Wisconsin is "America’s Dairyland," yet Oshkosh’s economy can better be described as a variation of the 1987 movie, "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," renamed instead as "Planes, Trains, and Trucks." The physical, human and business assets of Greater Oshkosh support the manufacturing industry as well as any region, making National Manufacturing Month — October — an important time for celebration in our community.
This election season, the question is often raised: "Does America make anything anymore?" The country can look to Oshkosh for both inspiration and a definitive yes. Let’s review the economic impact: