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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

September 2015

09/28/15

In northern Wisconsin, economic worries and opportunities are unique

Judged only by unemployment figures, Wisconsin looks prosperous compared to the nation as a whole. The statewide jobless rate of 3.9% in August was more than a percentage point less than the U.S. rate of 5.2%.

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09/24/15

Early Stage Symposium companies can pitch stories to right crowd

Angel and venture investors are paying much closer attention to young companies in Wisconsin. That observation is supported by the latest edition of the “Wisconsin Portfolio,” which showed a 31% jump in the number of early stage deals in Wisconsin in 2014 compared with 2013.

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09/15/15

Changing demands alter workforce strategies

Wisconsin’s workforce challenges are well-documented: Baby boomers are aging out of their careers and “brain drain,” while often overstated, is costing the state some of its young talent.

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09/03/15

Walling Wisconsin: How a few strategic barriers might help the Badger state

Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build a wall separating Mexico from America’s southern border. Gov. Scott Walker, also running for president, mused briefly about building a wall between the United States and Canada.

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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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