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BizOpinion: Bipartisan vote on early stage capital bill may set tone for Legislature

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. There were times in recent years at which the Wisconsin Assembly couldn't muster 91 votes...

BizOpinion: Learning from others can help all types of entrepreneurs down the path

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. At a recent workshop in DeForest, seven entrepreneurs did something many people would find intimidating,...

BizOpinion: The Affordable Care Act has a “Cadillac tax” on businesses

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. The "Cadillac Tax" which is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or ObamaCare if...

BizOpinion: Wisconsin is well-positioned for explosion in health information technology

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. Like it or not, health-care reform is here to stay. Even if the Affordable Healthcare...

Economic Scorecard poll: State headed in right direction, but more see ‘poor’ economy

The newest edition of the Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll finds that a majority of residents -- 56 percent -- say Wisconsin is "headed in...

Energy driving foreign policy from Africa to Arctic

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A former ambassador to Tanzania praised the goals behind a coming Obama administration energy initiative in Africa while another former ambassador...

Free Tuesday Trends sample: Angel investing rising, state building projects mixed and unemployment council...

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: Early-state investing rising, mining mixed and Milwaukee arena 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: Federal contracts rising, AirVenture mixed and economic outlook 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: Maple syrup rising, economic optimism mixed and National Envelope 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...

Jansen: DWD’s new Office of Skills Development to work with private sector on worker...

Scott Jansen grew up in a blue-collar home on the northwest side of Milwaukee. His father drove a bus and his mother worked in...

Lyons: Coordinated lobbying push helped with VC bill success

After multiple false starts on a venture capital bill last session, those connected to the early stage investment industry knew they had to come...

Medical device company wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest

A company that has developed a portable device for treating diabetic foot ulcers won the grand prize in the 2013 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan...

New study focuses on manufacturing as key to state’s success

The Wisconsin Economic Future Study, a comprehensive look at the state's economic performance in key industries and competitiveness compared to peer states, recommends addressing...

Report: At least $163 million in early stage money invested in state companies in...

As the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference kicks off today in Middleton, a new report from the Wisconsin Angel Network finds Wisconsin companies raised more than...

UpFront: Biz representatives see state budget as good for business

On Sunday's "UpFront with Mike Gousha", Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce Vice President of Government Affairs Steve Baas and Milwaukee technology entrepreneur Kelly Fitzsimmons...

Utilities say too soon to determine Obama plan’s impact on rates

Representatives of two major Wisconsin utilities say they will not know until next year how new regulations limiting carbon emissions from existing coal-fired plants...

UW needs to rebuild trust with Legislature, Ward says

Outgoing UW-Madison chancellor David Ward said Wednesday he believes the university was “rightfully dinged” by the Legislature for not being forthcoming about a $650...

WEDC sees manufacturing outweighing biotech for future economic growth

MILWAUKEE -- Manufacturing and dairy farming still drive Wisconsin's economy and are the key places to focus future resources, despite struggles during the Great...

WisBusiness: The Show – Brian Birk of Sun Mountain Capital

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 – Sanjeev Chitre of Silicon Valley’s U Group

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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