Region’s manufacturing sector continued contracting in August

Southeastern Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector continued contracting in August, marking the second straight month the sector has shrank after an extend run of growth. The Milwaukee-area PMI in the latest Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing came in at 48 for August, down from 49.42 in July. A reading above 50 suggests the region’s manufacturing sector is growing

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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