Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

03/19/19

Building stronger tech workforce is issue nationally and Wisconsin

Young people are natives when it comes to using technology, from smartphones to tablets and from social media to video games, but they can be aliens when it comes to working in tech jobs.

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03/12/19

For entrepreneurs, line between opportunity and necessity is hard to draw

One of the highlights of the annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest is a half-day “boot camp” for contestants who reach the semifinal round. They gather to hear from experts on elements of writing a solid plan, to ask questions, and to network with entrepreneurs like themselves.

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03/05/19

Industrial hemp may be agriculture’s next big thing, but Wisconsin can’t dawdle

Wisconsin was once a leading producer of wheat, but a combination of disease and pests devastated the state’s crop in the 1860s. Farmers turned to alternatives, from rye to barley, and from produce to corn.

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02/26/19

For hospital price shopping, Wisconsin solution better than new federal fix

Little-noticed by the public but a source of pain for most health systems was a Trump administration order in January that hospitals must post list prices for their services, in theory offering consumers more transparency and competitive choice.

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02/19/19

Company speed dates aimed at matching big, emerging businesses

If you’ve ever gone on a “speed date,” and even if you haven’t, you probably get the concept: A short meeting in which both parties exchange a bit of information about one another and break the ice, with the goal of moving to the next level — or simply moving on with no regrets.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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