Wednesday, March 3, 2021

WisBusiness News

Producers, processors call for quick passage of imitation dairy, meat labeling

Farmers and food processors are calling for quick legislative action on bills to protect consumers from “misleading” labels on imitation products. 

Disaster response tech seeks funding to reach potential

Wisconsin startup Safepro Technologies wants funding to bring its laser evacuation guide technology to schools and businesses to save lives during an...

Producers applaud Evers’ $43 million budget proposal for ag

Wisconsin farmer and cheesemakers groups are applauding Gov. Tony Evers’ $43 million budget plan to help the state ag industry. 

Evers urges lawmakers to take action modernizing UI system

Gov. Tony Evers urged lawmakers to take immediate, bipartisan action on his proposal to modernize the state’s unemployment insurance system. 

Evers’ budget to include proposals aimed at reining in prescription drug costs

Gov. Tony Evers’ upcoming budget will include a series of proposals aimed at reining in the costs of prescription drugs. 

Alliant Energy to retire its last coal-fired facility

Alliant Energy will retire the Columbia Energy Center by the end of 2024 -- the last of its coal-fired facilities in Wisconsin.

gener8tor to host third northeast Upskilling Program in March

Madison-based startup incubator gener8tor plans to host its third Upskilling Program in northeast Wisconsin in mid-March after two successful cohorts last year. 

December unemployment rates increase in all metro areas, counties, most cities

Unemployment rates increased in all Wisconsin metro areas, counties and most of the state's largest cities in December, according to the Department...

Business Plan Contest benefits all applicants from all sectors

The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is an opportunity for startups of all sectors and sizes to experience the business plan process,...

DWD claims staff walk through outdated UI system

-- Gov. Tony Evers' plan to modernize the state's Unemployment Insurance system would automate the current tedious and time-consuming process, claims workers...

Forward BIOLABS leverages coworking to support biotech startups

As coworking becomes more popular among freelancers and small business professionals, the biotechnology industry is also seeing new opportunities to leverage the...

Report: Wisconsin’s pre-pandemic economy is a long road ahead

The state has a long road ahead before the economy returns to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest report from Forward Analytics.

State schools superintendent candidates hope to increase tech literacy

All seven of the state’s school superintendent candidates agreed that Wisconsin needs to increase the technology literacy of its students -- but...

Committee approves next phase of vaccine recipients with a nod to teachers

The state’s medical advisory committee put a special emphasis on teachers when passing its recommendations for the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Dairy veterans: flexibility, cooperation key to success

A trio of dairy industry veterans highlighted flexibility and openness to cooperation as keys to success as they led a virtual panel...
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