Biz Blog: GE Waukesha training program may become national model

In the heart of one of Wisconsin’s most conservative counties, Democratic President Barack Obama on Thursday identified a worker training program that he said could be a model for the country.

In the wake of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Obama visited a handful of cities across the country, including an appearance at General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines plant. In a speech lasting just under 25 minutes, the president echoed messages of his economic and domestic agenda from the State of the Union address. His remarks in Waukesha focused on job training, raising the minimum wage, equal pay for women and health care reform, in addition to bigger picture messages about the U.S. economy.

BizTimes reporter Dan Shafer puts the president’s Waukesha visit into context in today’s Milwaukee Biz Blog.

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