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with Tom Still


Advanced industry jobs matter across Wisconsin, not just biggest cities

State policymakers might easily believe so-called “advance industry” jobs are purely a Madison or Milwaukee phenomenon and not really all that relevant to the rest of Wisconsin.

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What will it take for state's tech-heavy industries to stay competitive?

The latest report from the Brookings Institution has underscored the value of “advanced industries” to the economy — not only to the nation, but also to Wisconsin.

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As manufacturing shakedown continues, 4 ‘Cs’ will spell the difference

Most Americans probably think the worst is over for U.S. manufacturing jobs, which declined 1.6% per year in the decade ending in 2014. More than 2.1 million jobs disappeared during that time.

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How being 'family friendly' can help companies overcome worker shortages

When Mark Tyler thinks about the future of Wisconsin’s economy, he worries there won’t be enough workers to keep it humming.

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At UW–Stout, a working model for how to prepare students for a career

Depending on how old you are and how long you’ve lived in Wisconsin, you’ve likely heard the dismissive phrase, “When in doubt, Stout!” It’s an outdated reference to UW–Stout being a college choice of last resort.

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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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