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Center for Growth Announces $4.5 Million Commitment to GROW Fund by Waukesha County

December 21st, 2022|

The Center for Growth is proud to officially announce a $4.5 million commitment by Waukesha County to the GROW Fund. The GROW Fund was created to provide access to financial resources to enable business expansion and attraction.   “This unprecedented strategic investment in the GROW Fund demonstrates our clear commitment to job creation and to growing [...]

Apple Ridge Academy

October 26th, 2022|

Tammy Imme opened Apple Ridge Academy in 2010 and has overcome many growth obstacles while keeping true to the school’s mission. THE SCHOOL Apple Ridge Academy (ARA) is committed to creating a warm, home-like atmosphere, with educational components that provide children and families with an amazing early learning experience. The owner avoids the “institutional” feel, instead [...]

Center for Growth Announces New Executive Director

May 27th, 2022|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth is proud to announce Nicole Ryf as the new Executive Director.  Nicole has extensive experience in business attraction, expansion and project financing in multiple states including both public and private organizations. Most recently, she has served as chief strategy officer with the Hampton Roads Alliance in Norfolk, Virginia, providing strategic [...]

Milwaukee Tool Announces Expansion in Menomonee Falls

May 13th, 2022|

On May 12, the Center for Growth, Business Alliance, Milwaukee7, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Waukesha County and the Village of Menomonee Falls joined Milwaukee Tool for its announcement to invest $206 million and create 1,000 new jobs in Wisconsin. The investment will provide expansion to research and development facilities and support infrastructure equipment needs at [...]

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's 2022-2024 Business Growth Strategy positions 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 strategic outcomes after a thorough analysis [...]

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 [...]