Research & Impact
WMC Foundation’s The Future Wisconsin Project is a long-term strategic plan for Wisconsin aimed at creating sustained economic growth. Throughout the lifetime of the project, WMC Foundation has conducted research amongst Wisconsin employers, educators and government leaders to identify the greatest challenges facing Wisconsin’s economy, and solutions to drive the state forward.
WMC Foundation’s Future Wisconsin Project released its “Wisconsin 2035” report to detail the challenges facing Wisconsin’s business community and propose potential solutions for long-term economic growth. The new publication identifies the workforce shortage as the biggest problem facing Wisconsin’s business community. The workforce shortage must be tackled in three ways: attraction, retention and expansion. The Badger State must take bold action to erase the stigma of being the best kept secret in the Midwest, and it must once again become a leader on reform.