Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation: Annual meeting May 1 to celebrate innovation in Waukesha County
For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Monagle, APR
Bill Mitchell, WCEDC
Corporation to share its impact on job creation, profits, investment; how innovation fuels economic development
(April, 2011…Pewaukee, WI) The Waukesha Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC), with the Community Chambers of Waukesha County, will hold its Annual Meeting May 1, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Waukesha County Expo Center. WCEDC encourages all business leaders, professionals, employees, government officials, civic and community leaders to attend this opportunity to network and hear about the jobs and investment being created in Waukesha County. County Executive Daniel P. Vrakas and more than 200 CEOs, business leaders & professionals are expected to attend. Online registration and more information is available at http://wcedc2012.eventbrite.com .
The meeting will highlight the impact that WCEDC has made on job creation, profits and investment in Waukesha County and share its vision as the primary entity in the County specifically and solely dedicated to economic development. In addition, the meeting will celebrate innovation, and feature several companies whose innovations have positioned them for jobs, profits and continued growth:
Aptar: a global company that designed the first flip-top cap will feature their new enclosures
Harken, Inc.: see firsthand on an iceboat the new composites that keep their sailboats and iceboats World Cup quality
Illumatek, LLC: LED-acrylic technology applied to motorcycle windshields is making motorcyclists safer
TapCo: their LED-lit signage and other technologies revolutionized traffic safety, especially during road construction
Woodway: considered the best treadmills in the world, their newest models power laptops & DVD players with the user’s own power.
CEOs, R&D professionals and engineers from these companies will be on hand to discuss their innovations and how they directly relate to growth and profit. WCEDC is proud to have directly assisted five of these six companies.
With small business such a vital part of economic health, WCEDC has been working in partnership with the Community Chambers of Waukesha County (CCWC) and their members. The CCWC have played a role in supporting and planning the Annual Meeting – a demonstration of the kinds of relationships and partnerships that are necessary for economic development.
"Deals get done when partnerships and relationships are strong – our partnership with the Community Chambers of Waukesha County is a perfect example of how WCEDC looks for opportunities to partner for the benefit of business in the County, and I believe it is a unique relationship,” said Bill Mitchell, Executive Director of WCEDC. “I am very excited to share the impact we’ve made on jobs and investment in the County – we all could use some good news about our economy, and it’s my job to keep bringing the good news,” Mitchell said.
The Community Chambers of Waukesha County is group of Chamber professionals committed to partnering on business growth and job creation. The group is comprised of leaders of the Brookfield, Delafield, Mukwanago, Muskego, Hartland, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Sussex Chambers.
The Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership founded more than 20 years ago, is the primary agency in the County dedicated to building sustainable economic growth business-by-business and via broadbased initiatives. WCEDC has facilitated nearly 125 projects with total economic impact of more than $102.4 million and over 530 jobs. www.waukeshacountyedc.org