Wisconsin economy As Master Lock Grows, Company Remains in Oak Creek By Mitch Teich • Aug 12, 2016 Master Lock Wisconsin-based company Master Lock attracted national headlines and a presidential visit a few years ago when it announced that it was bringing jobs back from overseas to its Milwaukee manufacturing plant. Clash of Generations: Millennials & Wisconsin Companies By Mitch Teich • Oct 12, 2015 Ted Eytan / Flickr Millennials make up the largest portion of Wisconsin's workforce, according to U.S. Census Current Population Surveys data. Report Shows Wisconsin's Small Business Environment Is Improving By Audrey Nowakowski & Mitch Teich • Feb 13, 2015 velkr0, flickr Listen Listening... / 9:20 Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Christine Kymn, Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. How important are small businesses to the state's economy? Survey: Many Wisconsinites Think State Economy Headed in Wrong Direction By Mitch Teich & Gaby Magallanes • Jun 13, 2013 Flickr Listen Listening... / 6:50 Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews researcher Joe Cera about the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard. A new poll shows decreasing confidence in the state of Wisconsin's economy. Report Pegs Wisconsin Economic Growth 49th in U.S. By Bob Bach • Jun 6, 2013 The state of Wisconsin ranks next to last among the 50 states for economic growth over the next six months.