Building Advantage Wisconsin

Archive: Dec 2015

Teig Whaley-Smith is Public Official of the Year

It has been an exceptional year in economic development planning in Milwaukee, and a large part of that is thanks to Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services Director Teig Whaley-Smith. He’s been hard to miss, attending countless City and County meetings and public hearings to present his department’s plans to build up our currently under-utilized lakefront and vacant Park East land, among other projects.

Milwaukee County Dept. of Administrative Services Director Teig Whaley-Smith

Milwaukee County Dept. of Administrative Services Director Teig Whaley-Smith

His recent victories include significant projects like the new Milwaukee Bucks’ arena and the Couture, both of which came after long battles at the state and local levels.

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Duwe Metal Products is the Woman-owned Business of the Year

Jeannie Lauret, CEO of Duwe Metal

Jeannie Lauret, CEO of Duwe Metal

Jeannie Lauret, CEO of Duwe Metal Products, Inc.  has been working hard to internally rejuvenate her company while continuing to look for ways to grow the business.  She was recently awarded a contract on one of the biggest projects in Milwaukee, and has worked to ensure that local workforce requirements are met in the process.

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