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After success in Wisconsin, gener8tor opening Minneapolis office

gener8tor is expanding its nationally-ranked startup mentoring program into Minneapolis. The accelerator has seen success in its Madison and Milwaukee locations, with its 42...

As state studies self-insurance, critics say evaluation is ‘not enough’

Gov. Scott Walker's administration has rolled out another step in evaluating whether it's a good idea to self-insure state employees. But last week's release...

Cross calls for more partnerships between UW System, industry leaders

UW System President Ray Cross says he and other higher ed leaders need to do a better job partnering with industry to build support...

Dems slam WEDC request to reallocate early stage tax credits

WEDC is looking to reallocate $8 million in early stage tax credits to a program aimed at expanding company locations or bringing in new...

Dems, WMC clash over manufacturing and ag tax credit

The debate over the manufacturing and ag tax credit continued today, with WMC rushing to its defense as Dems continued to slam it as...

Exact Sciences’ Conroy praises ‘great news’ as federal panel reverses position

Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy is hailing the “great news” from a federal task force, which reversed its preliminary position on the company’s colon...

Feigin recognizes Bucks arena hurdles, remains optimistic

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin says he rode out the intense politics surrounding a proposed new arena in downtown Milwaukee by "playing dumb." But...

Feigin wants to attract corporate headquarters near new Bucks arena

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin says he's been actively engaged in recruitment efforts to lure major corporations to Milwaukee as part of the new...

Hyde’s slim life jackets win Governor’s Business Plan Contest

The idea behind Pat Hughes’ slimmer life jacket came when someone drowned at his first triathlon. Hughes, whose company, Hyde, won the Governor’s Business...

International Water Association exec praises Milwaukee

A top International Water Association exec says Milwaukee will be the site of the group's North America office for two reasons. One reason, IWA's...

Joint Finance approves WEDC $8 million tax credit reallocation

The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved with an 11-4 vote WEDC's request to reallocate $8 million in tax credits, moving them from a program...

Mary Turke’s new firm looks to bring gig economy to legal industry

The prominent Madison lawyer Mary Turke isn’t launching the typical law firm. It doesn’t have a big office building, and its lawyers are independent...

Milwaukee area to have its first-ever Startup Week

Startup Milwaukee is looking for organizations in southeastern Wisconsin that will participate in the inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week. The events, to take place the...

My Snow Hero aims for clean sweep in snow removal business

Chad Wilke says he’d pay $1,000 more in taxes if the city would shovel his snow. That’s why the Middleton resident has decided to...

New WARF director praises ‘very strong’ Madison startup ecosystem

Incoming WARF Managing Director Erik Iverson says Madison can’t compare itself to larger tech hubs like Seattle or Austin. Instead, Iverson said, Madison’s “very strong”...

Panel: Wisconsin will see more natural gas enter its mix

While natural gas will continue playing a larger role in Wisconsin’s energy mix, the state is equipped to handle any unexpected run-up in prices,...

Report finds ‘little evidence’ of job growth after manufacturing & ag tax credit

A new report blasts the state’s manufacturing and ag tax credit for going over cost estimates while doing “little to promote job creation.” The report,...

Ten Wisconsin companies make Fortune 500 list

Brookfield’s Fiserv and Milwaukee’s WEC Energy Group climbed their way back onto the Fortune 500 list. The two join eight other Wisconsin companies in the...

Three startup leaders explain why they chose Wisconsin

For Comply365’s Kerry Frank, it was a call from Gov. Scott Walker. Understory’s Alex Kubicek saw a chance to help develop Madison’s growing startup...

Tixora to provide online tickets for Summerfest shuttles

Milwaukee startup Tixora has landed a contract with the Milwaukee County Transit System that will let people buy tickets online for Summerfest shuttles. The...

Waukesha business leaders ‘thrilled’ with approval to draw Lake Michigan water

Waukesha-area business leaders say they're "thrilled" the city's request to draw water from Lake Michigan has been approved. The request, a first-of-its-kind exemption under...

WisBusiness: The Show – WARF Managing Director Erik Iverson

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

Wisconsin gets low marks in entrepreneurship index

Wisconsin’s startup culture got another disappointing ranking from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, dropping three spots in its “growth entrepreneurship” index. But the results were...

Wisconsin home prices back to pre-recession levels

The price of a median home last month in Wisconsin last month rose to its highest level since May 2007. The price rose to...
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