BizTracker: December 2018

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:12 am

The Milwaukee-area manufacturing index for November was

56.63

Any reading greater than 50 indicates growth in the sector.


Amtrak’s Hiawatha service between Milwaukee and Chicago served

844,396

passengers in the 2018 fiscal year, up 1.8 percent from fiscal 2017 and a new high for the route.


Wisconsin’s economy added

32,000

private-sector jobs from October 2017 to October 2018, ranking 42nd nationally.


Wisconsin’s real GDP increased

2.8%

in the second quarter of this year, ranking 48th nationally.


Homes in majority African-American neighborhoods in the Milwaukee area are devalued by

34%

compared to homes in majority non-black neighborhoods, according to a Brookings Institution report.

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