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Manufacturing Matters conference brings manufacturing’s future into focus

WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes spoke about the strength of the state's manufacturing sector at the 2020 Manufacturing Matters conference. Wisconsin manufacturers gathered in Milwaukee on Feb. 27 to hear from speakers and participate in workshops to help their companies make the most of current innovations in manufacturing. The 2020 theme for

2020-03-05T09:38:29-06:00March 2, 2020|Advanced Manufacturing News, Blog Post, Events|

Diversity of Wisconsin’s business community celebrated at annual MARKETPLACE conference

May yer Thao (second from left) accepts the Community Economic Development Award at the MARKETPLACE 2019 reception. Also pictured (from L to R) are Nina Johnson of U.S. Bank and Tricia Braun and Mary Gage of WEDC. MARKETPLACE 2019 was another record-breaking year for the Governor’s Conference on Diverse Business Development, with new

2019-10-26T15:31:47-05:00October 25, 2019|Blog Post, Events|

Automation fuels productivity and employee engagement at Basin Precision Machining

Erik Anderson has a bone to pick with Merriam-Webster, insofar as dictionary definitions contribute to a common misinterpretation that “automation” involves replacing humans with machines. The subtitle of his breakout session at the 2019 Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology show in West Allis pointedly dispelled the fear-inducing suggestion that we’re all disposable: “The Robots Are Not Coming for Our Jobs.” Read More

2019-10-10T21:38:34-05:00October 10, 2019|Advanced Manufacturing News, Events|

Freshwater Collaborative prepares Wisconsin’s future workforce to address water challenges

Wisconsin has a wealth of educational resources for students who want to delve into solving the world’s water challenges, and new initiative aims to coordinate those efforts across the state’s public institutions of higher education, enabling both improved collaboration and increased specialization as each institution further develops its areas of expertise. Read More

2019-10-01T12:24:16-05:00September 27, 2019|Blog Post, Events|

Wisconsin’s water hub continues to strengthen global ties

The challenges facing the world’s water supply—growing populations, changing weather conditions, threats to water supply quality and safety—are global in nature, and the solutions will need to have a similarly global perspective. Recognizing this, Milwaukee’s water hub has forged global connections to take an active role in crafting these solutions—and is continuing to strengthen these ties with each passing year. Read More

2019-10-01T10:16:35-05:00September 25, 2019|Events|

In Water Council programs, competition and collaboration meet to advance innovation

Launching a startup or pursuing a research question in the lab can be lonely pursuit, involving long hours and late nights of solitary work—but innovation thrives through collaboration. To that end, The Water Council organizes a series of competitions that connect water sector startups and innovators with potential investors, with established companies that may be able to use the new technologies, and with one another. Read More

2019-10-01T10:17:17-05:00September 24, 2019|Events|

Wisconsin dairy farmers taking the lead on water management

Raj Shukla of the River Alliance of Wisconsin and Matt Howard of the Alliance for Water Stewardship discuss the Clear Water Farms Program at the Water Leaders Summit in Milwaukee on June 27. There’s a natural tension between agriculture and environmental stewardship—working the land to produce the food humans need

2019-07-01T10:58:26-05:00June 28, 2019|Blog Post, Events|

Manufacturers urged to embrace, not fear, change at Manufacturing Matters 2019

The 2019 Manufacturing Matters conference brought together the state’s manufacturing sector for two days of networking and learning, with an action-focused theme of “Make It Happen.” But another key theme of the event was the need to embrace change and not simply keep doing what the company and the industry have always done. Read More

2019-05-29T14:11:24-05:00February 22, 2019|Advanced Manufacturing News, Events|

MARKETPLACE offers opportunities for businesses to learn from the mistakes and successes of their peers

Owning a business invariably involves making mistakes and learning lessons along the way—but speakers at MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, sought to ease this path for their fellow business owners. Read More

2018-12-14T14:53:00-06:00December 13, 2018|Events|

Small Business Academy offers lessons for seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs

A panel at Small Business Academy included (from left) Elmer Moore of Milwaukee Denim Co., Robert Pyles of McDonald's, David Maaske of SCORE and Kim Jankowski of U.S. Bank. At left is moderator Craig Shanks of U.S. Bank. From the perspective of peace of mind as well as personal finances, "starting a business

2018-12-13T08:46:08-06:00December 12, 2018|Events|
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