Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


With new director Erickson, UW computing efforts take step forward

Tom Erickson is quick to talk about his days growing up in the western Wisconsin community of Mondovi, just south of Eau Claire, as well as his time as a computer and electrical engineering student at UW–Madison.

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Corporate investors offer another avenue for young companies

When the venture capital arm of American Family Insurance got off the ground in the early 2010s, it was ahead of the game when it came to corporate venture capital — especially within the insurance world.

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Beyond the rhetoric, signs of progress on trade

Largely unnoticed amid the stream of tweets and bilateral tariff threats this summer was the quiet creation of a Democratic “working group” on trade in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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More on Wisconsin’s rural economy: Many challenges mean mix of solutions

While it would be a stretch to argue a grand conspiracy of city folks to disadvantage their rural brethren, there’s no doubt that Wisconsin’s rural economy has failed to keep pace, overall, with the state’s larger engines of growth. That gap shows in jobs, salaries, economic output, and more.

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As rural population falls, what can retain people or lure them back?

In Wisconsin and across America, the decades-long march of people from rural settings to urban centers continues. The shift comes with justified worries about rural economies, health care delivery, basic infrastructure, schools, and culture.

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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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