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  • WisBusiness: The Show - Doug Nelson, M&I Bank
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this mid-March edition of WisBusiness: The Show, M&I Bank Madison Regional President Doug Nelson responds to questions of political support and contributions, Tom Still talks... <more>

  • Round-up: 4th annual Future of Midwest Energy forum
    Emerging EPA greenhouse gas regulations, if they survive, will raise utility rates in Wisconsin and may result in the closure of some older coal-fired plants in the state, three panelists agreed during a recent luncheon in Madison. They disagreed on other possible effects of the rules. A trio of pa... <more>

  • Bauer: New WMC head says group will remain politically active
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Expect more political activism from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce – the state’s largest business group – after Wisconsin Bankers Association head Kurt Bauer takes over the helm on March 31. “Our members expect the WMC to be a strong advocate in Madison ... <more>

  • Klett says investing in tourism brings many happy returns -- for visitors and economy
    For nearly two decades as host of the "Discover Wisconsin" travel program, Stephanie Klett was on the road 200 days a year. That ought to prepare Klett well for her new job as secretary of the Department of Tourism. And, if Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill passes, she’ll have something big to tal... <more>

  • Leonhart: Early childhood education important to economic growth
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Multi-billion-dollar state budget deficits notwithstanding, Jim Leonhart believes there’s no time like the present to boost investment in early childhood education. “The bottom line is essentially, ‘when do you want to pay?” argued Leonhart, executive vice p... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Rod HIse, The Luminis Group
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. WisBusiness.com: The Show kicks off March 2011 with exports and taxes and tech, oh my! In the featured interview, Rod HIse from The Luminis Group provides insight into tech le... <more>

  • Brancel: New DATCP secretary ready for budget challenges
    When Ben Brancel was secretary of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 10-plus years ago, former Gov. Tommy Thompson kept him busy with new initiatives. This time around, Brancel, 60, has a new boss in Gov. Scott Walker. Burdened with a multi-billion-dollar state budge... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Zack Robbins of the Morgridge Institute for Research
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This edition features Zack Robbins of the Morgridge Institute for Research, who discusses a federal small business research grant conference to be held in Wisconsin. Tom Stil... <more>

  • Gottleib: New transpo chief sees aging infrastructure in need of repair and expansion
    By Brian Clark For WisBusiness.com Mark Gottlieb, the new chief of the Department of Transportation, says there won’t be a gas tax hike. And while toll lanes may be in Wisconsin’s future, he’s not ready to support any toll roads. Not just yet. “There are a lot of options out there. Going into... <more>

  • Bugher: ‘New urbanist’ look for University Research Park 2 means mixed-use development in store
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com University Research Park on Madison’s west side is now home to 126 companies spread out over 255 acres. They provide 3,600 jobs, primarily in the biotech sector and many have been spun out of UW-Madison labs. That employment figure could be nearly tripled i... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Dept. of Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, Department of Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin talks to Liz Schrum about economic development while the stock report for early February looks at energy and fi... <more>

  • Anthony: Proposed rule changes would stifle wind industry
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com After years of working on compromises for the siting of wind turbines in Wisconsin, Jeff Anthony says he was blindsided earlier this month when Gov. Scott Walker proposed changes that Anthony argues would preclude future wind energy developments in the state.... <more>

  • Haney: Looking back as WMC hones in on a successor
    After a quarter century at the helm of WMC, Jim Haney can take pride in knowing he's one of only four -- so far. Only four men have led Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce during its 100-year history. “I have often said unless you screw up somehow, there's pretty good job security,” joked Haney, wh... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Thad Nation, executive director of Wired Wisconsin
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In the WisBusiness.com Stock Report, Liz Schrum reports on renewable energy and looks at tax breaks from the Republican-led Legislature. In his commentary, Tom Still looks ... <more>

  • Thilly: Outgoing head of WPPI Energy sees bright future for clean energy
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com High unemployment may have bumped concern about the environment and worries about climate change off the front pages. But Roy Thilly, president of Sun Prairie-based WPPI Energy and former co-chair of the Governor’s Global Warming Task Force, says he believes i... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Mark Bugher, director of University Research Park
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. The first episode of the new year kicks off with an interview with Mark Bugher, the director of University Research Park, Tom Still's commentary on hopes for 2011 and a new... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Paul Carbone, managing director of R.W. Baird
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. The final show of the year features Paul Carbone, managing director of R.W. Baird, explaining how to attract more venture capital into Wisconsin. It also features commentary fr... <more>

  • Collins: Researcher sees financial security elusive for many
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com J. Michael Collins is a UW-Madison researcher who is not much interested in coming up with mathematical models to calculate the optimal portfolio choice between bonds and equities for people in their 50s. He’d much rather be out in the field, talking with real... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Winslow Sargeant of the Small Business Administration
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this week's episode, the WisBusiness Stock Report sees state manufacturers on the rise and biomass energy on the decline. Then Tom Still has commentary on Milwaukee's ailing ... <more>

  • Kim: Morgridge Institute will speed delivery of discoveries to marketplace
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Sangtae Kim knows a thing or two about technology transfer, having worked as a UW-Madison and Purdue University scientist, a drug company executive and an official with the prestigious National Science Foundation. So he’s an excellent choice to lead the Mor... <more>

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