Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

December 2013


Why Boeing should select Wisconsin — and why it’s OK even if it doesn’t

State-to-state competition for big company moves is usually a high-cost, low-results endeavor. Economic development experts and politicians never really know if they’re being led down a primrose path by the company being wooed, or how much it will cost them in tax breaks and other relocation costs.

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Holiday gifts for Wisconsin’s naughty and nice

A source close to the toy industry has once again leaked a copy of Santa’s perks list for Wisconsin’s politicians and newsmakers. Here’s what the good boys and girls in Madison and Washington will reportedly find in their stockings this Christmas. But they better not pout and they better not cry if an alert district attorney asks why gifts were delivered down chimneys after midnight.

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Some year-end advice on health care

Matthew Gonnering, the chief executive officer of Widen Enterprises, isn’t the kind of boss who wants his employees to go without health care coverage. If nothing else, he explained at a recent gathering, offering health insurance helps attract and retain the kind of talent necessary to run his tech-related business.

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Ex-governor Thompson finds late second career in health care deals

When last you heard the name “Tommy Thompson,” the reference was almost certainly in the context of state or national politics. Today, the ex-governor, former U.S. Cabinet secretary, and one-time candidate for U.S. Senate is operating under a very different title: Tommy G. Thompson, Inc.

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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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