Manufacturing is an important component of Wisconsin’s economy, particularly in Northeast Wisconsin, where 23% of all of the jobs are in manufacturing. Wisconsin ranks fifth in states where manufacturing represents the largest total share of the state economy. Manufacturing’s share of output in the state is 19.1%. In terms of dollars, manufacturing output in 2012 was $49.98 billion, the 12th highest in the U.S. In 2012, Wisconsin was a large producer of durable goods, which accounted for 11.3% of its GDP, up from 10.7% last year.
“It’s no wonder Manufacturing First is significant to continued manufacturing growth in the state,” says Mickey Noone, President of First Business Bank - Northeast. “The goal of this event is to connect manufacturers to share knowledge, experiences and issues that impact their businesses. The idea is to leverage the knowledge base currently present in the state so all manufacturers can take that information to learn and grow.”
The strategy is supported by an admission fee of $95, so all key personnel at manufacturing facilities can attend. Attendees will also receive a roster of all attendees so they can make one-on-one contacts on their own, as well.
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