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  • Jackson: New head of Accelerate Madison sees hot market for programming, IT grads
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The overall economy may be struggling, but it’s a good time to be graduating with a software or information technology degree. That’s the word from Tammy Jackson, the new executive director of Accelerate Madison – which bills itself as the “the premier networ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - WMC Foundation's Jim Morgan
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode of WisBusiness.com: The Show, Tom Still talks about broadband coverage in rural Wisconsin, the WMC Foundation's Jim Morgan talks with Liz Schrum about build... <more>

  • Brandon: Rural broadband access could be key to economic development
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com If rural Wisconsin is going to lure any call centers and high-tech jobs away from India or other countries in Asia -- something Zach Brandon says is possible – then it's going to need much better access to broadband coverage. The same is true if Wisconsin want... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Platteville Public Schools' Greg Quam
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode of WisBusiness.com: The Show, Tom Still discusses the upside to the volatility of the Wisconsin economy, Liz Schrum talks to Platteville Schools' Greg Quam abo... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - WEA Trust President/CEO Mark Moody
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, Tom Still talks about the Wisconsin YES! contest, which he calls a great opportunity for middle and high school studen... <more>

  • Forum: Little agreement on best ways to cut deficits
    MILWAUKEE -- A recent forum on state and national deficits sparked debate on spending priorities and the state budget but provided little common ground for solutions. The forum "Debt and Deficit Reduction: Time for Action'' at UW-Milwaukee featured national and state experts before a campus audien... <more>

  • Newson stresses government experience in his new role atop DWD
    New DWD Secretary Reggie Newson shares the same goal as his predecessors -- connecting job seekers with job creators. But he comes at it from a much different background. While his two Walker administration predecessors were, in order, a former co-owner of a staffing agency and a labor lawyer, Ne... <more>

  • Allen-Hoffmann: StrataGraft holds promise for burn victims
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com When Lynn Allen-Hoffmann watched a major burn surgery at the UW-Madison hospital more than a decade ago, she was hooked. “That was my epiphany,” said Allen-Hoffmann, a Ph.D who is the CEO and chief scientific officer at Stratatech, a Madison-based company t... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Mike Theo, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Realtors Association
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In his commentary, Tom Still talks about the "jobs paradox" then Mike Theo from Wisconsin Realtors Association discusses the state of real estate. The show is produced ... <more>

  • Theo: New WRA president says group adjusting to ‘new realities’
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com During the peak of the real estate bubble during the last decade, the Wisconsin Realtors Association had 19,000 members. Since that bubble popped, membership has fallen by nearly one-third. And while Mike Theo, the new president of the WRA, acknowle... <more>

  • Panczenko: Chazen Museum expansion a fundraising success story
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com When Russell Panczenko, head of the Chazen Museum of Art on the UW-Madison campus, began fundraising efforts for a expansion more than a decade ago, he never expected any state support. Nor did he get any. All of the $43 million raised for the 86,... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Kay Koplovitz, chair of Springboard Enterprises
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features Tom Still talking about the importance of rural broadband coverage plus Springboard Enterprises' Kay Koplovitz on the need for venture capital in Wiscon... <more>

  • Forum: Broadband expansion sparks debate
    Broadband expansion in Wisconsin will be a major force for economic development in the years to come, a panel of experts agreed at a Madison luncheon. But whether public funds should back that high-speed Internet service in all under-served areas sparked disagreement at Wednesday's gathering, orga... <more>

  • Weis: Profitable Sonic Foundry now led by industry veteran
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com During his long career in the technology industry, Gary Weis, 64, has worked for such giants as AT&T, IBM and British Telecom. At IBM, he was general manager of IBM Global Services. He was also CEO of Concert, a joint venture of AT&T and British Telecom. ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Quintessence Biosciences CEO Ralph Kauten
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features an interview with Quintessence Biosciences CEO Ralph Kauten discussing his company's efforts to cure certain types of cancer. Also, Tom Still examines... <more>

  • Baumbach: High unemployment situation dictates fast transition at DWD
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com When Scott Baumbach officially took over the Department of Workforce Development in June, he was ready. That’s because he’d been deputy secretary since January and interim head of the department since May, following the abrupt resignation of Manny Perez. An labor ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - Aquamost CEO Todd Asmuth
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This edition features Tom Still talking about the prospects for a state venture capital program. Also, timber and farming headline the WisBusiness.com Stock Report and Liz Sc... <more>

  • Leavitt: Economic factors will drive future changes to health care system
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The U.S. health care system is ill. That’s the assessment of former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, who also served two terms as governor of Utah. Leavitt, who warned nearly a decade ago that the Medicare is headed for financi... <more>

  • Stepp: Working to bring business mindset into DNR operations
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com In her eight months at the helm of the Department of Natural Resources, Cathy Stepp says she has worked hard to get the agency’s 2,000-plus employees to be more business- and customer-friendly. And that, she says, has produced a positive result from the public... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show - TEAM Companies' Mike Wicker
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, Tom Still explains why one bad monthly jobs report isn't the end of the world. In the WisBusiness.com Stock Report, ethanol subsidies are falling while the Medi... <more>

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