Next Generation Manufacturing

Nearly 16 percent of of the Milwaukee Region's workforce is employed in manufacturing, ranking second in nation among the top 50 metros for manufacturing jobs per capita. From serving as the "machine shop to the world" to our continuing role as a center of innovation excellence, manufacturing is ingrained in our character and remains our most vibrant economic sector. Moving forward, M7 recognizes that we must foster the best possible environment for manufacturing and leverage our combined assets. That's why we formed the Next Generation Manufacturing Council, which brings together industry, education and workforce to address the sector's needs.

The NGM Council is moving the region's manufacturing industry forward by capitalizing on cluster strengths to:

  • Develop long-term manufacturing strategies
  • Prioritize and promote best practices
  • Integrate manufacturing initiatives and key economic levers, including workforce, exports, supply chains and productivity initiatives

The NGM Council is cultivating growth and investment opportunities in the region's target industry sectors:

Energy, Power & Controls - Mid-West Energy Research Consortium, M-WERC

Food and Beverage Manufacturing - FaB Wisconsin

Water Technologies - The Water Council



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