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Automated Notification Systems, a start-up company that employs electronic scan technology, is the top emerging growth company in this year's Creating Your Own Business (CYOB) Contest sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. The company's electronic scan and notification technology will be trial...

A women-only angel investment network based in Milwaukee has added angel groups in Chicago and Miami, and will expand to two more locations within the next 12 months. Women Angels, founded by Wisconsin attorney Barbara Boxer, has a portfolio that already includes TrafficCast International and...

Many economists fear that the flat world, as defined by author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, has led us to the brink of a global bubble, a bit more ominous than the dotcom bubble, according to columnist Tom Koulopoulos. In this WTN debut...

CleanTech Partners of Madison has announced the availability of $500,000 in grants from the Forestry Research and Development Grants program, which supports the research, development, or commercialization of technologies that use forestry biomass as an energy or biochemical source. The program will accept applications through...

Outsourcing and China have made headlines over the past 12 months, and not in a positive way. High profile product recalls of items such as toys, toothpaste, and food are highlighting the risks of sourcing products globally, particularly to countries where quality and safety standards...

Isomark, a Madison biotech founded by seven University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists, has appointed Daniel J. Stewart as its president and chief executive officer. The company has developed a technology to identify specific biomarkers in human breath and enable the early detection of disease....

The taxpayer's investment in manufacturing assistance continues to pay off in Wisconsin, according to a survey of 136 manufacturers conducted by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. WMEP's economic impact in the previous fiscal year is pegged at $137 million in increased sales, cost savings, capital...

In the age of dumb and dumber, the United States needs more dynamic leadership in public education if it intends to maintain and build the knowledge-based economy and compete in global markets, asserts columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he laments recent...

The state Department of Commerce has provided Madison's Stratatech Corp. with a $750,000 technology grant to promote the development of its wound-healing products. Stratatech, founded in 2000, had recently secured a federal Small Business Innovation Research grant of $1.45 million to help develop its wound-care...