Economic Development Corporation to collaborate with WOW Workforce Development Board

Freeman Staff

Oct. 16, 2014

WAUKESHA - The Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday that the the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board will begin providing interim customer service assistance to growing businesses across the county.

The WOW DB Business Services Unit will serve as the interim single point of contact for talent and economic development inquiries from businesses expanding in the region.

““Our economic development corporation works through a network of trusted partners in finance, real estate, infrastructure and local governments in the county,” WCEDC Board President Jay Mack said in a release. “The Workforce Development Board will serve the talent needs of our economic development clients seeking to expand their operations or relocate to a growing Waukesha County.”

For more than two decades, the WCEDC and the WOW WDB have responded to business inquiries for financing, real estate and talent needs, providing employer services with a “one-stop” environment, according to the release.

According to the WCEDC, businesses expanding into Waukesha County have increasingly expressed an interest in financing assistance along with access to a qualified workforce  to make their transition successful.

“We see this as a way to serve businesses,” WOW WDB President Francisco Sanchez said, “with critical talent and economic development needs, with greater efficiency.”