March 29. 2012 7:00AM - Last modified: March 29. 2012 7:09AM

MADISON - Wisconsin quietly a leader in medical technology

One of Wisconsin’s leading exports offers an encouraging sign.

It’s not cheese, motorcycles or football.

It’s high-end medical equipment. Think MRI, CAT scan, colonoscopy and ultra-sound.
Thanks in part to the presence of GE Medical and spinoffs from research at UW-Madison, Wisconsin is third in the nation in electromedical equipment manufacturing employment, with 6,100 jobs. Only California and Minnesota employ more in the field.

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