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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 [...]

Center for Growth Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

May 28th, 2020|

In May of 2016, Waukesha County, the Waukesha County Business Alliance, the City of Waukesha and the University of Wisconsin-Small Business Development Center (SBDC) signed a partnership agreement to create the Waukesha County Center for Growth. The agreement set into motion the Business Growth Strategy developed by a task force convened by County Executive Paul [...]

National Economic Development Week 2020

May 1st, 2020|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth joins cities nationwide to increase awareness of the positive work economic developers do to enhance local economic impact. The Center for Growth is proud to recognize this year’s Economic Development Week. In its fifth year, National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council, the largest [...]

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs

March 19th, 2020|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth is working with our partners in economic development and local, state and federal government to stay current on the programs that are being approved and implemented to assist businesses as we move toward recovery. We want to provide information about the financial assistance programs that are being developed in [...]

Center for Growth provides busing for Kids Building Wisconsin – Waukesha

March 2nd, 2020|

The Center for Growth received $3,450 in donations from various companies in order to support buses for the annual Kids Building Wisconsin - Waukesha Expo. We were proud to supply buses for 21 middle schools attending the event. School districts were given the opportunity to apply for a bus reimbursement through the Center for Growth [...]

Milwaukee Tool Expanding Wisconsin Footprint

December 18th, 2019|

Gov. Tony Evers, together with senior leaders of Milwaukee Tool, local government officials, and regional economic development officials, today announced that the company will be expanding its footprint in southeastern Wisconsin with a new campus in Menomonee Falls.

Waukesha County’s GROW fund to start lending soon

December 2nd, 2019|

Published by the Waukesha Freeman. View the full article here. WAUKESHA — A $2-million, revolving-loan fund aimed at helping Waukesha County businesses should be ready to start processing applications by the end of the year. Dubbed the Generating Resources in Waukesha County or GROW Fund, the account was first established this spring by the Waukesha [...]

Mukwonago Economic Development Summit

August 14th, 2019|

The Village of Mukwonago held its third annual Economic Development Summit on August 14th at Mukwonago High School. Several businesses and organizations had displays and participated in networking prior to the program, including the Waukesha County Center for Growth. 

Update on $2 million GROW Fund

July 30th, 2019|

The $2 million Generating Resources and Opportunity in Waukesha County (GROW) Fund was created by the Waukesha County Center for Growth this year to give businesses access to financial resources, while allowing contributing banks to meet federal lending guidelines.