion with state leaders yesterday on the critical topic of workforce and hiring. Waukesha County business leaders were joined by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary Missy Hughes, Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Amy [...]

WCTC Hosts Alliance Manufacturing Members

April 16th, 2021|

This week, Waukesha County Technical College hosted tours of its Integrated Manufacturing Center for Alliance manufacturing members. The tours provided an opportunity to strengthen the partnership between manufacturers and WCTC, further supporting the pipeline of talent in Waukesha County. To learn more about WCTC's manufacturing programs and training, click here.

Alliance Members Among Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards Honorees

April 5th, 2021|

The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) awards program is continuing the tradition of celebrating manufacturers’ accomplishments, even if it looks a little different this year. In a traditional year, the MOTY Awards would be announced at an evening reception to recognize the impact manufacturing has on Wisconsin and a chance to showcase excellence in [...]

Export Trade: Will It Continue in the Biden Administration?

March 3rd, 2021|

By Roxanne Baumann, Director Global Engagement, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions International trade goes back 1,000 of years because no country has enough raw materials or goods to be self-sufficient.  Historically, export trade is a huge lift for economic growth; raising incomes, creating jobs, reducing prices, sparking innovation, extending product life cycles, and increasing workers' earning power. [...]

Alliance Hosts Foxconn Tour

February 1st, 2021|

The Alliance hosted a tour on Thursday for seven manufacturing member companies to visit Foxconn’s Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park Multipurpose Building. The 90-minute tour included an overview and update on current status of the campus buildout, meeting with Foxconn vice chairman Dr. Jay Lee and tour of manufacturing production in the multipurpose building. [...]

WMEP: Insights from the Fourth COVID/Economic Crisis Manufacturer Pulse Survey

December 3rd, 2020|

Wisconsin manufacturers remain on a path of improvement although the pace of recovery appears to be slowing, the latest COVID/Economic Crisis Manufacturer Pulse Survey conducted by WMEP Manufacturing Solutions shows. WMEP has released the results of its fourth survey of Wisconsin manufacturers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The survey’s aim is [...]

Sikich: 2020 Manufacturing & Distribution Report

November 20th, 2020|

While businesses have faced volatility and uncertainty in recent years, the speed and scale of change increased dramatically in early 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sikich conducted its 2020 Manufacturing and Distribution Survey in early March, as the virus began to significantly impact American society and business. Although the pandemic has fundamentally transformed the business [...]