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M-WERC: Report says energy and control sector set to grow

Contact: Joshua Morby

[Milwaukee, Wis.] - The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is excited to announce the results of a report titled, The Wisconsin Jobs ProjectA Guide to Creating Jobs in Sensors & Controls for Advanced Energy. The report, created by the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Wisconsin Energy Institute and M-WERC outlines how Wisconsin could capitalize on its strengths in sensors and controls for the advanced energy industry to drive economic growth.

“This report offers continued validation of the growth potential in the broad Energy, Power, and Controls sector that we represent, in this case in the specific areas of sensors and controls.” said M-WERC Chief Operating Officer Jeff Anthony. “A number of our member companies that comprise M-WERC have advanced technology offerings in sensors and controls, and the potential for the growth in those technologies is substantial. As the report notes, Wisconsin’s sensors and controls industry could support an average of 44,000 jobs each year through 2030. Our member companies are obviously very interested in this growth potential.”

The report describes how Wisconsin is well-positioned to tap into this market growth given the state’s base of at least 209 sensors and controls manufacturers, its skilled workforce and focus on technical training and its engaged university research community. Wisconsin also has the potential to build a strong local market for Wisconsin-made, sensor and control embedded technologies in the biogas, efficiency, grid and solar industries.

“We will be highlighting key aspects of this report at our next M-WERC meeting in Madison, Wisconsin on January 25, and will work with our members and partners to leverage the results of the report to strengthen our activities and coordinate efforts in the supply chain and workforce development areas this year,” said Anthony.


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