Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


For entrepreneurs, line between opportunity and necessity is hard to draw

One of the highlights of the annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest is a half-day “boot camp” for contestants who reach the semifinal round. They gather to hear from experts on elements of writing a solid plan, to ask questions, and to network with entrepreneurs like themselves.

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Industrial hemp may be agriculture’s next big thing, but Wisconsin can’t dawdle

Wisconsin was once a leading producer of wheat, but a combination of disease and pests devastated the state’s crop in the 1860s. Farmers turned to alternatives, from rye to barley, and from produce to corn.

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For hospital price shopping, Wisconsin solution better than new federal fix

Little-noticed by the public but a source of pain for most health systems was a Trump administration order in January that hospitals must post list prices for their services, in theory offering consumers more transparency and competitive choice.

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Company speed dates aimed at matching big, emerging businesses

If you’ve ever gone on a “speed date,” and even if you haven’t, you probably get the concept: A short meeting in which both parties exchange a bit of information about one another and break the ice, with the goal of moving to the next level — or simply moving on with no regrets.

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In a divided Washington, tech agenda looks for common ground

On the day after President Trump delivered his State of the Union speech to a sharply divided Congress, the mood in the House and Senate offices flanking the Capitol was one of uncertainty about what — if anything — could be accomplished in the coming session.

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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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