Manufacturing: the production of merchandise for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. From mass production to fabrication goods and services that we use in our daily lives have, at one point, been through some sort of manufacturing process.
Manufacturing is a significant industry in Wisconsin. In fact, it employs statewide more than 45,000 people and accounts for 16 percent of the workforce; contributing to more than $50 billion to Wisconsin’s economic growth. A BIG deal, to say the least.
Since this industry is such a noteworthy part of the pillar in Wisconsin, we look to share this message from State Partners with our associates, clients, friends and fans in hopes to increase the awareness for opportunities available in manufacturing.
“A strong manufacturing industry is fundamental to Wisconsin’s prosperity. The manufacturing sector was responsible for more than $55 billion worth of economic output in 2014 alone.
With more than 450,000 manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin, the state’s manufacturing job concentration is 87 percent above the national average. With $150 million invested in worker training, Wisconsin’s manufacturing workforce—one of the best in the nation—prepares to meet evolving industry demands through customized university and technical college training programs focused on productivity and workplace readiness.
As part of our continued efforts to increase awareness of the opportunities available in manufacturing, Governor Walker has proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin. The recognition gives us all the chance to reaffirm the importance of manufacturers to our state’s economy.”
To learn more about Manufacturing Month, Wisconsin workforce development and to view a message from Senator Ron Johnson regarding his thoughts on competitive manufacturing in our state, please visit: https://www.wmc.org/programs/