Economy

In a meeting with the Detroit Free Press last October, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama said, "China has consistently stolen our intellectual property. It has not abided by basic copyright protections." Let's hope the president reminds the U.S. climate change team of those words before negotiations...

The United States Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Last year, the federal government spent at a rate of $16,422 per second for the entire year. How well did Wisconsin businesses compete for those federal procurement dollars? Over...

“Argonne National Labs is a key player. Illinois can be too if they act fast,” observes James Carlini. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a region to raise economic viability for all. Interest on last week's article on Lithium-Ion Battery commercialization...

Many technology start-ups think that their businesses are entirely unique. Yet, they face many of the same issues as any business. Indeed, many tech companies are family businesses. So, let's take a look at a few things that tech companies might learn from companies outside...

At a recent global biotech convention in Atlanta, 27 states, including Hawaii and Oklahoma, paid as much as $100,000 each to entice companies on the exhibition floor. All this for a highly risky industry that has turned a profit only one year in the past...

Despite the continued slow economy throughout 2008, Dane County's technology industries continued to add to their ranks at a steady pace and combined to generate nine percent more revenue in 2008, according to the 2009 Greater Madison, Wisconsin Area Directory of High-Tech Companies published by...