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I-94 East-West factsheet #5: Business leaders say corridor is vital to economy of the region and state

June 22, 2017

The fifth factsheet answers the question: What do business and community leaders have to say about the project? The coalition factsheets are intended to educate elected officials and the media about the importance of the vital I-94 East-West corridor. In order to view the video, download the document or click here.

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I-94 East-West Factsheet #4: Benefits of Zoo and Marquette interchanges diminished without connection

June 20, 2017

The fourth factsheet answers the question: How will this project complement recent work on the Zoo and Marquette interchanges? The coalition factsheets are intended to educate elected officials and the media about the importance of the vital I-94 East-West corridor. Click here to download the document.

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I-94 East-West factsheet #3: The costs of delay are high

June 15, 2017

This third factsheet answers the question: What will happen if Wisconsin doesn’t keep this project moving forward by enumerating the project and reinstating funding in the 2017-19 budget? The coalition factsheets are intended to educate elected officials and the media about the importance of the vital I-94 East-West corridor. Click here to download the document.

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I-94 East-West factsheet #2: 50-year old segment in need of more than a Band-Aid

June 13, 2017

The coalition has released the second in a series of factsheets intended to educate elected officials and the media about the importance of the vital I-94 East-West corridor. This second factsheet answers the question: Why can’t Wisconsin just resurface the road? Click here to download the document.

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I-94 East-West coalition releases first in a series of factsheets

June 8, 2017

Today, the coalition released the first in a series of factsheets intended to educate elected officials and the media about the importance of the vital I-94 East-West corridor. This first factsheet answers the question: Why is this project necessary? Click here to download the document.  

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial: Legislature and governor need to find common ground on the state budget

June 7, 2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Scott Walker needs to take off his blinders and recognize the severity of the problem. And he needs to sit down and come to terms with Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald on a solution that can meet long-term needs. Despite controlling both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office, Republicans […]

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Mooney: Keep the I-94 east-west project on track

June 6, 2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – I have been deeply involved in economic development in Wisconsin for the past 50 years. My company helps other companies relocate or expand their operations in our state. Site selection and job creation are part of what we do. A 2017 national survey of executives in the manufacturing, construction, distribution and […]

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Farrow and Kelley send letter to Wisconsin Legislature

June 1, 2017

In a letter dated June 1, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Suzanne Kelly, president and CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance, expressed strong support for enumeration of the Interstate 94 East-West Freeway project in the 2017-2019 state budget. The letter went on to state, “In order to ensure this critical road remains eligible for […]

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Statement regarding the Assembly Republican transportation funding proposal

May 4, 2017

Suzanne Kelley, president and CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance and spokesperson for the I-94 East-West Econ Connect coalition, today issued the following statement regarding the transportation funding proposal released by State Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and the Assembly Republicans: “The plan is a solid starting point for moving the conversation forward on the […]

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Coalition meets with local legislators

April 28, 2017

Members of the coalition heard directly from State Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield), member of the Joint Finance Committee and architect of the Assembly’s Transportation Plan, and State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) at an April 28th meeting.

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Investing in I-94 East-West Corridor is investing in state’s economic development

April 26, 2017

Milwaukee Biz Times – It’s the three-word mantra of the real estate industry – “location, location, location.” But in these days of a global economy, “location” has taken on a whole new meaning. Today’s businesses are no longer limited by where Mother Nature chose to drop them on the globe. There are opportunities to grow and create […]

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Suzanne Kelley on UPFRONT on Mike Gousha

April 9, 2017

WISN – In another segment, the president and CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance urged Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers to reconsider funding for work on the Interstate 94 East – West corridor in Milwaukee. Suzanne Kelley said the corridor “is a major thoroughfare for commerce in our region.” Walker eliminated money for corridor […]

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Coalition wants state to maintain I-94 corridor funding

