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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Wisconsin’s biohealth industry comprises 4,320 firms statewide accounting for 107,616 jobs and $47.8 billion worth of economic output for the state. These figures demonstrate not only a significant impact for
With more craft breweries comes more wastewater discharge—and the solution has a Wisconsin connection
In recent years, beer drinking habits in the U.S. have shifted to favor craft beers. Although overall beer consumption is relatively stable—and even falling slightly—craft beer consumption in the U.S.