Monday, February 26, 2007
EDPro Jon Bartz sent along an article about the Milwaukee 7, the group formed to help move the 7 county region in Southeastern Wisconsin.
After surveying manufacturing firms last August, the group has released a report on biomedical firms in the region. Read more.
Jon highlights two sentences in the article:
"They've come up with interesting preliminary results. The challenge is to turn them into concrete strategies and actions by (industry) that solve the concerns of the CEOs," Plosila said.
Although M-7 organizers have no plans for developing such strategies, they aren't dismissing the idea."
Jon asks a good question: If they have no plans for doing something with the data, why collect the in formation in the first place?
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