Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


At UW–Stout, a working model for how to prepare students for a career

Depending on how old you are and how long you’ve lived in Wisconsin, you’ve likely heard the dismissive phrase, “When in doubt, Stout!” It’s an outdated reference to UW–Stout being a college choice of last resort.

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Brexit, Donald Trump, and the summer of our discontent

Imagine a land where the more populated south is the more prosperous and cosmopolitan region; a place where the reality of economic globalization and technology is generally accepted as a fact of life.

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Keeping workers in Wisconsin remains a challenge, ALEC report notes

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a group liberals love to hate, mainly because its core goals — limited government, free markets, and supply-side economics — appeal primarily to political conservatives.

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State policies matter in sizing ‘toolbox’ for high-growth economy

In Wisconsin as in every state, the public economic development toolbox includes an assortment of hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches. Knowing what tool to use can be the tricky part, especially when it comes to building the right “home” for startups and emerging companies.

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Does Wisconsin have the ingredients for startup success?

Maybe it helps that Evan Absher, one of the top policy officers for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, has a background in theater. It prepared him to dodge rotten tomatoes tossed on stage.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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