Navigating the New Economy: What can Wisconsin learn from South Carolina’s experience with BMW? Brought to you by UW-Milwaukee.

Foxconn’s potential impact is huge. Hear how a similar investment from BMW affected the South Carolina’s economy and take away lessons learned from the big changes in that state. Joey Von Nessen, a top economist at the University of South Carolina who has studied the BMW impact on manufacturing clusters, also does annual economic forecasts for the state and provides expert advice to the Federal Reserve. Von Nessen will relate the BMW experience to Foxconn in Wisconsin.

Von Nessen’s presentation, followed by a conversation with Wisconsin experts, will take place at the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant midday on Thursday May 24.

Panelists include: UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone, Roxanne Baumann, director of global engagement at Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and David Vasko, Rockwell Automation’s director of advanced technology.

Check-in, networking and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The presentation begins at 12:15 p.m. with a panel discussion to follow. Panelists to be announced later.

Partners in the May 24 event include organizers Wisconsin Technology Council,, and plus the Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, the Wisconsin League of Municipalities and the Wisconsin Counties Association. The latter three were part of the “Navigating the New Economy” series organized last year by, and UW-Extension.

Attend this important event, brought to you by UW-Milwaukee, ATC, Aurora Health Care, Sports Physical Therapists/Occucare, the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS (GMAR), the Southshore REALTORS Association (SRA) and Johnson Bank.

Location: SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant, WI 53177 Phone: (800) 247-7122


Cost (includes lunch): $25 for Tech Council members and and subscribers and members. $35 general admission.



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