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Governor Evers Delivers Budget Address

February 23rd, 2021|

Gov. Evers unveiled his 2021-23 state budget last week with a budget address, which kicks off the budget process between the Governor and state legislature. Read more about Wisconsin’s state budget process hereThe proposed $91 billion budget would increase state spending by 7.3 percent the first year and two percent the second year. It would [...]

94 East West Included in Governor’s Budget

February 23rd, 2021|

One of the items included in Gov. Evers’ budget, which he rolled out last week, was inclusion of the 94 East West project. Completion of the 94 EW project has been a long-time policy priority of the Alliance. “The Alliance is encouraged by Governor Evers’ support of the I-94 East-West Corridor project. With nearly 21,000 [...]

Alliance Applauds Governor, Legislature on Resolving PPP Tax Issue

February 23rd, 2021|

Gov. Tony Evers has signed Assembly Bill 2 into law, which will protect Wisconsin businesses from paying taxes on their federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. In addition to the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s own advocacy efforts on this legislation, the Alliance participated in a coalition of nearly 50 business associations, led by Wisconsin Manufacturers [...]

Alliance Continues to Oppose PPP Tax for Wisconsin Businesses

February 16th, 2021|

The Alliance, along with groups from around the state, is opposing a nearly half-billion-dollar tax on small businesses that accepted forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that included the PPP loans, the intent was for employers to get the funds tax-free. PPP funds [...]

Recognizing Career and Technical Education Month

February 16th, 2021|

As our region continues to rebuild and recover, workforce development efforts to develop, attract and retain talent remains a top priority for the Alliance. As we celebrate Career & Technical Education (CTE) month, we want to remind members of the importance of the collaboration between education and business to fill future talent pipeline needs. The [...]

Alliance Opposes Tax on PPP for Wisconsin Businesses

February 2nd, 2021|

The Alliance, along with many business groups from around the state, is opposing a nearly half-billion-dollar tax on small businesses that accepted forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Congress has already acted to ensure businesses do not have to pay federal taxes on PPP loans, but state lawmakers must do the same to ensure small [...]

Gov Evers Proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month

February 2nd, 2021|

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Wisconsin to highlight the state’s efforts to develop students for a wide-range of careers, post-secondary education, or both. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, during the 2019-20 school year, 64 percent of high school juniors and seniors took at least one [...]

Alliance Hosts Foxconn Tour

February 1st, 2021|

The Alliance hosted a tour on Thursday for seven manufacturing member companies to visit Foxconn’s Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park Multipurpose Building. The 90-minute tour included an overview and update on current status of the campus buildout, meeting with Foxconn vice chairman Dr. Jay Lee and tour of manufacturing production in the multipurpose building. [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

January 18th, 2021|

Last week, The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released its initial recommendations for Phase 1B vaccination, which included the definition of essential personnel who will be prioritized to access the vaccine. Many businesses were surprised to see that these recommendations defined “essential worker” in a much different way than we saw this spring during [...]

Alliance Award Nominations Now Open

January 18th, 2021|

Do you know of a person or company who’s deserving of an award? We encourage you to check out all of the Alliance's award opportunities. Nominations for the following awards are now open: Emerging Leaders of Waukesha CountyWaukesha County Business of the Year (Small, Medium & Large)Waukesha County Nonprofit of the Year (Small & Large)Waukesha [...]