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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 [...]

2021 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County

July 6th, 2021|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the five winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program. These awards celebrate young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their community. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking steps today to build a [...]

2021 Waukesha County Award Winners

July 6th, 2021|

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced the winners for the 2021 Waukesha County Awards. The awards recognize top-performing businesses and nonprofit organizations who have a significant presence in Waukesha County and are making our community a great place to work, play and [...]

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 Joins 50 Chambers in Calling For End of $300 Federal Unemployment Benefit

May 18th, 2021|

The Alliance joined 50 chambers of commerce from across the state – including Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber – in sending a letter to Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers urging them to end federal pandemic related unemployment benefit programs that are contributing to Wisconsin’s workforce shortage, and instead use American Rescue Plan funds [...]

Alliance Supports Senate Bill 78 ‘Pathways to Employment’ Through Expungement

May 18th, 2021|

Just as before the pandemic, our employers need employees. Reforming our expungement system is one tool to help get unemployed and underemployed talent off the sidelines and into the workforce. We simply cannot adequately fuel Wisconsin’s booming economy for the long term if we do not address the state’s labor shortage. Expungement provides non-violent offenders [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Alliance Hosts Superintendent / President Roundtables

March 17th, 2021|

School District of Waukesha Superintendent Jim Sebert WCTC President Rich Barnhouse Over the last month, the Alliance has hosted superintendent / president roundtables for business leaders to hear from Waukesha County Technical College President Rich Barnhouse and School District of Waukesha Superintendent Jim Sebert. The Alliance welcomes future opportunities to connect the business community with [...]