Now in its second year, the 2022 Wisconsin Manufacturing Report™ gauges Wisconsin manufacturing executives’ perceptions of the state of their business, their outlook on manufacturing, and identifies and explores key issues impacting their business and employees. 

The 2022 Wisconsin Manufacturing Report is based on 400 interviews and five focus groups conducted across the state with manufacturing executives who provided depth to key issues, including:

  • Perception of current business climate and economy
  • Revenue, capital expenditures, and profitability predictions
  • Cybersecurity trends in manufacturing
  • COVID-19 impact on manufacturers
  • Hiring difficulties in manufacturing

The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing Productivity (WCMP) commissioned this study in collaboration with WMEP Manufacturing Solutions (WMEP) and the University of Wisconsin-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). The Wisconsin Manufacturing Report is sponsored by First Business Bank.