Workforce Transportation & Housing

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Transportation and housing can provide significant barriers to employment for some employees. However, there are innovative solutions being put into action by many employers in our community. This group of industry leaders will provide insight into the unique solutions they have implemented to solve challenges surrounding workforce transportation and housing.

7:30 a.m. – Networking and light continental breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Program
Quad | N61 W23044 Harry’s Way | Sussex

Moderated by Tim Casey, Waukesha County Center for Growth

Transportation Panelists:

NEAL GLAESER
Denali Ingredients
Denali Ingredients has collaborated with the Joseph Project, as well as other New Berlin businesses, to provide transportation solutions for employees living in the Milwaukee area.

SAM SMITH
Capri Senior Communities
Capri Senior Communities has partnered with Uber to implement a cost-sharing transportation program for employees.

PAT HENDERSON
Quad has expanded its current ride-share program for those who lack reliable and affordable transportation.

Housing Panelists:

KURT PAULSEN
Dept. of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kurt has authored two Dane County housing needs assessments, chaired the City of Middleton Workforce Housing Committee, and has consulted for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).

MIKE WELSH
Wisconsin Economic Development Association
Mike will provide an update on current and future legislation surrounding workforce housing.