When Jeremy Taylor was laid off in late 2015 from his job as a loan adjuster for Wells Fargo, he saw it as an opportunity to pursue a long-held dream. While studying finance in college at UW-Milwaukee, he’d been intrigued by the entrepreneurship courses he’d taken and the experience of writing a business plan. From that time on, “it was in my blood,” he said. During his time in the corporate world, he built up savings with the idea of starting a business one day. When the layoff notice came, he knew the moment had arrived.
Wisconsin manufacturers say they have a positive view of the industry’s vitality, yet they also acknowledge that more work needs to strengthen and grow the industry.
Six manufacturing leaders came together for CEO Roundtable Luncheon at Manufacturing First, a two-day expo and conference in Green Bay. Coupled with robust discussion from the audience, insights and best practices for building on the industry’s vitality and attracting and retaining a qualified workforce emerged, information that other Wisconsin manufacturers can adapt for their own businesses.
“We take scientists and engineers and turn them into businessmen and businesswomen,” explains Bill Dougan, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor of management and advisor to the BREW, a startup accelerator program hosted by The Water Council in Milwaukee. Now in its fourth year, the program featured prominently in the Innovation Pavilion at the 2016 Water Environment Federation […]
Wisconsin hasn’t quite achieved status as a worldwide hub for biomanufacturing, but it has all the pieces—it just needs to put them together, panelists said at the 2016 BioHealth Summit, held in Madison on Sept. 27. “There isn’t a place in the United States that has more of the ingredients to be the next big […]