Written by Dave Wegge
How can employers in the Green Bay Area find workers with the skillsets their organizations need? Clearly they can attract and retain new workers from outside our area, but they might want to consider training and retaining individuals right here in our area. And there’s a potential workforce available! [Click A Natural Workforce Solution to read the full article.]
Phil Hauck, Economic Disruption & Transformation Signals Team
I was recently introduced to a futurist named Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute. In a recent blog post, he makes the point that all these high-tech advancements that are replacing jobs aren’t a negative, but historically have been a positive. The negative impact gets attention because it is “seeable,” an unemployment statistic. What’s unseen is this: When a robot replaces a job in a factory, the job-holder is theoretically now in a worse position, looking for another job and/or living on unemployment. But, Frey illustrates, the product that robot created will now appeal to more and more people, creating other jobs up the line, and provide a better quality of life. That, in turn, yields a more dynamic economy that spawns more jobs.
Click January 2021 BACC to read newsletter. Highlighted content is “High Tech Advancements and Job Growth (Phil Hauck); Retain your Retirees (Dave Wegge).
Click December 2020 BACC to read newsletter. Highlighted content is “We Can Play in the AI Arena (Phil Hauck); Vince Zehren, Rest in Peace (Woessner)
Written by Phil Hauck
While our area has fallen behind on efforts toward economic transformation, the signals tell us we’re in a great position now to be a real player – even in the area of artificial intelligence. The first way to take advantage of technology, though, isn’t technological. It’s knowing your customer’s opportunities for greater effectiveness in your area of expertise! Or, put another way, it’s knowing your customer’s customer. [Link to full article We Can Play in the AI Arena]
Click November 2020 BACC to read newsletter. Highlighted content is “Diane Roundy and Gratzia Villarroel honored; We Can’t Buy It – Let’s Build It (Randall Lawton).”
Written by Randall Lawton
In the drive to create economic dynamism, our community clearly missed the early technology and start-up entrepreneurial thrust. As we watched early technology innovators on the West and East coasts, it became obvious we were missing opportunities, and our local economy was falling behind. However, when the right infrastructure components are put in place and executed effectively, the economic dynamism of communities thrives. Greater Green Bay now has the infrastructure and the mental model to take some giant steps. [Link to full article We Can’t Buy It – Let’s Build It]