With more than $60 billion worth of manufactured goods each year, Wisconsin is one of the country’s top manufacturing states. Many of the items produced here are exported to other countries around the world. The number of people employed in manufacturing industries is also impressive, as nearly a half million Wisconsinites make their living in this critical sector of the economy. That’s why the continued debate over tariffs imposed by our government is so important to people living in the Badger state.
On this edition of UWM Today, we’re taking a closer look at how tariffs – which have become a favorite tool of the Trump administration – impact the businesses and the people of Wisconsin. Our guest is Hamid Mohtadi, a professor of economics at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Letters and Science.