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profile and its focus on agriculture
and dairy production, bio energy is of
central importance. The conversion of
dairy farmmanure into useful product
streams and bettermanuremanage-
ment to the benefit of soil, environ-
ment, and human health are key areas
forWisconsin. Using excess biomass
to generate renewable energy has the
potential to increase the region’s
reliable energy production, and an
innovative and sustainable bio energy
economy. GACCMidwest will be
leading a delegation of German
innovators in this sector toMadison
in June 2014. Focusing on organic
wastemanagement, the delegation
will discuss technology solutions,
recent and futuremarket develop-
ments, and new business opportuni-
ties at a Bio EnergyBusiness confer-
encewith theirWisconsin and
Midwestern counterparts. The goal of
the program is to establish synergies
that create new jobs and facilitate
rural development by providing
additional income streams for local
communities, farms, and businesses.
Tightly related to the bio energy
sector is another famous component
ofWisconsin’s economic strength.
Also known as America’s Dairyland,
the State ofWisconsin is one of
America’s leaders in dairy production,
particularly for cheese. This profile
originates from the immigrants that
brought their cheese-making tradi-
tions over to the newworld and
utilizedWisconsin’s suitable geogra-
phy for dairy farming.
Essential for the state’s economy is its
location between theGreat Lakes and
theMississippi River. Milwaukee is
certainly the state’s business center;
the stunning natural beauty extends
to all ofWisconsin’s 72 counties.
Abundant lakes, forest-covered rolling
hills, and a beautiful landscape
transforming through four distinct
seasons attract a high volume of
tourists each year. One of the phe-
nomena of the state’s geography is
also its namesake:Wisconsin ismost
likely derived from theAlgonquian
word for the red sandstone that lines
the state’s rivers.
This is the official name but the state
is often referred to as “Badger State”.
This nickname originally referred to
leadminers fromWisconsinwho
lived in temporary caves cut into the
hillsides.When they returned to
Wisconsin, they brought along the
nickname, which, eventually, was
applied to all of the people of
Wisconsin and, finally, to the state
itself. The badger even has been
adopted asWisconsin’s state animal.
The state’s location in the heart of the
AmericanMidwest puts it into a 500
mile radius of 31% of all U.S.
manufacturing operations, 30% of all
U.S. business operations, 36% of all
U.S. capital investment by industry
and 33% of all U.S. population – all
key factors inmaking the Badger
State an attractive investment
location for German businesses across
all industries.
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Bioferm Energy Systems
Madison
Bosch Packaging Technology New Richmond
Hainbuch America, Corp.
Germantown
HermleMachine Company Franklin
Huf North America
Milwaukee
Krones, Inc
Franklin
MTI North America, Inc.
Madison
OptimaMachinery Corp.
Green Bay
Schunk Of North America Menomonee Falls
Selection of German Subsidiaries
Headquartered inWisconsin
1.www.bizjournals.com
2.www.carnegiefoundation.com
3.www.news.wisc.edu
4.www.nsf.gov
5.www.inwisconsin.com
6.www.forwardwi.org
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