Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman


Exponential change coming to Wisconsin

The more I learn, the more I’m convinced that transformational change will impact all of us in Wisconsin. This transformation disproportionately impacts manufacturing — our most prominent industry — so Wisconsin sits squarely in the change crosshairs.

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Are you ready for Foxconn?

I had an interesting week traveling the state and engaging business leaders from many different regions.

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Can we really transform Wisconsin?

Wisconsin faces an economic transformation with many promising opportunities. Still, many of our business leaders remain locked in on outdated workforce approaches that fail to recognize the changes taking place.

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Wisconsin’s economy looks ready for takeoff

One of the best parts of my job is being a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Worker shortage should increase wages — is your company ready?

I caught up on reading during the New Year’s weekend and came across a Wall Street Journal article that showed how the front edge of the body gap is beginning to affect wages.

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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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