Last week, United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzger cited the work of the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen as representing a new 'Make It In America renaissance'.
Secretary Pritzger shared her remarks at the National Manufacturing Summit hosted by Wal-Mart recently.
Secretary Pritzger was announcing the awards as a way to identify promising new 'Manufacturing Communities' in the United States.
The Madison (WI) region was chosen for its emphasis on agriculture, food and beverage.
Secretary Pritzger had hundreds of projects nationally to choose from to represent what 'Manufacturing Communities' can mean for a better future. She chose the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen to talk about first.
"The IMCP designation is an important signal to potential investors that these communities are a good place to spend their money."
As a lifelong entrepreneur this is is profoundly gratifying.