Author: WTN News

The state's top economic development organization is none other than the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which was established to help manufacturers become leaner and meaner. WMEP recently received the state's highest economic development award from the Wisconsin Economic Development Association. ...

The prospect of technology firm OneProspect coming to southeastern Wisconsin have improved dramatically now that the Potawatomi Business Development Corp. has purchased the remaining interest in the business. It is the Potawatomi's third investment in a technology firm in the past year. ...

Two Wisconsin firms have filled key executive positions with the same man, biotechnology executive Gregg Fergus. Fergus will join Baird Venture Partners and one of its portfolio companies, Caden Biosciences, which was relocated to Madison as part of $5.8 venture financing deal led by Baird. ...

As is the case with most major reform efforts, it looks as though healthcare reform will be led by the states, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Gov. Jim Doyle has urged the Legislature to work with him to expand access and lower costs, and...

Having a national broadband strategy is good, but having one that is realistic is even better, according to columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he calls on national lawmakers to “get it right" this time because the Telecom Act of 1996 was...

Governor Jim Doyle has unveiled a package of economic initiatives called Grow Milwaukee that includes several technology and biotechnology spending initiatives. Chief among them is an $8 million funding commitment for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Research Growth Initiative, but the overall package has one lawmaker...

Merge Healthcare has announced the hiring of Greg Wilson, currently the chief financial officer for Concurrent Computer Corp., Atlanta, as its new vice president of finance. He is Merge's second financial hire from the state of Georgia in the past month. ...

Western Wisconsin is no longer just for farmers and tourists - it is going high tech. As Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still explains, the spill over from the Twin Cities explains some of the growth, but a commitment to regional cooperation, which should be adopted...

Wisconsin would like to lure a Georgia biotechnology company involved in stem cell research, but that may turn out to be easier said than done. The University of Georgia is trying to beat officials and investors here to the punch and give Aruna Biomedical...