BizTracker: First quarter 2019

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 01:40 pm

Wisconsin companies exported

$5.42 billion

in goods during the first quarter of 2019, a 0.66% drop from Q1 of 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The City of Milwaukee’s population decreased by


last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was


in April, a record low for the state.

Tourism generated a total of

$5.7 billion

in business sales to the greater Milwaukee area in 2018, according to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Wisconsin’s real gross domestic product grew


in 2018, the second-largest increase in the Midwest and the state’s strongest year of economic growth since 2010.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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