Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

May 2018


Wisconsin leads the pack?

We clearly lead the country in removing the skills gap as an obstacle to filling open positions. Still, challenges remain.

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Too many workers on the sidelines?

Many analysts looking deeper at the statistics see potential workers on the sidelines, not engaged in the workforce.

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Serious message from the East Coast — engage!

Many of you chide me about my connections to the Harvard Business School — most of time deservedly so.

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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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