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with Tom Still


Why Wisconsin is a bottom-feeder in startup index — and how it can improve

There are some specific steps Wisconsin policymakers can — and should —– take to improve its business startup rate, which once again anchored the bottom of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s annual index.

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Controlling health care costs appears lost in latest debate over insurance plans

Just across Wisconsin’s southwest border in the Iowa city of Dubuque, about 1,000 people showed up Tuesday night for a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, a Republican software company owner who represents northeast Iowa in the House of Representatives.

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Wisconsin entrepreneurs succeed by surviving in a competitive world

Depending on what’s measured, Wisconsin can rank as one of the nation’s worst states for entrepreneurial activity — or one of the best.

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At UW–Madison, challenges to R&D success aren’t being swept under rug

Even with its tradition of research excellence, UW–Madison is caught in a perfect storm of challenges to its prominence.

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In Logistics Health founder Don Weber, military veterans have an entrepreneurial model

Life has never been easy for Donald J. Weber. He struggled to graduate from high school and joined the U.S. Marines Corps within days, spending three years in Vietnam as a rifleman. His decorated return from service led to nothing more than odd jobs — as well as some tough times living on the streets — before he discovered his true talent.

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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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