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Center for Growth Presents at WEDA’s Economic Development Conference

November 19th, 2021|

Vice President of Talent Development Robyn Ludtke recently presented at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association's (WEDA) annual Workforce and Economic Development Conference in Appleton. Along with colleagues from around the state, Robyn discussed the concept of A Collective Impact: Building Talent Beyond Your Borders. The presentation included insight from New North, the Racine County Economic [...]

Economic Development Roundtables Provide Insight and Education to Municipal Partners

October 19th, 2021|

The Center for Growth was excited to host Aaron Farmer, president of The Retail Coach, for this quarter's Economic Development Roundtable. Aaron shared the latest trends and community retail strategies with WCCG's participating municipal partners. According to Aaron, "the retail industry vaulted forward 10 years within a matter of 90 days during the pandemic." The [...]

Center for Growth Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

June 9th, 2021|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth is proud to celebrate five years of supporting economic development in Waukesha County!  Since the Center for Growth’s inception in 2016, the organization’s impact has been substantial. To date, the Center for Growth has worked with 90 businesses on expansions or new facilities in the county which have committed [...]

Center for Growth Presents at Annual Meeting

March 30th, 2021|

Executive Director Judie Taylor had the opportunity to present on behalf of the Waukesha County Center for Growth at the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting. Judie's background in business leadership, sales, marketing, finance, and operations provided an exceptional platform to highlight how communities can support businesses and economic recovery as we come out [...]

Center for Growth Welcomes New WCTC President

March 10th, 2021|

Last month, the Center for Growth joined CEOs from Bruno Independent Living, Dedicated Computing, Generac, Husco International, MetalTek, Quad and the Waukesha County Business Alliance in welcoming Waukesha County Technical College’s new president, Dr. Richard Barnhouse, to the community. The group held a robust discussion around the talent needs of area employers and the critical role WCTC [...]

Center for Growth Expands Board of Directors

February 15th, 2021|

Bon WikenheiserUW System for Business & Entrepreneurship The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. has added a new member to its board of directors: Bon Wikenheiser, associate director for the UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship and state director for the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. Wikenheiser’s areas of expertise include designing [...]

Welcome to the City of Delafield and the Village of Elm Grove

February 2nd, 2021|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth is proud to welcome the City of Delafield and the Village of Elm Grove as municipal partners! Both Delafield and Elm Grove share the Center for Growth's vision of creating a vibrant economy where businesses and citizens thrive. We look forward to the ongoing partnership and support of economic [...]

Center for Growth Participates in Foxconn Tour

February 2nd, 2021|

Last week, Judie Taylor had the opportunity 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. To date, Foxconn has invested [...]

Center for Growth Announces New Executive Director

January 4th, 2021|

Judie Taylor, Executive Director of Economic Development The Waukesha County Center for Growth is excited to announce Judie Taylor as Executive Director of Economic Development. Taylor has served as interim director since last November. "Judie shares our passion for Waukesha County’s business community and has already proven to be a valuable asset to the Center [...]

Center for Growth Names Interim Director

November 1st, 2020|

Judie TaylorInterim Director of Economic Development The Waukesha County Center for Growth is pleased to announce Interim Director of Economic Development, Judie Taylor. With more than 28 years of business leadership experience, Taylor has extensive knowledge of management, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, operations and customer service. Taylor currently serves as chairman of the Utility [...]