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  • Ferguson: Head of apple association optimistic despite fall-off in harvest
    At first blush, the situation for Wisconsin apple producers might appear to be dire. But Tom Ferguson, head of the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association, is philosophical about the forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that this year’s harvest will be down about 20 percent compared to las... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This week's installment of WisBusiness: The Show features Biolonix president Jim Tretheway discusses how his company uses technology to make food safer. Tom Still's commentary fe... <more>

  • Forsberg: Funding uncertainty may hinder researcher enthusiasm for stem cells
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com UW-Madison researchers and other Wisconsin scientists may be so fed up with the controversy surrounding human embryonic stem cells that they switch to other, more stable research projects. So says Erik Forsberg, head of WiCell, a private, non-profit subsidia... <more>

  • Romanski: Working to carry on mentor's vision for Wisconsin agriculture
    MADISON – Promotions are usually reasons to celebrate. But for Randy Romanski, who was named secretary of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection last week, the move was more than a little bittersweet. That’s because Romanski, who had served as deputy to former secreta... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This edition features Mark Underwood, the president of Quincy Bioscience, talking about the unlikely link between a special kind of jellyfish and a successful biotechnology produ... <more>

  • Busalacchi: DOT secretary says intermediate high-speed rail stations 'irrelevant'
    The state will have spent roughly $300 million on the Milwaukee-to-Madison rail line by the end of the year, state Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi (left) says. With local officials raising concerns about costs, he also said the project can move forward without them if necessary. He adde... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this edition, Bryan Renk of BioFoward gives a preview of the Aug. 25 Biotechology Vision Summit. Plus, we have the Wisconsin stock report for mid-August and commentary from W... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. Watch this edition's interview with Phoenix Nuclear's Greg Piefer and find out why Wisconsin's the ideal place for their company to be. Plus, we have the Wisconsin stock report fo... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, an interview with Jeff Madden, construction executive for Mortenson Construction. Plus, we have the Wisconsin stock report for late July and commentary from Wisco... <more>

  • Trumble: Wisconsin tourism rebounding from 2009, but business travel still slow
    Wisconsin tourism is on a pace this year to grow roughly 7 percent over 2009, but still won’t be back to 2008 levels until next year. That’s the word from Kelli Trumble, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, who calls the “uptick” in travel in the Badger State a positive trend. She sai... <more>

  • Biel: Closing Chicago locks would be ‘disaster’ for Illinois economy
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The spread of Asian carp to Lake Michigan has the potential to become a major environmental problem, concedes Mark Biel, executive director of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois and head of a group called “Unlock Our Jobs.” But the call to close the shi... <more>

  • Koskinen: Economy rebounding but state needs two years of growth for job recovery
    With 30,000-plus jobs added since January, Wisconsin is well on its way to economic recovery, says John Koskinen, chief economist at the state Department of Revenue. Still, he adds, it will take two more years of solid growth for the Badger State to regain the 190,000 positions lost during what som... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, an interview with CEO of Virent Systems, Lee Edwards. Plus, we have the Wisconsin stock report for early July and commentary about Wisconsin's ranking among busin... <more>

  • Risser expects some kinks with smoking ban, but sees longterm success
    Sen. Fred Risser is expecting a few bumps in the road as the statewide workplace smoking ban becomes law this week. In an interview with WisPolitics, Risser, D-Madison, remembers there were some initial problems when his hometown adopted one of the first indoor smoking bans in the state five years... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features Sean Baxter, Kayser Automotive Group's vice president. Plus, we have the Wisconsin stock report for mid-June and commentary about the impact of the golf indu... <more>

  • Larsen: Reborn Potosi Brewing Company looks to fuel economic growth
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The Potosi Brewing Company is back. And three of the beers it produces are available not only in the brewpub in the small Mississippi River town from which it takes its name, but around the Badger State, northwest Illinois and soon, Minnesota. The... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features an interview with Jim Haney, who's retiring from his leadership position with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce after more than a quarter century at the h... <more>

  • Marks: Recruitment expert says personnel can outweigh planning for new business
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Strong business plans are important for a start-up, that’s a gimme. But perhaps even more crucial to a nascent firm is the team assembled to lead the company. So says Sue Marks, a serial entrepreneur and investor who is founder and CEO of Brookfield-based P... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features an interview with Joe Kremer, director of the Wisconsin Angel Network. It also has the Wisconsin stock report for late May and commentary on animal research ... <more>

  • Bright: Entrepreneurship academy to kick off with June road trip
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Entrepreneurs may not yet be the rock stars of the decade, but their stature is gaining along with the understanding of how important they are to a growing economy. Which is why Michael Bright, a self-described recovering contract lobbyist, has started the W... <more>

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