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Center for Growth Expands Board of Directors

April 28th, 2022|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. has added two new members to its board of directors: Jeff Hoffman, principal for Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke, and Dan Habeck, attorney for Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes, LLP. As co-chair of the industrial real estate practice for Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke, Hoffman has advised in more [...]

Over 100 Students Participate in Mini Business World

March 17th, 2022|

Last week, over 100 students from six Waukesha County school districts participated in Mini Business World at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). The one-day event teaches students about economic and financial literacy, while stressing the importance of free-market enterprise and entrepreneurship. Students were put into groups with others from different schools and tasked with creating their own [...]

WCCG Presents to UWM Students

March 15th, 2022|

Last week, Vice President of Talent Development Robyn Ludtke presented to UWM students about the foundations of economic development. Robyn shared the value of economic development to supporting a thriving economy where business and citizens want to live, work and play. In addition, Robyn challenged the students to participate in a robust discussion around why [...]

Center for Growth Unveils 2022-2024 Business Growth Strategy

February 21st, 2022|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth has refreshed and enhanced its Business Growth Strategy, which will position the County for future growth and success. The purpose of the plan is to provide a roadmap and structure for initiatives necessary to foster sustainable economic vitality. For the third edition, the 2022-2024 Business Growth Strategy refreshed the [...]

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 [...]