Wisconsin Economy Publications

Below is a list of our reports related to Wisconsin economy, in descending order by year published. Explore other topics here and all COWS reports here.

  • Joel Rogers. Workers Need Greater Voice, Power. The Capital Times, 2001.

    Sustaining Wisconsin Column
    Published in The Capital Times but often republished around the state, these were part of an 18-month public education campaign COWS ran before the 2002 WI gubernatorial primary election.
    NB: Not responsible for article titles.

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  • Joel Rogers. Where Are John and Jane Q. Public?. The Capital Times, 2001.

    Sustaining Wisconsin Column
    Published in The Capital Times but often republished around the state, these were part of an 18-month public education campaign COWS ran before the 2002 WI gubernatorial primary election.
    NB: Not responsible for article titles.

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  • A report prepared for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), this report analyzes supplier upgrading, evolving OEM-supplier relations, and directions for future manufacturing modernization policy and research in Wisconsin.

    This report is a follow up to Common Problems and Collaborative Solutions, a study of the changing relations between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers, with special focus on participants in the Supplier Training Program (STP) activities of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Program (WMEP), as led by the OEM principals of the Supplier Training Consortium (STC).

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  • Joel Rogers. Where Are John and Jane Q. Public?. The Capital Times, 2001.

    Sustaining Wisconsin Column
    Published in The Capital Times but often republished around the state, these were part of an 18-month public education campaign COWS ran before the 2002 WI gubernatorial primary election.
    NB: Not responsible for article titles.

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  • Joel Rogers, David Wood, and Myron Orfield. Milwaukee Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for High-Road Growth. COWS, 2000.

    A report from COWS and the Metropolitan Area Research Corporation.

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  • This report examines individual OEMs’ (Original Equipment Manufacturer) supplier management strategies, focusing on commonalities and differences in their approach to broadly similar problems associated with supply-chain rationalization.. While all the OEMs in the study aim at getting their products quicker to the customer by trimming supply chains, establishing closer relationships with suppliers, and assisting them in performance improvement, each OEM follows a different path,  depending on its size, corporate structure, products, and markets. The report concludes with policy recommendations for the consortium.

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  • David E. Wood, Joel Rogers, and Josh Witford. “At the Center of It All: The High Road Strategy for Menomonee Valley”. A Menomonee Valley Partners Report, COWS, 2000, p. 45.

    Written and produced for Menomonee Valley Partners by COWS, this report looks at the opportunities for “high-road” development in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley and offers recommendations to best redevelop the Menomonee Valley.

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  • Joel Rogers. Making Work Pay. Vol. 40, no. 10, Madison Magazine, 1998, p. 17.

    A discussion about legislation before the Madison City Council and Dane County Board about mandating a “living wage” for employees of local government and of firms contracting with or receiving economic assistance from that government.

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