WisBusiness: 3rd Quarter Earnings Strong for State's Manufacturers
By Brian E. Clark
Wisconsin’s equipment manufacturing sector is performing well – as indicated by third quarter earnings reports - and should lead Wisconsin’s economy in 2006, economists said recently.
“It’s not so much sales to consumers as it is sales of equipment to other businesses that is driving this – and Wisconsin’s economy is disproportionately based on the machinery industry,” said Don Nichols, a professor of economics and public affairs at UW-Madison.
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