Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


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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Startups and scale-ups: Wisconsin isn’t a monolithic economy

The latest report from the Kauffman Foundation reaffirms what most people already know: Wisconsin as a whole is not a hub for starting and growing a business.

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Entrepreneurs’ Conference will help answer ‘Why Wisconsin?’

In the global competition for economic prosperity, some places are positioned to perform better than others. That’s the natural order of things.

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Stopping the slide: Wisconsin’s higher education system helps economy

It would be a mistake to believe higher education’s financial woes in Wisconsin began the day Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011.

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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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