Food processing leads Wisconsin manufacturing growth
Manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin increased for the fourth straight year, adding 6,516 jobs from July 2014 through July 2015, according to the 2016 Wisconsin Manufacturers Register published by Manufacturers’ News Inc.
“Wisconsin gets high marks for its low business costs, solid infrastructure and ease of logistics,” says Tom Dubin, president of Manufacturers’ News Inc. “In addition to gains recorded in the state’s major industries, such as food processing, big strides were also seen in many other sectors over the year.”
The food processing sector led job growth in the state, up 2.8 percent from the previous year. Wisconsin’s food processing industry now accounts for the second-most factory jobs, employing 69,663, according to analysts.
More on the report can be found here.