The Waukesha County Manufacturing Alliance serves as a platform for manufacturers to share ideas, encourage innovation, work together to transform the image of manufacturing and target new talent.
The Waukesha County Business Alliance and leading area manufacturers formed the Waukesha County Manufacturing Alliance in 2010 in response to the critical needs of our manufacturing employers. Manufacturing accounts for 20% of industry — or 1 in 5 jobs — in Waukesha County. An unstable economy, coupled with negative perceptions of manufacturing, has made it imperative that the group dispel the myth that American manufacturing is dead. The Manufacturing Alliance holds CEO listening sessions, programs, and manufacturing tours for external audiences – all highlighting that manufacturing is alive and well in Waukesha County and the region.
Two programs of the Manufacturing Alliance are Schools2Skills™ tours and OpEx tours: