Economic Development Newswire 2019-11-11T17:08:05+00:00

Economic Development Newswire

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Daily Reporter – WEDC deputy secretary departs for J.P. Cullen (Nov. 8, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – Wisconsin among 10 slowest growing states in second quarter (Nov. 7, 2019)

Yahoo Finance‘Losing two farms a day’: Wisconsin is facing a serious dairy crisis (Nov. 7, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – Wisconsin exports continue decline in September (Nov. 5, 2019)

Bloomberg – Battleground States Trump Won in 2016 Face Economic Woes Ahead (Nov. 5, 2019)

Reuters – China presses Trump for more tariff roll-backs in ‘phase one’ trade deal (Nov. 4, 2019)

Kenosha News – Unemployment ticks up as manufacturers fear trade problems (Nov. 2, 2019)

Wisconsin State JournalAlliant to build 1 gigawatt of solar generation in Wisconsin; 10 times state’s current generation (Nov. 1, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – Milwaukee-area manufacturing sector continues downward slide (Oct. 31, 2019)

WUWM – ‘We Can Weather The Storm’: Economist Says Consumers Likely To Keep Economy Strong (Oct. 30, 2019)

Washington Post – In manufacturing Midwest, signs of trouble amid good times (Oct. 29, 2019)

Bloomberg – Manufacturing Is Now Smallest Share of U.S. Economy in 72 Years (Oct. 29, 2019)

Wisconsin State Journal – Wisconsin still lags in venture capital despite investments tripling over past 5 years (Oct. 28, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – What ‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec says Milwaukee needs to be a tech city (Oct. 28, 2019)

The Hill – Business hiring falls to 7-year low in US: survey (Oct. 28, 2019)

Daily Reporter – Rising home prices, falling sales harming small businesses (Oct. 28, 2019)

Chippewa Herald – Little movement in Foxconn innovation centers in Madison, across Wisconsin (Oct. 24, 2019)

Racine County Eye – Greater Racine County Talent Recruitment Program Reaching Targeted Audiences Via New Digital Campaign (Oct. 24, 2019)

Wisconsin Realtors Association – Wisconsin REALTORS® Association Releases Economic Impact Study of Real Estate Industry in Wisconsin (Oct. 23, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – With EU tariffs addressed, Harley-Davidson is now dealing with Trump’s China tariffs (Oct. 22, 2019)

Wisconsin Public Radio – Strauss Brands Ends Plans To Bring Slaughterhouse To Milwaukee’s Century City (Oct. 21, 2019)

Forward Analytics – “The Birth Dearth: Falling Fertility Rates, Fewer Babies” (Oct. 21, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Northwestern Mutual dedicates $20 million in venture funding for female-founded startups (Oct. 21, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – Wisconsin factory workers are getting raises, but working less (Oct. 18, 2019)

DWD – BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 12,300 Private-Sector, 11,400 Non-Farm Jobs Over Year (Oct. 17, 2019)

Janesville Gazette Extra – Economist: U.S. economy is solid, but Midwest lags (Oct. 17, 2019)

Wisconisn State Journal – State general fund surpasses $1 billion for first time, but drawdown in funds expected (Oct. 17, 2019)

WBAY.com – Gulfstream announces more than 400 layoffs; hiring continues at Greenville facility (Oct. 16, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – Real Estate Spotlight: Report: Wisconsin faces severe workforce housing shortage (Oct. 14, 2019)

Reuters – Trump’s hailing of $50 billion in Chinese farm purchases seen as ‘meaningless’ (Oct. 14, 2019)

Wisconsin State Journal – WEDC, UW System award grants to help 8 Wisconsin companies bring products to market (Oct. 13, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – Area business leaders less optimistic about fourth quarter (Oct. 10, 2019)

La Crosse Tribune – Program gives La Crosse students hands-on lesson in homebuilding (Oct. 10, 2019)

gmtoday – Expanding the economy: Evers discusses economic growth with county leaders (Oct. 10, 2019)

Daily Reporter – Amazon plans Beloit warehouse, earth work to begin next week (Oct. 9, 2019)

Fox News 11New WEDC Secretary praises new developments around the Green Bay area (Oct. 9, 2019)

MarketWatchThese two maps show how the trade war with China is hurting ‘Trump country (Oct. 9, 2019)

DWD – Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and DWD Secretary-Designee Caleb Frostman Co-Hosted Roundtable Discussion on Talent Attraction and Retention (Oct. 9, 2019)

CBS 58 – Direct Supply brings 200 high-tech jobs to downtown Milwaukee (Oct. 8, 2019)

Wisconsin State Journal – Uncertainty growing in Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector as survey finds job cuts (Oct. 7, 2019)

Associated Press – Business economists foresee slowdown in US growth (Oct. 7, 2019)

WEDC – Governor Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes to meet with economic development leaders in statewide tour (Oct. 4, 2019)

Milwaukee BizTimes – Wisconsin exports down 6.5% in August, on pace for $1.2 billion decline in 2019 (Oct. 4, 2019)

Reuters – U.S. unemployment rate hits 3.5%; job growth moderate (Oct. 3, 3019)

Superior Telegraph – Population trends put Wisconsin’s economy at risk (Sept. 27, 2019)

Ashland Daily Press – Republicans: Tax cuts saved $13 billion over past eight years (Sept. 27, 2019)

Wisconsin Public Radio – US-Japan Trade Deal Will End Import Taxes On Important Wisconsin Goods (Sept. 27, 2019)

Wisconsin State Journal – WEDC board approves $195,000 salary for new CEO Melissa Hughes (Sept. 26, 2019)

Capital TimesNew WEDC chief pledges to work closely with board in shaping Wisconsin’s economic strategy (Sept. 26, 2019)

Reuters – Japan trade deal opens markets for $7 billion in U.S. products: Trump (Sept. 25, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Opportunity Zones give tax breaks to spur development in poor areas. Is state help needed to ensure it works? (Sept. 25, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Tony Evers cool to tax cut floated by GOP Senate leader Scott Fitzgerald (Sept. 24, 2019)

The Hill – Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in the past year: report (Sept. 20, 2019)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – More retirees and fewer young people set stage for workforce dilemma, Wisconsin Policy Forum report says (Sept. 20, 2019)

WEDC – Wisconsin Craft Brewery Day set for Sept. 26 (Sept. 18, 2019)

WisBusiness – Midwest Energy Research Consortium: Economic Development Administration announces $1.67 Million for M-WERC (Sept. 18, 2019)

WI Veterans Chamber of Commerce – Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce launches military veterans and spouse employment pledges (Sept. 16, 2019)

DFI – Increased Lending at Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Banks Reflects a
Healthy Economy (Sept. 16, 2019)

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