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Aligning local, state and federal priorities to help targeted populations re-enter the workforce

January 15th, 2020|

One of the Alliance’s top workforce development policy priorities in 2020 is supporting programs that assist targeted populations to enter or re-enter the workforce. Earlier this week, the Alliance was proud to attend a special program of the Joseph Project, which included a roundtable discussion led by Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Trump, U.S. Senator Ron [...]

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 [...]

Alliance Finalizes 2020 Policy Agenda

January 7th, 2020|

The Alliance provides a clear and persuasive voice for the business community and advocates for business-friendly legislation at local, state, and federal levels. Here are our 2020 areas of focus: Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. An Alliance survey found that 84 percent of Waukesha County [...]

2019 Business & Education Partnerships Recap

January 6th, 2020|

As we reflect on 2019, we are proud to report that our business and education partnerships are stronger than ever. This past year was filled with numerous opportunities to develop our future workforce by connecting businesses and educational institutions. The following is just a portion of the work completed in 2019. Thank you to all [...]

The Alliance names Robyn Ludtke Vice President of Talent Development

January 6th, 2020|

Robyn Ludtke, Vice President, Talent Development The Alliance is proud to announce the promotion of Robyn Ludtke to Vice President of Talent Development. Ludtke’s expanded role reflects her excellent work leading our workforce development strategy – a true best practice for our region and state. While continuing to be the conduit between businesses and education [...]

Joseph Project looking for additional manufacturing company partners

December 19th, 2019|

For several years, Alliance manufacturing companies have partnered with the Joseph Project, a career placement program endorsed by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, in partnership with a team of local advocates dedicated to promoting empowerment in the City of Milwaukee. The program, run through Greater Praise Church of God in Christ on Milwaukee's north side, provides [...]

Sikich Announced as Founding Partner of the Construction Alliance

December 13th, 2019|

Created as a platform for construction and skilled trades companies to share ideas, encourage innovation and target new talent, the Construction Alliance is proud to announce Sikich LLP as a founding partner. As experts in the construction industry, Sikich provides the tools and insight needed to help protect businesses especially during times of economic change. [...]

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 [...]

Alliance supports worker safety and energy security bill signed by Governor Evers

November 21st, 2019|

The Alliance has worked with a broad coalition to support Assembly Bill 426 (Worker Safety and Energy Security Act), which passed the Senate and the Assembly and was signed by Governor Evers on November 20, 2019.   In recent years, critical infrastructure worksites in the Midwest have seen millions of dollars of construction equipment set [...]

Schools2Skills™ takes students through the doors of health care facilities

November 18th, 2019|

In just one week, the Alliance's Schools2Skills™ tours took students through the doors of two health care facilities in Waukesha County. Nearly 50 middle school students had the opportunity to visit either Oak Hill Terrace or Community Memorial Hospital. Schools2Skills™ tours give students an inside look at the world of health care, exposing them to [...]