Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Pollster says health care ‘among top issues’ for voters heading into 2020 election

Kaiser Family Foundation pollster Ashley Kirzinger said health care is “among the top issues” voters want to hear about heading into the...

New DOR business development unit to support WEDC strategy

Revenue Secretary Peter Barca says a new business development unit at DOR will support the WEDC's economic development strategy. 

Metro Milwaukee’s economic growth continues on sluggish path, report shows

The latest report from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce shows the metro area’s economic growth “continues on a sluggish path.” 

Dems say marijuana legalization would bring multi-billion dollar industry to Wisconsin

Dem lawmakers say marijuana legalization would bring a multi-billion dollar industry to the state and help farmers survive, calling Wisconsin an "island"...

Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes

Researchers in the WARF Accelerator program are using advanced imaging technology to detect late blight in potatoes, which famously led to the...

Venture Investors fund targeting medical surgery, drug discovery startups

Venture Investors’ new $75 million fund is investing in three companies developing medical surgery technologies plus another creating a drug discovery platform. 

Data tools improving disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment

New data tools being developed in Wisconsin and elsewhere aim to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.  One...

Wisconsin corn growers, ethanol producers opposing small refinery exemptions

Ethanol producers and corn growers in Wisconsin say the Trump administration’s move to exempt certain refineries from biofuel requirements is harming their...

Selig recounts political struggles around securing financing for Brewers ballpark in new book

Before Miller Park opened, the Milwaukee Brewers went to the post-season playoffs twice. After playing in Miller Park since...

Cancer therapy receives ‘orphan drug’ designation from European Commission

Cellectar Biosciences’ cancer therapy has received “orphan drug” designation from the European Commission for the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer of...

Evers suggests Foxconn project horizon known only for next few years

Gov. Tony Evers is casting doubt on Foxconn's ability to create thousands of jobs in the state following a recent visit with...

Promise of telehealth goes well beyond remote diagnosis, experts say

UW-Eau Claire’s rural nursing specialist says the promise of widespread broadband internet and the technology it enables goes well beyond remote diagnosis. 

New WEDC CEO stresses strategic alignment within organization

WEDC's new CEO stressed the importance of strategic alignment among leadership, board members and staff at the agency's latest board meeting.

Department of Revenue boosts personal income growth projections for this year

The state Department of Revenue has boosted its projections for personal income growth over this year, while slightly downgrading expectations for 2020. 

International cheese exports seen as untapped opportunity by dairy expert

Eighteen of the 51 recommendations made by the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 earlier this year have seen some form of action,...
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