Gov. Walker visits UW-Stout for Manufacturing Advantage Conference

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU)-- Governor Scott Walker visited Western Wisconsin Wednesday for a manufacturing conference.

The Governor stopped by the UW-Stout campus for the 6th Annual Manufacturing Advantage Conference.

The conference, which started Tuesday, provides manufacturers with networking and educational opportunities to identify the best practices and address the challenges facing today’s manufacturing industry.

Walker says Wisconsin's competitive advantage will bring more companies to our state in the coming years.

"They are looking to grow and will give strong consideration to Wisconsin because of things like a manufacturing tax credit and some of the other investments in local training," Governor Walker said.

The UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center serves more than 3,500 manufacturing companies in 33 counties in Western Wisconsin.

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(RELEASE FROM GOVERNOR WALKER'S OFFICE)--Governor Scott Walker today attended the University of Wisconsin (UW)–Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center’s 6th Annual Manufacturing Advantage Conference. The conference, spanning October 29 and 30, provides manufacturers with networking and educational opportunities to identify best practices and address the challenges facing today’s manufacturing industry.

“This conference serves as a great opportunity for manufacturers and industry professionals to collaborate, innovate, and move Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry forward,” Governor Walker said. “I’m impressed by the advancements our state is making in addressing the skills gap, employing people with disabilities, and other areas. It is places, like the UW–Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center, that build upon our state’s achievements. We won’t let up on our efforts until everyone in this state who wants a job, can find a job.”

The UW–Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center serves over 3,500 manufacturing companies in 33 northern and western Wisconsin counties. The Center is a partnership between UW–Stout and five technical colleges: Chippewa Valley, Nicolet Area, Northcentral, Western, and Wisconsin Indianhead.


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