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Governor Tony Evers unveils first state budget

March 4th, 2019|

Governor Tony Evers unveiled his first state budget last Thursday.  The Alliance’s policy committees and staff are examining the $83-billion state budget to identify issues significantly impacting our member businesses and outlined in the Alliance’s 2019 Policy Agenda. These include policy solutions that address the workforce shortage, foster strong business-education partnerships, help modernize our state’s critical infrastructure, drive economic development and promote government efficiencies. 

Alliance meets with leaders in D.C. on trade, tariffs and other international issues

March 4th, 2019|

Alliance staff joined a group of 30 business and chamber leaders from around the state for the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce D.C. Fly-In on Feb. 12 and 13. The focus of this year’s trip was on international issues, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), trade and tariffs, international aid and immigration. The two-day fly-in included [...]

Congratulations to the 2019 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County

February 20th, 2019|

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the eight 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. The Alliance received many nominations for the awards, and [...]

Attracting veterans to Wisconsin

February 8th, 2019|

By: Steve Janke, Statewide Veterans Field Representative, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs The Alliance met with Steve Janke in 2018 and looks forward to partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations on efforts to employ veterans.   On August 24, 2018, Wisconsin launched a national campaign to encourage transitioning military personnel and [...]

Legislative Update

February 4th, 2019|

The legislature officially kicked off in January with several new Waukesha County legislators as well as a new “divided government” between the Governor’s office and state Senate and Assembly. Read more about legislative leaders’ priorities. To learn more about state and federal policies and politics, register for the Alliance’s State and Federal Policy Briefing on [...]

Milwaukee Biz Blog: Will 2019 deliver ‘dark store’ solutions?

February 4th, 2019|

Jeff Hoffman is a principal at Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke and a public member of the Legislative Study committee on Property Tax Assessment Practices. He is also on the Alliance's policy board, infrastructure committee and board of directors. This blog originally ran in BizTimes Milwaukee. Click here to read it on BizTimes.com. Milwaukee Biz Blog: [...]

Transportation Funding

February 4th, 2019|

The Alliance’s Infrastructure Policy Committee will meet with DOT Secretary Craig Thompson on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to discussion transportation funding and priorities. Two of the Alliance’s 2019 policy priorities include advocating for statewide, sustainable, long-term transportation funding solutions and advocating for completion of the I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street.