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Milwaukee water cluster’s strength, as noted in Brookings report, is on display at WEFTEC

“Rethinking Cluster Initiatives,” a July 2018 report from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, identified Milwaukee’s water technology sector as “a prime example” of the “cluster hub" model of cluster development, in which one organization acts as the clear lead and driver (as opposed to a shared leadership model with more than one organization, or

2018-10-01T16:10:18-05:00October 1, 2018|Uncategorized|

Taking Wisconsin’s water message to the world

A Wisconsin delegation is preparing to travel to New Orleans at the end of September for the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference. Known as WEFTEC, the trade show is North America’s premier event for education, training and making business connections in the field of water quality. The Water Council and WEDC are partnering

2018-09-06T12:59:17-05:00August 30, 2018|Uncategorized|

New initiative helps high-school students trace the “pathways” to their chosen careers

At a panel discussion in Madison on March 22, WEDC Sector Development Director Kathy Heady (the rightmost panelist) spoke about how K-12 school districts, technical colleges, state government and economic development partners are overcoming silos and working together in the Pathways Wisconsin initiative. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

2018-05-07T10:30:24-05:00May 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

Wisconsin Tech Summit connects emerging companies with established firms

The opening session at the 2018 Wisconsin Tech Summit, with speakers Sujeet Chand of Rockwell Automation, Vivek Bhatt of GE Healthcare, and Tom Still of the Wisconsin Technology Council The Wisconsin Tech Summit brought together 18 major companies (including such names as Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, GE Healthcare, Promega, Exact Sciences and Foxconn)

2019-02-05T15:09:29-06:00March 20, 2018|Uncategorized|

Global Trade Venture: Germany 2018

GERMANY AND WISCONSIN: SHARED PAST, STRONG FUTURE Germany is consistently among Wisconsin’s top export destinations, and was #7 in 2017. This healthy volume of trade reflects a history of German immigration in Wisconsin; mutual strength in manufacturing; and shared emphasis on quality, productivity and a strong work ethic. In all, Wisconsin exported $706 million worth

2019-04-10T14:38:29-05:00December 15, 2017|Uncategorized|

MARKETPLACE conference logs another record-setting year

Dr. Eve Hall, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, accepts the Community Economic Development Award for Minority Business Development at MARKETPLACE 2017. MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, continues to grow with each passing year. The 2017 conference, held at Potawatomi Hotel and Conference Center on December 13 and

2019-02-05T15:17:37-06:00December 15, 2017|Uncategorized|

Small Business Academy offers wisdom for new business owners

Small business panel speakers, from left to right: I Lan Hang, Keana Spencer and Ebony Ssali Successfully starting a business would be difficult, if not impossible, without drawing from the wisdom of business owners who have done the same thing. For the past four years, the Small Business Academy has provided a structured

2018-06-26T12:40:28-05:00December 13, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wisconsin’s water sector makes waves at industry trade show

Wisconsin’s presence at the U.S.’s largest water industry trade show this week highlighted the fast-paced growth and evolving sophistication of the sector. With several dozen Wisconsin companies exhibiting, as well as a booth representing Wisconsin’s entire water cluster of more than 200 companies, the state’s presence was strong on both numbers and substance: several educational

2019-02-11T15:52:18-06:00October 5, 2017|Uncategorized|
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