Governor Tommy Thompson Backs Workforce Referendum in WMC Webinar
MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association – hosted a webinar on Wednesday to talk about the
Business Day in Madison will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. This event brings business leaders from all over the state together to discuss important issues facing the business community and our state. We invite you to attend what is certain to be an insightful program.
WMC's Latest Employer Survey
A new survey of Wisconsin businesses revealed increased economic uncertainty at the start of 2023, with a majority saying a recession is looming. According to the Wisconsin Employer Survey, 60 percent of businesses believe the Wisconsin economy will enter a recession this year.
According to the survey, the uncertainty about the economy has reinforced a pessimistic outlook. In the last four surveys, the number of businesses projecting the Wisconsin economy to grow has dropped from 84 percent in Summer 2021 to just 42 percent today. In fact, the projection for the national economy is even worse. Only one quarter of those surveyed anticipate U.S. economic growth over the next six months.
News and Updates
Improve Health Care System
Legislative Agenda Health care costs are a significant factor in the competitiveness of Wisconsin business. We must focus our cost containment efforts on re-engaging consumers
Reform Energy & Telecommunication Regulation
Legislative Agenda We must continue the process of restructuring and appropriately deregulating portions of the electric utility and telecommunications industries in Wisconsin. Access to a
Improve Education and Training
Legislative Agenda A world-class education system from kindergarten to college, or technical school, is essential if Wisconsin business and industry is to remain competitive in
Reform Employment Laws
Legislative Agenda Wage and benefit mandates, and other employment regulations, drive up costs and affect the ability of Wisconsin business to compete in national and
Enhance Transportation System
Legislative Agenda State transportation policies should ensure that all aspects of our transportation infrastructure are properly maintained and expanded as necessary, while ensuring that limited
Reform the Legal System
Recent State Supreme Court decisions have thrown Wisconsin’s economy into a liability crisis. The court invalidated reasonable limits on medical malpractice non-economic damages, opened the