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  • Koskinen: Economy rebounding but state needs two years of growth for job recovery
    With 30,000-plus jobs added since January, Wisconsin is well on its way to economic recovery, says John Koskinen, chief economist at the state Department of Revenue. Still, he adds, it will take two more years of solid growth for the Badger State to regain the 190,000 positions lost during what som... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this episode, an interview with CEO of Virent Systems, Lee Edwards. Plus, we have the Wisconsin stock report for early July and commentary about Wisconsin's ranking among busin... <more>

  • Risser expects some kinks with smoking ban, but sees longterm success
    Sen. Fred Risser is expecting a few bumps in the road as the statewide workplace smoking ban becomes law this week. In an interview with WisPolitics, Risser, D-Madison, remembers there were some initial problems when his hometown adopted one of the first indoor smoking bans in the state five years... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode features Sean Baxter, Kayser Automotive Group's vice president. Plus, we have the Wisconsin stock report for mid-June and commentary about the impact of the golf indu... <more>

  • Larsen: Reborn Potosi Brewing Company looks to fuel economic growth
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com The Potosi Brewing Company is back. And three of the beers it produces are available not only in the brewpub in the small Mississippi River town from which it takes its name, but around the Badger State, northwest Illinois and soon, Minnesota. The... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    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 Jim Haney, who's retiring from his leadership position with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce after more than a quarter century at the h... <more>

  • Marks: Recruitment expert says personnel can outweigh planning for new business
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Strong business plans are important for a start-up, that’s a gimme. But perhaps even more crucial to a nascent firm is the team assembled to lead the company. So says Sue Marks, a serial entrepreneur and investor who is founder and CEO of Brookfield-based P... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    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 Joe Kremer, director of the Wisconsin Angel Network. It also has the Wisconsin stock report for late May and commentary on animal research ... <more>

  • Bright: Entrepreneurship academy to kick off with June road trip
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Entrepreneurs may not yet be the rock stars of the decade, but their stature is gaining along with the understanding of how important they are to a growing economy. Which is why Michael Bright, a self-described recovering contract lobbyist, has started the W... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    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 Charlie Hoslet, managing director of the Office of Corporate Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It also has the Wisconsin st... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Sign up for free delivery of Thursday Trends
    Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Thursday Trends. The full version of this weekly look at the state of Wisconsin business is now available for free to anyone who signs up for the Thursday Trends mailing list. The full product includes several items in each of the risin... <more>

  • After D.C. stint, Jahn returns to UW ag school
    When Molly Jahn left her post as dean of the UW-Madison's agriculture school last fall, she officially departed to serve as a deputy administrator in President Obama's Ag department. But strange things happen in Washington. On the day she arrived in D.C., her new boss, Undersecretary Rajiv Shah, ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Sign up for free delivery of Thursday Trends
    Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Thursday Trends. The full version of this weekly look at the state of Wisconsin business is now available for free to anyone who signs up for the Thursday Trends mailing list. The full product includes several items in each of the risin... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. In this edition, an interview with Dr. Sang Kim of the Morgridge Institute for Research. Plus, raw milk is on the rise in the late April WisBusiness.com Stock Report and Tom Still... <more>

  • Fully recovered, Olver now at helm of Commerce as economy swings up
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Aaron Olver almost didn't make it through 2009 to be in a position to become the state's new Commerce secretary. Now fully recovered from the H1N1 virus and days into his new job, the 36-year-old Olver says he believes Wisconsin is emerging from the recession... <more>

  • Vann: Social media networking can enhance traditional tools of marketing
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Marketing, public relations and advertising aren’t going away. But Cd Vann, the Milwaukee-based publisher of Sohobiztube.com, says companies also need to get with social media networks as a way to reach and influence... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode includes the Wisconsin Stock Report for mid-April, commentary on the IQ Corridor from Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still, and an interview with Katina K... <more>

  • Peppers: Continuous innovation keeps manufacturers in tune with customers during recession
    By Brian E. Clark For WisBusiness.com Getting business and manufacturing leaders to change the way they operate isn’t easy – especially when times are good -- says author and management consultant Don Peppers. But, paraphrasing English essayist Samuel Johnson, Peppers says nothing sharpens the ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: The Show
    Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode includes the Wisconsin Stock Report for early April, commentary on "The Race to the Top" and education in Wisconsin from Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom St... <more>

  • Ortalo-Magné: UW goes global with new real estate program
    For better or worse, the real estate market has gone global. “The upside is there is more capital flow and a globalization of competence within the industry and a moving toward better allocation of resources,” said François Ortalo-Magné, chair of the UW-Madison Business School’s highly touted rea... <more>

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