April 6, 2017

Waukesha Freeman – Surrounded by products made by southeastern Wisconsin companies that rely on Interstate 94 to transport their goods, members of a newly formed coalition called on Wisconsin’s administration to prioritize maintenance and improvements of the Interstate 94 East-West corridor. Jeff Hoffman, who sits on the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s policy board, shared his thoughts as […]

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial: I-94 East-West rebuild should be state’s top priority

April 5, 2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – You get what you pay for — a concept Republicans in the state Legislature seem not to understand. Case in point: Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Wednesday that despite pressure from southeastern Wisconsin business leaders, he’s not interested in rebuilding a section of I-94 that runs through Milwaukee. The reason: […]

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Business leaders: Bring back Milwaukee’s I-94 east-west project

April 5, 2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Merging into a crowded, multi-lane debate, some of Wisconsin’s top businesses Tuesday called for restoring the I-94 east-west project, saying it was critical to the region’s economy. The coalition that includes MillerCoors, Palermo’s Pizza and Marquette University wrote Tuesday to the GOP co-chairs of the Legislature’s budget committee and asked them […]

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Amid transportation deficit, lawmakers sharply divided over which projects to finish

April 5, 2017

Fox 6 – Milwaukee business leaders on Wednesday, April 5th called on state lawmakers to approve a massive rebuilding of Interstate 94 near Miller Park, but Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told them to wait in line. “It’s dangerous. It’s the front door of our economy and it makes it difficult and dangerous for people to […]

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Fight on for improvements to I-94 between Marquette, Zoo interchanges

April 5, 2017

WISN – The governor is pulling millions of dollars to improve the stretch of Interstate 94 between the Marquette and Zoo interchanges from his new budget, but local business leaders are teaming up to say they want it back. Billions of dollars were poured into the Marquette Interchange, and billions of dollars continue to fund […]

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Letter to Joint Finance Committee

April 4, 2017

Signers of the coalition’s letter to the JFC include the following, and additional members are expected to join the I-94 East-West Econ Connect coalition in the coming days and weeks: Building Advantage Commercial Area REALTORS® Wisconsin Fiduciary Management, Inc. Forest County Potawatomi Marquette University Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce MillerCoors NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development […]

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Leaders to protest outside state meeting in West Allis

April 4, 2017

Greenfield West Allis Now – Business leaders from Milwaukee and Waukesha plan to protest a proposal to stop work on the Interstate 94 east-west corridor across the street from where a state committee will hold a hearing on the plan. Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget would divert funding from finishing work on I-94 into […]

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Reconstruction of I-94 East-West freeway is top priority for CARW

April 3, 2017

Milwaukee Business Journal – Stopping work on the planned I-94 East-West freeway reconstruction project will make it more difficult to attract additional economic development to Milwaukee and Waukesha counties and hurt the region’s efforts to grow, the leader of the area’s largest commercial real estate group said Monday. “Having an old, deteriorating freeway section that is […]

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Walker’s budget pulls funding from I-94 East-West project

February 11, 2017

WISN – A new battle might be brewing over a road construction project in Milwaukee. Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget pulls the funding to rebuild Interstate 94 between the Zoo Interchange and downtown. Plans to widen the east-west freeway and ease congestion have run against road blocks for years. Area residents fought against a variety […]

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Leaders of Southeastern Wisconsin Cities and Village pen letter to Joint Finance Committee

January 11, 2017

Twenty-eight leaders of southeastern Wisconsin cities and villages sent a letter to the Joint Finance Committee urging them to come up with a “systematic and sustainable solution to our transportation needs.” While appreciative of statements in support of increased general transportation aid to local governments, these leaders wrote that the delay of needed improvements to the […]

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Kelley: Keeping freeway projects on schedule is vital

September 14, 2016

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – The Waukesha County Business Alliance is a private, member-driven organization that has been the voice of business in Waukesha County since its founding in 1918 as the Waukesha Association of Commerce. We’ve grown and joined forces with others since then, and now, with more than 1,000 members, the alliance is a […]

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