Mini Business World in Rhinelander – October 30, 2012

The WMC Foundation hosted more than 110 Rhinelander and Tomahawk area high school students during the day-long Mini Business World program on October 30, 2012. The students formed a company, elected officers, created a business plan and presented their company … Continued

Walker, WMC differ on health law

By Rich Kirchen, Senior Reporter- The Business Journal Posted by The Business Journal serving Greater Milwaukee. Friday, September 14, 2012, 5:00am CDT   While Gov. Scott Walker continues blocking implementation of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act at the state level, … Continued

Indicators combine to give clearer economic picture

Excerpt from the Wausau Daily Herald article… “I think we have a bipolar economy.” The words came from Kurt Bauer, a man who should know a thing or two about it. He’s the president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Since the … Continued

For the Record: Wisconsin Business and Innovation

President/CEO of WMC, Kurt Bauer, CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Paul Jadin, and Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Charles Hoslet, sat down for a discussion with Neil Heinen of WISC-TV regarding the current business climate in Wisconsin … Continued

Manufacturing jobs dirty or desirable?

Excerpt from WEAU news story… Manufacturing is more than just producing materials and products. “The perception is still out there that manufacturing jobs are not desirable because their dirty, dangerous,” said Mark Hendrickson, Dean of Manufacturing at CVTC. “They don’t know … Continued

Manufacturing leaders try to change perceptions

Excerpt from the Wausau Daily Herald article… “At the end of the day, ground zero for this is right here in the technical colleges.” In order to boost interest in manufacturing jobs across the state, the foundation is developing a … Continued

The Wisconsin Recall Stakes – WSJ.com

Excerpt from Wall Street Journal article… According to a survey released last week by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, 62% of employers in the state say they plan to add employees over the next six months, an increase from 53% a … Continued