​Center for Growth in the Media

Check out how the Center for Growth is involved in local efforts that are covered in the media.


Finalists and winners for 2018 Waukesha County Awards announced

April 5, 2018

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced finalists and some winners for the 2018 Waukesha County Awards. According to a press release, 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 live.

350 new jobs: Milwaukee Tool announces proposed expansion of Brookfield product center

January 30, 2018

Milwaukee Tool announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30 a proposed expansion at its global product center in Brookfield.

Milwaukee Tool says expansion would create 350 jobs with average salary of $75,000

January 27, 2018

Milwaukee Tool Co., based in Brookfield, says it’s planning an expansion that will create 350 jobs with an average annual salary of $75,000.

Farrow on GE: ‘Our goal is keep them’

January 18, 2018

As investors speculate whether General Electric’s financial woes will lead to a wholesale breakup of the company, local leaders are working to ensure that whatever future awaits the corporate titan includes Waukesha County. County Executive Paul Farrow said Wednesday that his office is working with the Waukesha County Center for Growth on the issue, and has also reached out to company officials.

Waukesha County business groups coordinate workforce strategy

December 18, 2017

Waukesha County’s business coalitions have launched a comprehensive workforce development strategy as the county heads into a pivotal 2018 year for the region’s businesses.

UW-Extension: Waukesha

December 1, 2017

In more than a dozen locations, Small Business Development Centers work closely with local and regional economic development organizations to help businesses throughout Wisconsin start, manage and grow. (page 20)

Kentucky-based Span Tech opening sales and service center in Waukesha

November 7, 2017

Kentucky-based Span Tech LLC, a global manufacturer of custom-built plastic chain conveyor systems, has chosen Waukesha as the site of its first expansion outside of Kentucky.

Making a pitch: Possible locations for Amazon’s HQ2 site

November 7, 2017

With more than 230 communities vying for Amazon’s second headquarters, it is hard to stand out. But Southeast Wisconsin is working together to show its a perfect fit.

Span Tech Opening New Facility In Waukesha

November 7, 2017

Span Tech LLC, a Kentucky-based plastic conveyor belt manufacturer, is planning to open a new sales and service center in Waukesha.

Two Milwaukee sites among locations pitched for Amazon HQ2

November 6, 2017

Cities like Chicago have trumpeted the full list of locations they pitched to Amazon.com Inc. for its second headquarters, while Milwaukee-area officials stuck to a more conservative approach and said nothing publicly.

Kentucky manufacturer opening Waukesha facility

November 6, 2017

Kentucky-based plastic conveyor manufacturer Span Tech LLC is opening a new sales and service center at 1201 Dolphin Court in Waukesha.

Foxconn to impact more than Racine County

October 27, 2017

The Waukesha County Center for Growth and the Waukesha County Business Alliance have been supportive of the Foxconn project since the beginning and we have been working hard to ensure Waukesha County is poised to take advantage of the many opportunities Foxconn has to offer.

Attracting Amazon HQ2

October 20, 2017

After hitting the bullseye with the deal for Foxconn’s $10 billion manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin officials are again taking aim — this time at Amazon and its plans to construct a second headquarters.

MADE Career Pathways Expo

October 18, 2017

Almost 1,000 high school students attended the MADE Career Pathways Expo hosted by Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Technical College, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Aries Industries, and Dedicated Computing.

Waukesha business survey shows modest growth, skill and retention issues

October 18, 2017

A recent survey revealed that while businesses in Waukesha County are trending toward growth, employers still have serious hiring concerns surrounding skills and retention.

Survey: 76% of county businesses plan to expand

October 11, 2017

Waukesha County businesses intend to grow during the next three years through increasing their staff, moving to a larger facility, via acquisitions or by growing their revenue, among other reasons, according to a survey.

Menomonee Falls plan commission favors ‘conservancy’ subdivision

October 9, 2017

More than 70 acres on Flint Drive, owned by the village for 15 years, has sat vacant. But it might not be for much longer.

SDNB Releases 2017-2020 Strategic Priorities, Expands Metrics

October 5, 2017

Information provided to the School District of New Berlin’s Board of Education on Sept. 11 will help guide the work of the district in the years to come.

New hires, promotions at Wisconsin companies

September 28, 2017

The Waukesha County Center for Growth hired Scott Alderton as a business consultant.

Proposed Waukesha County budget would decrease tax rate by 2%

September 28, 2017

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has introduced his 2018 executive budget to the Waukesha County Board.

A silver anniversary celebration

September 8, 2017

Any way you slice it, this is a year of milestones for Exhibit Systems, an evolving company on Brookfield’s far east side that specializes in manufacturing trade show materials.

Milwaukee Biz Blog: Foxconn’s impact will benefit Waukesha County

August 7, 2017

The waiting was worth it—Foxconn has announced it will have a fully-functional manufacturing plant in Wisconsin as soon as 2020. So what does that mean for Waukesha County and the rest of the region?

Foxconn deal could change Waukesha County companies 'overnight'

August 7, 2017

As word of an upcoming 20 million-square foot Foxconn liquid crystal display factory sinks in for Wisconsinites, manufacturers and supply chain managers in Waukesha County are hoping to land lucrative partnerships with the Taiwan-based technology company in the future.

Survey: 76% of county businesses plan to expand

October 11, 2017

Waukesha County businesses intend to grow during the next three years through increasing their staff, moving to a larger facility, via acquisitions or by growing their revenue, among other reasons, according to a survey.

Waukesha business survey shows modest growth, skill and retention issues

October 16, 2017

A recent survey revealed that while businesses in Waukesha County are trending toward growth, employers still have serious hiring concerns surrounding skills and retention.

MADE Career Pathways Expo

October 18, 2017

Almost 1,000 high school students attended the MADE Career Pathways Expo hosted by Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Technical College, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Aries Industries, and Dedicated Computing.