Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


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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Exact Sciences plan to acquire California cancer-fighting firm elevates state’s image

In the not-so-distant past, the preferred exit ramp for young health-tech companies in Wisconsin was to be purchased by a bigger firm in California or elsewhere.

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Seeing it is believing it: Wisconsin tech growth is tangible

Some people in Wisconsin assume the rest of the country knows all it needs to know about us. That’s a faulty assumption, especially in an era when competing for talent knows no borders.

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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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