Economy

Although Wisconsin's high-tech exports declined by 10 percent in 2007, the state still posted an impressive 86 percent increase in high-tech exports in the seven-year period from 2001 to 2007, according to a new report from AeA, formerly the American Electronics Association. The report indicated...

Gov. Jim Doyle has announced that the state will provide $7.3 million for research and development and commercialization of new clean energy technologies. The allocation is expected to leverage $44 million in additional investments with the goal of creating new jobs in agriculture, forestry, research,...

The Kikkoman Corp.'s relationship with Wisconsin is unique and longstanding, but the company's decision to strengthen ties with a lab at University Research Park underscores Wisconsin's potential for international economic relationships, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still said Wisconsin's...

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced two pieces of legislation to enhance workforce development in Wisconsin by connecting workers with good jobs as part of his E4 Initiative, an effort to fuel job creation and spur economic development.  Feingold has regularly heard...

The term “next-generation” facility may be overused, but local officials believe it applies to TEAM Companies' new Tier 3 data center on the Fitchburg Technology Campus. The data center, which opened last week, will provide storage and protection of corporate information, and potentially serve to...

Madison, Wis. - Governor Jim Doyle today announced the appointment of Richard J. Leinenkugel as the Secretary of the Department of Commerce. Leinenkugel, currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, will begin serving on September 29, 2008. “Dick...

The consensus view on economic development is that the primary driver of economic growth comes from innovation in small businesses. U.S. Senator Russ Feingold would like to ramp up federal funding for small business innovation with his proposed E4 growth initiative, which he unveiled during...