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Angel investments up in 2012; bigger boost predicted if VC bill passes

MADISON -- Investors pumped $163 million into 74 Wisconsin startups in 2012, a 7 percent increase over 2011, according to a new report from...

Audit finds WEDC falling short on oversight, accountability

The Legislative Audit Bureau found the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. lacked proper policies to manage its loan, grant and tax credit programs effectively, according...

BizOpinion: For proof of how venture capital funds can work, gaze across Lake Michigan

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. In many ways, Michigan looks a lot like Wisconsin. It shares hundreds of miles of...

BizOpinion: Hedging our bets: Oil-and-gas boom doesn’t end need for new energy solutions

This is an excerpt from a Tom Still column posted at BizOpinion. By now, or so the experts predicted, we were all supposed to be...

BizOpinion: Wisconsin’s long-term growth strategy at play in WEDC flap

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. Does the state of Wisconsin have a long-term growth strategy ... or an economic development...

Budget committee freezes UW tuition, cuts state spending

The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted Thursday night to freeze undergraduate tuition, revoke compensation flexibilities and remove any new state funding for the UW...

Change to venture capital bill would cut out WEDC

A proposed change to the venture capital bill would cut the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. out of the venture capital process altogether. The original bill...

Facing string of bad publicity, WEDC Board meets in Waukesha

The WEDC Board is meeting today in Waukesha amid a steady stream of negative publicity for the economic development agency. Gov. Scott Walker is attending...

FBI expert warns biotech firms of threat from espionage

Foreign espionage made headlines in the Badger State last month when a Chinese scientist was arrested for allegedly stealing cancer research at the...

Free Tuesday Trends sample: Dairy rising, jobs mixed and frac sand mining falling

Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Tuesday Trends. The full version of this weekly look at the state of...

Free Tuesday Trends sample: Tourism rising, venture capital mixed and WEDC falling

Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Tuesday Trends. The full version of this weekly look at the state of...

Free Tuesday Trends sample: Venture capital rising, air shows mixed and foreign land sales...

Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Tuesday Trends. The full version of this weekly look at the state of...

State job numbers present mixed picture on economic growth

The Department of Workforce Development released a flurry of job numbers Thursday, touting figures that showed Gov. Scott Walker about a quarter of the...

Tom Still: A trip to the mountaintop: Connecting the dots between health and well-being

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. It's not easy being the Dalai Lama. Not only are you handpicked for the job...

Transportation event tackles road funding, infrastructure improvements

WISCONSIN DELLS -- Congressman Tom Petri suggests technology might provide an answer for future state and federal transportation funding. The chair of the House highways...

Walker stands by WEDC

WEDC Board members frustrated by continuing problems, lack of communication

Members of the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. expressed frustration during a special meeting in Waukesha to review a critical audit. Some citizen...

WEDC board to discuss state audit at Wednesday meeting

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors will meet tomorrow to discuss the results of an audit that found problems with transparency and...

WEDC takes hits over audit findings

Democrats slammed the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. for an audit that found deficiencies in financial management and transparency of the organization, while WEDC officials...

WisBusiness: The Show – WellIntel CEO Marian Singer

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, Liz Schrum...

WisBusiness: The Show – Wisconsin Angel Network director Dan Blake

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, Liz Schrum...

WisBusiness: The Show – WMC President Kurt Bauer

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, Liz Schrum...
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