Letters from the President

Badger Meter’s Rich Meeusen Named Among Chief Executives by Institutional Investor Magazine

MILWAUKEE, November 28, 2017….. Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI), a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, announced today that Richard A. Meeusen was included in Institutional Investor’s 2018 All-America Executive Team, and was tied for first in the “Best CEO” category among SmallCap Capital Goods and Industrial Companies. More than 4,000 buy-side analysts, asset managers and sell-side researchers at over 1,200 firms that invest in U.S. equities independently voted to determine the rankings. In 2016, Badger Meter achieved record sales, earnings and earnings per share, and marked its 24th consecutive year of increased dividend payments. O

November Letter from the President

Technology has become a foundational element of our society. The way we communicate, do business, travel and manufacture our products is reliant on technology. As a growing region that is now attracting international companies like Haribo, Foxconn and potentially, Amazon, our ability to match the demands of a technology centered economy is more imperative than ever. Milwaukee is home to some of the world's largest innovative and technology focused companies -GE, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, ManpowerGroup, Northwestern Mutual, FIS and Fiserv...just to name a few. Our biggest issue is a regional shortage of tech talent. As we learned at the past GMC membership meeting, the need for m

Regional communication stressed again at GMC panel on Foxconn

Foxconn Technology Group's reach is extending all throughout southeastern Wisconsin, and that included the November meeting of the Greater Milwaukee Committee Monday, where several of the development's key local figures spoke to the membership about how they're coping with the Taiwanese giant's arrival. Marquette University president Michael Lovell moderated a panel discussion on Foxconn at The University Club Monday and dictated conversation between four local employment figures: MATC president Vicki Martin, Employ Milwaukee president and CEO Earl Buford, Waukesha County Board chairman Paul Decker and Public Policy Forum president Rob Henken. Like several other regional stakeholders have do

Foxconn wants autonomous vehicle lane as part of I-94 expansion

Foxconn Technology Group asked for an autonomous vehicle lane to be included in the expansion of Interstate 94 North-South in Racine County, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy said during a Greater Milwaukee Committee meeting on Monday. The special session legislation setting up Foxconn’s $3 billion in tax credits and breaks also authorized $252.4 million in borrowing to complete the expansion of I-94 in Racine County, but that money cannot be spent without an award of federal funding for the project. Mount Pleasant and state officials have also worked together to have the Wisconsin Department of Transportation handle local road construction. Sheehy said the

Driverless vehicle lanes on I-94 being studied for Foxconn

Spurred by Foxconn Technology Group and its plans for a mega-factory in Racine County, state highway planners are studying the possibility of including special lanes for driverless vehicles on I-94. Should that come to pass — and at this point it is only something being contemplated — it would put Wisconsin in the vanguard of what many believe will be a key part of transportation in the future. Driverless cars have been developed and are being tested, but there are no highway lanes dedicated to so-called autonomous vehicles, a spokesman with the U.S. Department of Transportation said. Word of the possible development here emerged Monday from Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwauke

Featured Letters
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

© 2018 by Greater Milwaukee Committee

Call Us:

414-272-0588

​Find us: 

247 W Freshwater Way, Suite 400

Milwaukee, WI 53204