We Energies Foundation Donates $100,000 to Waukesha County Center for Growth GROW Fund

The Center for Growth is proud to announce a $100,000 donation to the GROW Fund by the We Energies Foundation.

Established in 2019, the GROW Fund was created to provide access to financial resources to enable business expansion and attraction. The GROW Fund assists businesses essential to the economic development of Waukesha County including manufacturing, service, and other commercial establishments looking to expand operations or invest in new operations in the county. It also benefits developers with projects that improve available housing stock to meet the housing needs of existing and projected workforce growth.

“The Center for Growth is incredibly grateful for the generous contribution of $100,000 from the We Energies Foundation to our GROW Fund,” states Therese Thill, Executive Director for the Waukesha County Center for Growth. “This support will fuel the mission of the Fund, enabling us to further ignite economic development, foster innovation, and contribute to growth of Waukesha County.”

“Community and economic development is a key area of focus for the We Energies Foundation,” said Beth Straka, president of the We Energies Foundation and senior vice president of corporate communications and investor relations at WEC Energy Group, the holding company of We Energies. “We are pleased to partner with the Waukesha County Center for Growth to help this community thrive by providing access to resources through the GROW Fund.”

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About the Waukesha County Center for Growth
The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. is Waukesha County’s economic development organization. Created in 2016 by Waukesha County in partnership with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center and local municipalities, the mission for the Center for Growth is to serve as the central point of contact for businesses looking to grow in Waukesha County. The Center for Growth works to ensure each organization doing business in Waukesha County will reach its fullest potential. For more information, please visit www.waukeshagrowth.org.

About the We Energies Foundation

Established in 1982, the We Energies Foundation has provided over $200 million in contributions to support non-profit organizations in communities served by We Energies. The foundation supports initiatives for enhanced educational opportunities, community and neighborhood development, health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment. Together we’re creating a brighter future for the communities we serve.

The We Energies Foundation is funded by WEC Energy Group stockholders, not by customers of its utility subsidiaries.

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