Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Heavy Metal Is Back: The Best Cities For Industrial Manufacturing (;

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Heavy Metal Is Back: The Best Cities For Industrial Manufacturing
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area is ranked #2 on the list by

Excerpt from the article:
"If new industrial growth is just another piece of good news in the Pacific Northwest, it’s manna from heaven to the long suffering industrial heartland heavily concentrated in the Great Lakes region, which includes much of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois , Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Long reviled as the “rust belt” this area now leads in the industrial rebound with over 100,000 new manufacturing jobs in just the past year.

Particularly well positioned is No. 2 ranked Milwaukee, which is home to a wide array of specialized manufacturing firms ranging from machine tools to energy. Over the past year alone the region added almost 3,900 heavy metal jobs and has consistently led other Great Lakes communities in job creation."

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Blogger's Note: If you are going to ask me what this has to do with Sun Prairie, than you are probably one of those people who believe that I-94 doesn't exist unless you're on your way to a Brewers game.  This is yet another example of why we need to change how we think about Wisconsin's economy.   Milwaukee can be a driver for the Madison economy and vice-versa.  The question is...How can we position ourselves to align our local manufacturing strength with that of Milwaukee?

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