MADISON, WI. SEPT. 12, 2018 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC),
in collaboration with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing
& Productivity, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the state’s regional economic
development organizations is hosting five informational workshops throughout the state on supply
The Supplier Readiness Series will include information to help manufacturers respond to industrial
innovation trends that are impacting the industry, including updates to statewide resources
designed to help improve productivity, prepare for Industry 4.0 and establish a path for global
The Wisconsin Policy Forum has released a new comprehensive study of charter school funding in Milwaukee. The Forum’s study: A Teachable Moment, understanding the complexities of charter school financing in Milwaukee, contains a wealth of data and insights into the growing independent charter school sector and how it interacts within the overall Milwaukee education landscape.
View several key takeaways that MMAC believes can help start a much-needed discussion on substantive policy changes needed to improve educational performance for all children in Milwaukee:
By MMAC President Tim Sheehy
by MMAC President Tim Sheehy
As employers we want a region that is globally competitive, producing high-value jobs that sustain a vibrant quality of life for all. So, the dangers of a barbell economy are real. An economy weighted on one end with growing prosperity and on the other with growing disparity, is not one that will sustain its health or vibrancy.
The demand for talent is clear and present. The danger is the region’s working age population will grow at less than 1% over the next 20 years. Metro Milwaukee is experiencing unprecedented employment. Sixty-one percent of employers are projected to increase hiring according to our second quarter survey, and wage gains are at a 17-year high. On the flip side, 29% of the city’s residents (169,000) are living on incomes below $25,000.
MMAC affiliates play key role in redevelopment of Grand Theatre, Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee Tool is expanding again in Brookfield, with plans to build a $32 million R&D facility - a project expected to create 350 new jobs.
The company has purchased a 3.5-acre site near its current facility that will house an advanced manufacturing research and development facility and office space. The 114,500-square foot, multi-story building is expected to be completed by late 2019.The company plans to create 350 jobs at the facility over the next five years - primarily engineering and software positions with an annual average salary of $75,000.
Foxconn to Adopt World-Class Water Recycling Technology at Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park
Leading-Edge Zero Liquid Discharge System Will Significantly Reduce Water Intake from Lake Michigan and Virtually Eliminate Industrial Discharge
Record number of construction-related firms make the list