Waukesha County Business Alliance signs Future Wisconsin Project resolution

Special to The Freeman

July 29, 2014

WAUKESHA — The Waukesha County Business Alliance has signed a resolution supporting the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce’s Future Wisconsin Project.

The project’s goal is to make Wisconsin a vital, vibrant state 20 years from now, and will focus on talent development, attraction and retention, business competitiveness, global engagement, government effectiveness, life quality and entrepreneurial spirit.

The project is centered on key Wisconsin population and economic development facts. For example, since 1997, the number of kindergartners has not been replacing graduating seniors. Additionally, Wisconsin will create 317,000 jobs this decade, but will only add 15,000 working age people.

There will be a forum on the topic on Dec. 3 in Milwaukee.