As I look back at reports from June 17, 2013, it stated that the Wisconsin economy is old-growth industries and why does Wisconsin have such a slow-growth economy. Wisconsin, it says, is powered mainly by manufacturing industries that often date back more than a century. The State lacks in innovation and technology. The study called The Wisconsin Economic Future Study. It reports in the age of Google and the iPad, three of Wisconsin’s Five largest sectors are related to paper, converting and printing.
Well today, with the exception of the printing paper industry in Wisconsin, the Printing, Converting, Packaging and supporting manufacturing industries are world leaders in innovation. We have two upcoming events supporting our industries and the impact on Wisconsin. 1. The Printing Showcase will bring in companies from across the USA and International companies to demonstrate innovative products for the 5P, Converting and supporting Manufacturing Industries. Why, Wisconsin is the CENTER of the 5P, Converting and the Supporting Manufacturing in the United States!
In addition, The Greater Green Bay Chamber and the Wisconsin Paper Council will host the Italian Foreign Direct Investment Luncheon on September 19, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Badger State Brewing Company. Italian Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is the second largest source of international investment in Greater Green Bay. Wisconsin Economic Summit is in Appleton September 20 – 21. Finally, we have Manufacturing First Returns to Green Bay at the Resch Expo on October 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A very interesting fact, Wisconsin has a large budget surplus supported by our world class manufacturing industries with one of the lowest unemployment in the United States. Wisconsin has world class Universities with a great emphasis on Engineering, Technology and Sciences. I see a very bright future for the Wisconsin economy and it is time to tout our successes to the world!