Attract

We believe there are three tenets that make up a comprehensive workforce development strategy: developing our future workforce through partnerships with educational institutions, attracting new talent to our area and retaining and skilling up our existing workforce.

We work to attract talent to our area and show why southeast Wisconsin is a great place to work, live and play.

  1. Gather data on where Waukesha County companies source talent to help inform a talent attraction strategy for the county.
  2. Support the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) campaign to attract veterans to live and work in Wisconsin.
  3. Support Waukesha County’s Neighborhoods Initiative to develop life cycle housing in the county.
  4. Promote WEDC’s “Think. Make. Happen.” campaign to market Wisconsin to residents of other states.
  5. Participate in YPWeek 2019 to showcase Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin to young professionals.
  6. Develop and promote collateral to showcase the benefits of living, working and playing in Waukesha County and our region.

Mini Business World to Take Place on November 10

In partnership with the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation and Carroll University, the Alliance is excited to once again host Mini Business World. Waukesha County high school students are invited to interact with students from other school districts and leave with a stronger understanding of what it takes to start and run a business. Students […]

2022 Waukesha County Award Winners

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced the winners for the 2022 Waukesha County Awards. The awards recognize top-performing businesses and nonprofit organizations which have a significant presence in Waukesha County and are making our community a great place to work, play and […]

2022 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the five 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. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking steps today to build a […]

Alliance Partners in FlexRide Launch

Government, business, nonprofit, and other leaders came together on March 9 to celebrate the launch of FlexRide Milwaukee. FlexRide Milwaukee is helping people who take city buses get to their jobs more easily. The Alliance’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Amanda Payne was recently interviewed by CBS58 to discuss the program along with other partners. Amanda […]

‘Connecting Counselors’ Brings Together K-12 & Higher Education Counselors

The Alliance was delighted to host Kettle Moraine High School, Catholic Memorial High School and Wisconsin Lutheran High School for Connecting Counselors last week. This program brings together K-12 school counselors and higher education individuals to connect about the many programs/areas of study available to students after high school. Specific areas highlighted at the most […]

Alliance Testifies in Support of Assembly Bill 888: Talent Attraction & Retention Initiatives Focusing on Veterans

Last week, the Alliance had the opportunity to testify in Madison in support of Assembly Bill 888, which would tackle workforce shortages and support veterans in finding jobs. The Alliance was joined by Ryan Healy, chief operations officer at Superior Crane Corporation. For several years, the Alliance has pushed for a talent attraction program for […]