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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

November 2016


Model emerging for how to bring quality broadband to rural Wisconsin

Rural America was thrown a Depression lifeline in the 1930s when the federal government rallied to spread electric power across farm country. Not long after came affordable rural telephone service, even if it was delivered through a black “party line” phone hanging on the kitchen wall.

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Big companies can accelerate Wisconsin’s startup economy

American Family Insurance leader Jack Salzwedel is the first to admit major companies aren’t always quick on their feet when it comes to innovation. In fact, as he told a business-savvy crowd this past Thursday, a lack of nimbleness was crimping American Family’s bottom line in the mid-2000s.

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Maturing companies help keep Wisconsin’s tech scene vibrant

For many years in Wisconsin, the number of success stories in the high-growth sectors of the economy were few and far between.

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Rise of ‘mission investing’ is trend companies should follow

The latest round of investment in Midwestern BioAg Inc. caught many eyes simply because of its size: The 33-year-old company has raised $21.3 million to continue a $40-million recapitalization that began in 2014.

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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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