Wisconsin ranked second in the nation for manufacturing job growth in 2016 and 2017, according to recent data highlighted by groups celebrating the state’s “Manufacturing Month” throughout October.
“Wisconsin’s outstanding manufacturing industry not only provides excellent jobs for hard-working families, it tells companies that Wisconsin is open for business,” Rob McDonald, chairman of the board at the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG), said. “Creating an environment that would attract economic growth was a priority for Governor [Scott] Walker and the legislature and other states need to look no further than the results – thousands of jobs and increased business growth. These are the kinds of forward-thinking policies other states can learn from to boost industries in their own states.”
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