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Posted by Terri McCormick On May - 28 - 2009

“Without the integrity of a job, the American way of life and the middle class is not possible.”

The Economic and Jobs Standard requires positive and predictable growth in the development of all sectors of our economy including but not limited to; small to midsize business start ups in all sectors of business, industry, education, retail, tourism, and hospitality.  Sustainability of business is key and in large part attributable to the quality of our free market capitalistic economy.

Free and fair market provisions that determine the quality of our economy may include; open bid competition, anti trust protections, mainstreamed regulations, as well as criminal and civil checks and balances. Global market competition requires that the Whitehouse and Administration negotiate access to global markets, open trade agreements; patent and copyright protections and equal trade-open trade agreements.


The Gross Domestic Product is the greatest indicator of economic health in the American economy. The current record loss of jobs and American based businesses has created the largest wake up call to the middle class that this nation has had since the great depression. We have learned that without a vital and competitive manufacturing sector of the economy, the service and retail sectors of the economy will not be sustainable.

The Obama Economic Recovery Advisory Board

On May 20, 2009 the Economic Recovery Advisory Board comprised of 15 key industry leaders and professionals is to create a strategic plan for the 18 billion dollar economic recovery dollars.

It is anticipated that green jobs will lead the economic recovery through the use of alternative energy focused manufacturing and applications throughout the country.

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Reprinted in its entirety from JS Online 5-28-09

Grants offered to state manufacturers

By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: May. 28, 2009 10:12 a.m.

Grants have become available for Wisconsin manufacturers seeking ways to increase sales and lower costs.

The training grants, up to $6,500 each, are from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.

Companies can use the money to defray costs of “lean transformation” training offered by Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Money also is available to defray costs of a sales training program called “Eureka! Winning Ways.”

The grants are meant to cover up to 50% of WMEP training. Remaining costs must be paid by the company.

The grants are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Training must be completed by Dec. 31.

For more information, contact Dale Raab of WMEP at (414) 588-1350.

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