At least two of our Waukesha County districts were awarded DWD Fast Forward grants to expand their manufacturing programs, through the Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment Grant. Announcements just came out, so we’ll let you know if we hear of other local districts who were awarded grants. This is great news for Waukesha County and [...]
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Waukesha testing pipes and water quality in advance of switching to Lake Michigan supply
The City of Waukesha does not want to become like Flint, Michigan — known for lead poisoning caused by drinking tap water — after it switches to a new water supply.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Wisconsin receives extra $91 million in federal road aid as officials struggle with plan
Wisconsin is getting nearly $91 million in extra road money through a federal program — far more than it typically receives — at a time when highway funding has become a top issue in Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election bid.
Our 30th Leadership Waukesha County class kicked off on Wednesday, August 22. Leadership Waukesha County is a nine-month program that focuses on development of business professionals who live or work in the greater Waukesha County area. The goal of the class is to provide the tools, processes and inspiration necessary to develop and enhance leadership skills [...]
The goal of Academic & Career Planning (ACP) is to prepare students and their families to make more informed choices about college and career pathways after high school, beginning in sixth grade. Partnerships between businesses and educational institutions are a great way to create valuable experiences for students.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is hosting a public involvement meeting to discuss the upcoming construction of the final phase of the West Waukesha Bypass project.
Congratulations to Jim Walden, attorney for Walden & Schuster, on being named the 2018 Don Richards Leadership Award winner.
Milwaukee Business Journal – As tariffs drive up prices, Waukesha drops steel pipes for Lake Michigan water project
Dan Duchniak, who in about a year will bid contracts to buy 35 to 40 miles of pipe for Waukesha’s new Lake Michigan water supply, is seeing steel pipe suppliers hike their prices by more than 25 percent in response to federal tariffs. Click here to read how Duchniak is changing course to eliminate steel [...]
The second round of information sessions for Foxconn construction work will take place at the end of July and early August. These information sessions are a way to connect construction-related businesses and workers in all regions of the state with the tools they need to get connected with the Foxconn project.
While the Alliance has not taken a formal position on tariffs, we are working to connect business to their legislators and others when they have feedback to share. Below is a message from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Tom Donohue, regarding this federal issue. The U.S. Chamber is collecting information from businesses that [...]