Economy

Democratic state legislators plan to hold hearings, possibly as soon as next week, on a proposed $15 million economic growth package that would bulk up Wisconsin's angel investing tax credits, better connect businesses with university research, and include other measures to rebuild the state's economy. The...

The NY Times reported today on how the concept of shared; low cost supercomputers are being paired with high performance computers from companies with strong Wisconsin Roots including as Cray and Silicon Graphics. The story revealed how users and developers of supercomputer users are using...

A new survey finds Wisconsinites pay more for health insurance than the rest of the country and the cost is rising at a faster rate. The consulting firm Mercer finds employers and their workers in Wisconsin paid an average of nearly $11,000 per employee for health...

A package of economic growth ideas proposed by Senate Democrats expands current tax credits and grant programs and adds new initiatives to spur business development and retention as well as worker training. The Wisconsin C.O.R.E. Jobs Act, (C.O.R.E. stands for Connecting Opportunity, Research, and Entrepreneurship)...

A record 500-plus people attended Wisconsin's largest early stage investing conference this month and another 250 rubbed shoulders in the same convention hall at the Midwest's largest forum on health care investing. What better time to shatter myths surrounding the investors who crowded both events?...

The Department of Commerce has authorized Next Generation Manufacturing grants to help Wisconsin manufacturers improve performance, stimulate growth and respond to new challenges as the economy recovers from the recession. “Wisconsin manufacturers who adopt Next Generation Manufacturing principles can improve their competitiveness, win a greater...

I was at an event a few weeks ago hosted by a leading IT journalist who made the following opening remarks. “Good times are ahead for IT. A new investment cycle should happen soon as we have postponed infrastructure upgrades for too long.”...