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TIF legislation would stymie economic development momentum

January 17th, 2020|

Authored by: Jeff HoffmanJeff is past chair of the Waukesha County Business Alliance Policy Board and a Principal with Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke The state of Wisconsin continues to capture significant investment from global business leaders. Economic wins in the past 12 months alone include companies such as Milwaukee Electric Tool, Oshkosh Corporation and [...]

Suzanne Kelley Named Chairman of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Advisors

January 17th, 2020|

Suzanne Kelley, President/CEO, Waukesha County Business Alliance The Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE) – the state’s professional association of full and part-time executives and staff members of local chambers of commerce – announced Suzanne Kelley from the Waukesha County Business Alliance as the new Chairman of the Board of Advisors. “Chambers of Wisconsin from [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Governor Evers signs higher education credit transfer bill

November 22nd, 2019|

The Alliance is proud to announce that Governor Evers signed Assembly Bill 189 - streamlining the credit transfer between the University of Wisconsin system and Wisconsin technical colleges and universities. The Alliance’s Education Policy Committee publicly supported the bill via letters of support to legislators and committee chairs, and in-person testimony during a public hearing [...]

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 [...]