Sunday, August 9, 2020

Z_ARCHIVE Commentary

Tom Still: Academic R&D pays for itself in terms of jobs and economic growth

MADISON – As the Legislature’s budget-writing committee wrestles with balancing the state’s biennial budget, calls for additional cuts in spending by the University of...

Stephen Heins: GE & California Assume Leadership with Bold Environmental Strategy

Combining Economics, Energy, Efficiency and Emissions into New Business Model May 19, 2005. Plymouth, WI. Some longtime U.S. energy watchers may be...

Tom Still: Celtic Tiger purring along as Irish economy copes with competition

GALWAY, Ireland – The signs of prosperity are unmistakable in and around this western Irish city. Construction crews are at work everywhere, even in...

Tom Still: State fares well in economic rankings – most of the time

INSIDE WISCONSIN MADISON – Virtually all rankings are subjective. If you don’t believe that, just ask Division 1 college football coaches whose teams don’t get...

Tom Still: Having two biomedical centers in Wisconsin will help the state

INSIDE WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE – Examine the techno-geography of other states across the Midwest, and you’ll find they’re generally “bipolar.” No, that’s not a psychiatric...

Tom Still: In an increasingly ‘flat’ world, Wisconsin must adapt to compete

By Tom Still MADISON – Four separate but ultimately connected events help to explain Wisconsin’s efforts to compete in a changing world: Speaking to business leaders...

Bill Skewes: Wisconsin Utilities Provide Good Value

Much has been made recently of the increase in electric rates Wisconsin customers pay to their local utility companies. For consumers in a...

Tom Still: Central American Free Trade Agreement deserves a fair look

By Tom Still MADISON – The points on Wisconsin's free-trade compass have shifted. Ten years ago, the magnetic arrows were predominantly east-west; Wisconsin's largest trading...

Pepi Randolph: Selling Metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin Business Climate On-Line

I applaud the Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its president Tim Sheehy for leading the charge in creating a benchmarking report that...
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