Congratulations on your three year anniversary. Your efforts in posting new material every few days are appreciated. Regarding Caterpillar, I was secretly hoping they would increase their corporate presence in Milwaukee, where their mining equipment division is headquartered. Perhaps they still will. But as a native of Peoria, and with at least four previous generations of family members having lived in the city, I'm happy for Peoria's success. With Johnson Controls considering plans for a 52-story headquarters in downtown Milwaukee, perhaps its time to tell a new narrative (perhaps on the re-ascendance of the Midwest manufacturing economy) that acknowledges the existence of firms like Caterpillar and Johnson Controls that have fully adapted to the global economy and now have headquarters filled with thousands of engineers, scientists, and information technology professionals..

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