Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


Getting behind the numbers: Tech’s role in the Wisconsin economy

Agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism are the holy trinity of the Wisconsin economy and may always be so, given the state’s rich traditions in all three sectors.

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Corporate investing trend takes root in Wisconsin

American Family Insurance in Madison is a prominent example with its AmFam Ventures fund, which launched in 2013 as a $50 million fund and has grown over time to become one of the nation’s leading “fin-tech” and “insure-tech” funds.

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Eating the seed corn won’t help Trump achieve 4% growth

When President Trump took office in January, the White House website rolled out a goal consistent with his campaign pledges on the economy.

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Science cuts could weaken economy, national security

With his proposed cuts in federal research and development spending, President Trump risks harming a priority he puts at the top of his own list — national security.

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Business Plan Contest entries reflect market trends, state’s economic diversity

The annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest has always been a canary in a high-tech coalmine, chirping out alerts about the kinds of businesses emerging in the state’s economic sectors.

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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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