Editorial: A way forward for state companies [the broken link was removed], Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Manufacturing and related industries are still a huge piece of Wisconsin’s economy – nearly half by some estimates.
The state should boost funding for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which preaches the gospel of lean manufacturing. Statewide, companies helped by the partnership reported $233 million in improvements during fiscal 2006. The non-profit group offers low-cost consulting to small- to mid-sized companies and receives both state and federal funding.
It’s a sign that Wisconsin manufacturers can play a major role in the state for years to come. And lean manufacturing is a key to that.
Wisconsin continues to succeed as an example of manufacturing success. And I think shows an example of how the public sector can work with the private sector for economic benefit. Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership wins $3 million NIST grant [the broken link was removed]. Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership web site. In the Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog we post about the potential economic benefits possible from universities – this is another area where Wisconsin does well.