Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

April 2020


Reopen? Goodwill and some Wisconsin pragmatism, please!

​The COVID-19 virus plunged us into a health and economic crisis two months ago. Now, we need to plot a reasonable course that reopens our economy without sacrificing our health and safety.

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Don’t waste a crisis, part 2: Is your company ready to restart?

In the coming weeks, we will be in position to safely restart our economy. If you are not thinking about what’s next, you are wasting this crisis and the opportunities it will create.

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Critical time for Wisconsin

​We face a critical time in Wisconsin. Demographic change threatens healthy economic growth and we must act collectively to meet this new challenge.

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About This Blog

Buckley Brinkman is executive director and CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity and writes about the manufacturing sector in Greater Madison and throughout Wisconsin. He has a breadth of experience in helping companies drive growth, world-class competitiveness, and performance excellence, and has led efforts to save dozens of operations in the U.S. by finding new ways for them to compete. A Wisconsin native, Brinkman holds a business degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.



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