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Right Place, Right Time

April 20th, 2018|

It was the right time and the right place when the founders of Wellspring Construction Group established their company in October 2017. President and partner Tim Knepprath was looking for a leadership and ownership role in his career, while Steve Royer, Wellspring’s Director of Construction, desired to move from the private sector back to general contracting.

DryAway poised for growth

February 26th, 2018|

Jim Lutz, owner of Jilidoni Designs, invented the first patented laundry drying system out of his Brookfield home in 2000. Today, he sells his eco-friendly DryAway laundry drying racks that are installed inside custom cabinets throughout the U.S.

Attitude Dance Company dances into success

February 26th, 2018|

Amy Kelly has a strong vision for molding our youth and future generation through the power of dance. Returning to her hometown of Sussex, Wisconsin, after an illustrious career as a varsity dance team coach and studio manager, Amy established Attitude Dance Company in May 2017.

Blowfish Racing drives in to Wisconsin

February 26th, 2018|

Have you been behind the wheel of the S197 Mustang at 160 mph, with adrenaline pumping through your veins? Steve Puffpaff, owner of Blowfish Racing, knows that well. And thanks to the business consultants at the Waukesha County Center for Growth, his business, which manufactures aftermarket performance parts for late model Ford Mustangs, has moved from Stevensville, Maryland, to Waukesha.

Waukesha County’s Industries

January 29th, 2018|

We know one of our greatest strengths in Waukesha County is manufacturing. However, there are many different types, each with their own specific needs and requirements. We broke down the broad sector of manufacturing into different industries, so we can really see where our strengths lie.

2018 Workforce Development Strategy

December 18th, 2017|

The number one concern we hear from the business community is workforce. In a survey we conducted in 2017, 67% of businesses in Waukesha County report finding a skilled workforce to be the primary challenge they face when starting or growing their business. It’s time for us to address that.

Talent Pipeline Management Academy – Part Three

December 18th, 2017|

Robyn Ludtke, talent and education manager for the Waukesha County Business Alliance, recently participated in the final session facilitated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Pipeline Management Academy, in Washington D.C.

Center for Growth featured in WEDC’s “Leading the Way” publication

December 11th, 2017|

The Waukesha County Center for Growth is proud to be included in the Wisconsin Economic Development Association‘s Leading the Way magazine for 2017. The publication is designed to showcase problems being solved by Wisconsin’s economic development experts and support organizations. On page 20 of the magazine, you can learn about how the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Network and the Waukesha [...]