Wisconsin Economic Development Guide

2015-2016

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W I S C O N S I N E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T G U I D E 43 usinesses in Wisconsin are known for making things — from huge cranes to precise machine parts. But Wisconsin also excels in another area vital to manufacturing: energy, power, and controls (EPC). Mid-West Energy Research Consortium One organization ensuring Wisconsin's leadership in EPC is the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) with its mission of exchanging information related to EPC and encouraging new EPC technology. "The Wisconsin environment is supportive of the EPC cluster," says Alan Perlstein, executive director and CEO of M-WERC. "There are academic institutions here. There's a skilled workforce. And, there are government institutions willing to partner with companies to grow what is the leading-edge cluster of businesses and academic institutions in the state." To ensure Wisconsin's lead in the b y M I C H A E L P. K A S S N E R B The Importance OF POWER E N E R G Y , P O W E R A N D C O N T R O L S Generator assembly line Photo: Generac Power Systems

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