First Business

December 12, 2012

Topic: Manufacturing

Workforce: The 2013 Priority

Speaker(s): Governor Scott Walker, Dan Haight, Bill McCoshen, Reggie Newson, Tim Sullivan, & Brian White

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Waukesha County employers agree that workforce development is the most important economic development issue facing Wisconsin. So what can you do to ensure a pipeline of talent for job openings now and in the future?

Governor Scott Walker, in a keynote address, will provide his perspective on this critical topic and kick off a dynamic discussion with a panel of experts:

Dan Haight, President & CEO of BuySeasons
Bill McCoshen, Executive Director of Competitive Wisconsin and former Wisconsin Commerce Secretary
Reggie Newson, Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development
Tim Sullivan, Special Consultant for Business and Workforce Development for the State of Wisconsin
Brian White, President of GE Energy Waukesha gas engines
Moderated by Dave Vetta, President of First Business Bank-Milwaukee

All attendees will receive a free copy of the 2012 First Business Economic Survey Report for Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties, summarizing 470 local business leaders' actual and forecasted: sales revenue, profitability, operating costs, capital expenditures, employee numbers and wages, product pricing, and capacity. The annual survey is sponsored by First Business, and conducted and analyzed by the University of Wisconsin's A.C. Nielsen Center for Market Research.

Brought to you by the Waukesha County Business Alliance, First Business Bank, and BizTimes Media.