Wisconsin Economy Forecast To Exceed National Economy

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Experts offered some good news about the state's economy during a conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The message for those at the Economic Outlook conference was that the national economy will perform well this year ... and Wisconsin's economy will do even better.

U-W economics professor Donald Nichols says Wisconsin is in the sectors that are doing well.

He says the weaker dollar and stronger corporate profits mean demand for capital goods that are made in Wisconsin should be extremely healthy both in the U-S and abroad.

And Wisconsin produces more than its share of those kind of goods ... so it should benefit more than other parts of the nation.

Nichols says he's referring in particular to the machinery and industrial parts that can be sold overseas at competeitive prices because of the weak dollar.

Nicols presented a paper on the subject at the conference ... and others echoed his outlook.