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Eisenhower Center - MeganForget about quantitative easing. The folks at the Eisenhower Center Inc. in Milwaukee figure the best tool for dealing with a slow economy is the peanut butter-molasses dog treat.

 

The Eisenhower Center is a nonprofit work-training program that provides rehabilitation services for people with developmental disabilities.

 

With many of its partner companies ravaged by tough economic conditions, leaders at the Eisenhower Center decided the organization had to diversify in order to keep serving its clients with disabilities. The organization's niche is in assembly, packaging, mail order and product rework services.

 

"These partnerships continue to play a vital role in our mission," the organization says on its website.

 

"However, in recent years a number of our key partners have gone out of business."

 

Other key partners have seen drastic production cuts.

 

The downturn has resulted in revenue from the center's work training programs falling to a quarter of what it was before the recession, said Barbara Rowland, executive director of the center.


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