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How Milwaukee Shook Off the Rust

October 19, 2016

The drive into Milwaukee once offered a sweeping vista of the American industrial apocalypse. Abandoned factories and decaying smokestacks cast shadows over rusting rail yards, weed-choked lots, heaps of junked automobiles and small mountains of sand, coal and salt. The odor from the slaughterhouses, a massive coal-fired power plant and, especially, a yeast factory wafted […] Read More

Blog: How Others View Wisconsin Matters in a Global Economy

October 17, 2016

About three-dozen people from Germany recently visited and wanted to talk about why companies should set up shop in Wisconsin versus the East or West coasts. It was a discussion that touched on some of the state’s strengths, as well as a few of its enduring challenges. Read More

Center of Excellence Expands State’s Aerospace Industry

October 06, 2016

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the “world’s busiest airport.” But for one week out of 52, that title goes to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, home of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual AirVenture Fly-in. The event draws more than 500,000 participants from around the world to a city many people associate, at least […] Read More

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Colbert Packaging Corporation to Establish Operations in Kenosha

October 18, 2016

Manufacturer expected to bring more than 100 new jobs to Wisconsin KENOSHA, OCT. 18, 2016 – Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) joined Colbert Packaging Corporation, a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid setup boxes, and paperboard specialty products, today in unveiling plans to relocate its flexographic packaging operation and related warehousing […] Read More

Application Period Now Open for Fab Lab Grants

October 11, 2016

Grant helps public schools equip fabrication laboratories; application deadline is December 15 MADISON, Oct. 11, 2016 – Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced today that WEDC is now accepting applications for the Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Lab) Grant Program, which provides funding to help public schools build or expand Fab Labs […] Read More

4 Wisconsin Metro Areas Among Top 25 Best Places to Work in Manufacturing

October 10, 2016

Wisconsin leads the nation with most metro areas on study that evaluates employment growth, income MADISON, Oct. 10, 2016 – SmartAsset, a national personal finance technology company, included four Wisconsin metro areas on its new list of the top 25 best places to work in the manufacturing industry – more than any other state. Marinette […] Read More

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