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April home sales down in Milwaukee area, but realtor group says ‘no big deal’

April home sales in the metro Milwaukee area fell 8.2 percent over the year, but the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors says...

Business Council director touts supplier diversity programs

The head of The Business Council in Milwaukee says boosting supplier diversity is "necessary" for strengthening the region's business community.

Union accusing landfill owner of ‘unfair labor practices’

The union representing workers at the Seven Mile Creek Landfill in Eau Claire County is accusing the owner of unfair labor practices.

Researchers develop method for diagnosing prostate cancer

WARF is seeking commercial partners for a new imaging-based method for diagnosing prostate cancer.  Researchers at UW-Madison have developed...

Tourism spending outperforms national average compared to 2019

Tourism spending in Wisconsin has outperformed the national average for the past two years in comparison to 2019 numbers, state officials announced.

MMAC survey finds tempered optimism among business leaders

The latest MMAC business outlook survey finds company leaders “more tempered in their optimism” due to inflation and persistent labor shortages. 

Concerns raised about solar imports investigation

Renew Wisconsin is raising concerns about a federal investigation into “alleged unfair trade practices” targeting solar energy products imported from southeast Asia. 

WPF report highlights arts and entertainment resurgence

A new Wisconsin Policy Forum report shows employment in the state's arts and entertainment sector is recovering after dropping off early in...

WisBusiness: the Podcast with Marion Riehemann, CEO and co-founding partner of Second Freedom

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with Marion Riehemann, the CEO and co-founding partner of Second Freedom, which provides executive...

UW-Madison engineers develop system for scanning 3D printed metal parts

UW-Madison engineers have developed a new system for scanning metal parts manufactured with a critical 3D printing technique that could benefit the...

Cybersecurity ‘talent gap’ expected to widen over next decade

A cybersecurity expert with Northwestern Mutual warns the field’s “talent gap” will widen in the next decade as technology continues evolving. 

UW-Extension report spotlights various measures of inflation

-- A recent analysis from UW-Extension’s economic development division finds five different measures of inflation all show rising prices. 

Unemployment rates in nine metros lower than pre-pandemic

Nine of the state’s 12 major metropolitan areas had lower unemployment rates in March than pre-pandemic, the latest federal figures show. 

Bronzeville effort aims to keep creative talent in Milwaukee

An adjunct professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is spearheading an effort to restore properties in the city's Bronzeville...
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Former ambassador sees opportunity for Wisconsin ag amid supply chain disruption

As the war in Ukraine disrupts supply chains for fertilizers, grains and other agricultural products, the head of the Wilson Center sees...
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