Economy

In tough times, businesses have to cut everything but their core operations. Governor Jim Doyle demonstrates in his new budget that business development remains a core priority. Here at the Department of Commerce, we’ll be implementing the most powerful new economic development tools in the...

The bad news: first-quarter spending on computing technology was worse than forecast. The good news: growth could resume earlier, according to a report Forrester Research released Tuesday. The analyst firm reduced its forecast for 2009 information technology spending from a 3 percent decline to a 10.6...

Large and medium-size businesses are increasingly planning to invest in IT products and staff as confidence among IT decision makers begins returning to the corporate sector. However, earlier signs of IT investment among small businesses have slipped. In the government sector, federal government IT decision makers...

Vivek Kundra, the federal chief information officer, on Tuesday announced a new Web site designed to track more than $70 billion in government information technology spending, showing all contracts held by major firms within every agency. The revamped site, USAspending.gov, was launched early this morning, and...

The Governor’s budget and the economic recovery bill he signed earlier this spring, contain a number of initiatives to move toward an economy that is stronger than ever and built around the things we value: education, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, agriculture and science and technology. These provisions will...

The Kenosha County community of Pleasant Prairie, home to LakeView Corporate Park and other business parks, hopes to develop an incubator for technology-oriented business start-ups. The 2009-'11 proposed state budget, which is pending in the Legislature, includes a $700,000 grant for what has been dubbed the...