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Measuring students’ preparedness after high school

January 22nd, 2019|

Currently, the state of Wisconsin has a tool that measures how prepared high school students are to attend college. The tool measures standardized test scores and more. However, those indicators aren’t necessarily representative of all the skills a high school student may need to be successful after high school graduation.

Taco Amigo

January 22nd, 2019|

Once Joe made his decision to purchase Taco Amigo, the Waukesha County Center for Growth helped him realize his dream.

We all scream for ice cream

January 22nd, 2019|

Denali completed a major addition to its plant on Calhoun Road in New Berlin in 2017, but soon needed additional capacity. The Waukesha County Center for Growth met with Denali to assist in identifying potential sites and facilities.

Explosive growth in Brookfield

January 22nd, 2019|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth worked with the City of Brookfield, Milwaukee 7, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and other partners on a package of assistance for Milwaukee Tool for a new three-story facility focused heavily on research and development.

Land of the Free

January 22nd, 2019|

Mark and Ann Meyer, Pewaukee natives, established Dawn’s Early Light Flags LLC in Bellevue, Washington in 2010. Dawn’s Early Light manufactures United States flags for the federal government, including military branches and the Department of Homeland Security. With costs rising in Washington, they decided to move a portion of the operations back home to Pewaukee.

From vacant to vibrant

January 21st, 2019|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth worked with the City of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and other partners to assist OFP Ingredients in acquiring a vacant plant in Oconomowoc. 

Pool time with a purpose for dogs

December 27th, 2018|

In search of better work/life balance, Becky Pease moved from a successful but stressful corporate accounting career to pursue an opportunity involving her love of animals: she bought a franchise called Central Bark Doggy Daycare. While operating the business, she realized the animals’ need for an indoor pool.

Walden joins Center for Growth board

November 15th, 2018|

Jim Walden has joined the Waukesha County Center for Growth's board of directors as the organization's legal counsel. He has been practicing business, health care and real estate law for over 30 years. Jim currently serves as the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s legal counsel and has done so for the last 20 years. Jim has [...]

Leveraging the TechHire program to meet your tech talent needs

October 11th, 2018|

By: Laura Catherman, Director, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor awarded nearly $150 million in H-1B TechHire Partnership grants to 39 partnerships providing services in 25 states. These grants provide employment and training assistance to train workers with the skills required for well-paying middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs.

Treetop Explorer

October 11th, 2018|

By: Curt Andrews, owner of Treetop Explorer. My wife Jennifer and I experience life from a perspective unfamiliar to most—the canopies of trees. Together we share a passion for tree climbing, and with our business, Treetop Explorer based in Waukesha, we can share our adventures and climbing experiences with others.