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.

Generac Hosts Careers Uncovered for Educators from Across Waukesha County

Educators from around Waukesha County came together for the Alliance’s Careers Uncovered program hosted by Generac on Monday, January 23. Educators had the opportunity to hear from leaders representing marketing, finance, industrial design, engineering, sales, logistics, and manufacturing to better understand how each department supports a product of Generac. Through one-on-one conversations, business leaders and […]

High School Students Attend Mini Business World at Carroll University

Last week, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) Foundation hosted Mini Business World at Carroll University. The goal of the program is to provide students with a stronger understanding of what it takes to start a business, the power of the free enterprise system, and ultimately leave with a […]

Experience the Trades Exposes Students to Careers in Manufacturing & Construction

With manufacturing and construction being driver industries in Waukesha County, the Alliance was proud to ignite students’ passion for the trades through an interactive and engaging expo. Experience the Trades provided nearly 1,500 middle and high school students the opportunity to meet 38 local manufacturing and construction employers. Students got to ‘try on’ the trades […]

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 […]