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After 18 months at the helm, Jadin says MadREP is growing and thriving

It's been more than 18 months since Paul Jadin took over the eight-county economic development organization formerly known as Thrive. Much has changed since then....

Canadian diplomat warns on tariffs, energy policy

A Canadian diplomat warned Wednesday that Wisconsin businesses could suffer if his country slaps tariffs on U.S. products over a tiff involving meat. Roy Norton,...

Economic Scorecard poll: Voters like minimum wage, renewable energy but not Bucks arena help

The new quarterly Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll shows broad support for a higher minimum wage tied to inflation and more renewable energy. But registered voters want to...

Exact Sciences chief looks to boost state biotech sector

Kevin Conroy is awaiting the FDA’s final decision on Exact Sciences’ colon cancer test. In the meantime, he has some ideas on how...

Finding answer for funding transportation projects not easy

APPLETON -- Transportation is an integral part to Wisconsin's economy, but aging infrastructure means some tough decisions will need to be made soon to...

Free Tuesday Trends sample: Renewable energy rising, cheese producers mixed, coal 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...

MaryBeth Matzek: More hospitals seek out partners

This is an excerpt from a column posted at BizOpinion. Economic pressures, rising costs and lower reimbursement rates may soon make small, independent hospitals a...

MaryBeth Matzek: SBA makes it easier to get smaller loans

If you run a business and are looking for a loan of less than $350,000, things will soon get a little easier. Starting in...

Merlin Mentors helps fledgling entrepreneurs learn tricks for success

When Atif Hashmi was planning a startup a few years ago, he sought out others who’d been down the same road. Hashmi, a native...

Microbe Detectives looks to offer comprehensive microbial test for drinking water

Twenty years ago, Milwaukee was home to the largest waterborne disease outbreak in U.S. history, due to an invisible parasite known as Cryptosporidium. Microscopy and...

New York venture capitalist says Madison could be tech startup hub

Madison will never be Silicon Valley, but a New York City venture capitalist said Tuesday he believes the city has the potential to become...

Tina Hallis: The culture of the nod

When General Motors recently released its own internal investigation of how a car defect could kill thirteen people and be ignored for more than...

Up-and-coming companies profiled ahead of Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Students in the UW-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communications recently profiled more than a dozen state companies that are working on advancements the companies...

UpFront: Kohl’s focusing on “seamless” customer experience

Kohl's Corp. CEO Kevin Mansell said the Menomonee Falls-based company aims to be the most engaging retailer in the nation. Although he said the...

Venture capitalists say Midwest ripe for tech boom

Chris Olsen, an Ohio native and venture capitalist who worked for several firms in California, says he and his partners are bullish on the...

WEDC planning August trade trip to southeast Asia

WEDC is taking applications from businesses to attend a “global trade venture” to southeast Asia from Aug. 11 to Aug. 22. The trip -- aimed...

WEDC puts moratorium on historic preservation tax credits

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is placing a moratorium on issuing historic preservation tax credits after early demand came in nearly 10 times higher...

WisBusiness: The Show – Culver’s CEO and co-founder Craig Culver

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

WisBusiness: The Show – Drive Capital’s Chris Olsen

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

Wisconsin Energy to acquire Integrys Energy Group for $9.1 billion

Wisconsin Energy Corp. and Integrys Energy Group Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Wisconsin Energy will acquire...
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