Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

02/21/17

Wisconsin needs to be in the driver’s seat on autonomous vehicles

Legislation was introduced in Wisconsin two years ago but stalled. With the state-by-state race to gain a competitive edge well underway, Wisconsin cannot afford to forfeit the driver’s seat again.

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02/14/17

Budget breakdown for Wisconsin’s emerging economy

The return of the Wisconsin Legislature and the unveiling of the latest state budget plan have come with a mix of proposals tied to the state’s knowledge economy.

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02/06/17

A look inside Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial evolution

Wisconsin has a strong tradition of entrepreneurship. Think of the marquee companies that remain the state’s economic “calling cards” — Oshkosh Corp., S.C. Johnson, Johnson Controls, Manitowoc Co., Harley-Davidson, Briggs & Stratton, Johnsonville, Kohler, Kohl’s, and Quad Graphics.

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01/31/17

Fencing entrepreneurs out: Occupational licenses are barrier

Many elements make up a thriving entrepreneurial economy. Among them are cultures that reward risk and don’t penalize honest failure; workers who are diverse in terms of skills and training; clusters of innovation in cities or universities; and access to capital.

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01/24/17

Following up on tolls, venture capital, broadband, and solar energy

Just catching up on some recent topics …

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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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