Workforce Development Area Directory

WDA 2 - Milwaukee County

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Milwaukee Area Workforce Development Board

Labor Market Economist

Wandy Miezio

email or call 262-695-7767

Wandy Miezio is a regional economist with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Her region includes the seven southeastern counties of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha. She is a life-long resident of the area, with degrees in economics and accounting from UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University. She has taught both subjects at Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.

Description

The Milwaukee Workforce Development Area (WDA) stands out as the state's only single-county WDA. Milwaukee, at just 242 square miles, is one of the state's smallest counties in terms of land area, but is by far the largest in terms of population and jobs. The City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's most populous, is the economic and cultural center of the region and the state. It is home to five Fortune 500 companies, six doctorate-granting colleges and universities, and two major professional sports teams.

Milwaukee is a port city located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan at the confluence of several large, navigable rivers. The city's favorable location, abundance of fresh water, and large, diverse, and productive population historically gave rise to the major industries of brewing and later, durable goods manufacturing. While manufacturing remains an important part of the local economy, employing about one tenth of the county's workforce, Milwaukee's economy has evolved and diversified and now provides more services than goods. Professional, business, education, and health services employ almost half of the county's workforce. In looking toward the future, Milwaukee looks to its past and intends to take advantage of the unique assets that contributed to its original growth. Milwaukee's advantageous location amid abundant, scenic sources of fresh water and an even larger, more diverse and more productive population will be utilized to foster economic expansion in water technologies, food production and tourism.

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Long Term: 2014-2024 Occupational Projections - WDA Excel 1,136 KB Regional Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2014-2024 Industry Employment Projections - WDA Excel 48.8 KB Regional Industry Employment Projections

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Occupational & Industry Employment Downloads

File Name File Type File Size Description
Short Term: 2017-2019 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 38 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Long Term: 2014-2024 Industry Employment Projections - Statewide Excel 41 KB Statewide Industry Employment Projections
Short Term: 2017-2019 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 135 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
Long Term: 2014-2024 Occupational Projections - Statewide Excel 141 KB Statewide Occupational Employment Projections
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