Author: WTN News

The link between education and earnings has been acknowledged for some time, but the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has given it a local emphasis, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. The disparity in educational attainment between residents of Madison and Milwaukee, and the resulting wage gap...

Bringing entrepreneurship to economically disadvantaged areas is one of the goals of an entrepreneurship initiative established by the Kauffman Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of eight campuses selected to participate in the program. To help make it happen, the university has received...

Madison's Mirus Bio Corp. has been granted a patent on a new and more rapid method of delivering nucleic acids for the study of gene function. The company, which is pursuing strategic alliances to apply the technology, said it allows researchers to regulate gene expression...

A waiver policy by the United States Department of Justice is putting companies in a bind when investigating wrong doing in their organizations. In this third installment of Boardroom Perspectives, attorney John Fons calls on executive leaders to support a proposed bill that would curb...

In a survey from the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, many Wisconsin manufacturers cited rising material costs and pricing pressures as having a greater impact on their business than offshore competition. Whatever their concerns, WMEP's advice remains the same - manufacturers must make the transition from...

Addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance has helped Madison-based ConjuGon land $3.3 million in capital from Rosetta Partners and Wisconsin Investment Partners. ConjuGon will use the money not only to develop its core antibacterial technology, but to prepare for clinical trials of its treatment for...

Mark Ramirez, a former Sonic Foundry software engineer, is quietly building a technology company that specializes in voice-changing software, and he's getting a little help from his friends. Ramirez, CEO of Screaming Bee, LLC, is delighted that customers are willing to shape his software products. ...

With the goal of connecting institutional investors to Wisconsin companies, the State Department of Financial Institutions and the Department of Commerce are collaborating on a proposal to create a Wisconsin Venture Center. The center is based on an Ohio collaborative model called BioEnterprise....

Orbital Technologies Corp. of Madison and Danisco, a Copenhagen-based maker of biological ingredients used in food production, are two of the leading players in the creation of a new bio-agriculture technology center on Madison's southeast side. The BioAg Gateway, characterized as a significant economic development...

End-to-end retail productivity was the motivation for RedPrairie to acquire the Colorado-based StorePerform Technologies, whose client base includes retailers such as Best Buy, Lowe's, and Borders. The two firms have entered a definitive agreement that will close in 20 to 30 days. ...