levels. Similarly, 2017 employment in medical equipment and supplies manufacturing was 10% below 2001
employment levels in the industry. Employment data suppression preclude
s an analysis of employment change over
the same period since 2001, but 2017 employment in electromedical and electrotherapeutic apparatus manufacturing
was 17% below 2005 levels. Furthermore, 2017 employment in irradiation apparatus manufacturing was 66% below
2008 employment values.

The employment changes in medical device and equipment manufacturing may surprise some readers, but are not
necessarily unexpected for several reasons. First, total employment within each of these categories is relatively small,
making the industries much more sensitive to percentage changes relative to state and national changes in
employment. Second, while national employment changes have not been as intense as those found in the Madison
Region, employment in these industries has indeed dropped nationwide over the last several decades. These
industries in the State of Wisconsin also have not been immune to employment declines. Finally, the Madison Region
has experienced a number of well-documented closures or employment reductions in these industries.

Despite these employment changes, the Madison Region remains an important location for the manufacturing of
medical devices and equipment. Specifically, the Madison MSA ranks 29th among all MSAs for electromedical and
electrotherapeutic apparatus establishments, 20th in analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing establishments
and 12th for irradiation apparatus manufacturing establishments.

The Madison MSA also has location quotients either above 1.25 or well above 1.25 in these three manufacturing
categories. Accordingly, the 20 or so firms in this category comprise an important niche in the Madison Region's
bioscience industry.
Madison Region Economic
Partnership
MadREP President Paul Jadin with Wisconsin Governor Tony
Evers and Destination Madison CEO Deb Archer at Garver
Feed Mill Grand Opening
Sector Highlight: Bioscience

Earlier in  2019, MadREP unveiled reports on the Madison
Region's five key industry sectors: Advanced Manufacturing;
Agriculture, Food & Beverage; Bioscience; Healthcare; and
Information Communication Technology (ICT). The full
reports can be found at madisonregion.org/research.

Medical Device & Equipment Manufacturing Employment
Employment within the medical device and equipment
manufacturing component of the bioscience cluster has
largely declined over the past decade. In 2017, employment
in analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing in the
Madison Region was down 41% from 2001 employment