In The News

May 2021

Inside America’s Rural Housing Crisis at In These Times

April 2021

Foxconn Deal Lowers Company’s Targets, Cuts Costs to State at Wisconsin Examiner

Restrictions on state finances exacerbate income inequality at Academic Times

March 2021

With Vaccinations Rising in Wisconsin, Are Small Businesses Preparing to Ramp Back Up? at Wisconsin Public Radio

February 2021

State of Wisconsin Economy Explored at Virtual Summit at The Country Today

Opportunity in America Starts with Fixing the Internet at MarketWatch

10 Years Later: Wisconsin’s Act 10 Has Produced Labor Savings, but at a Cost at Wisconsin State Journal

Why Abolishing the Mask Mandate Could be Bad for Business at Wisconsin Examiner

A $15 Minimum Wage Would Give One-third of WI Workers a Raise at Up North News

December 2020

Business Group Says Some Industries Still Dealing With Worker Shortage at Wisconsin Public Radio

Report: Limited Workforce, Housing And Broadband Coverage Create Challenges For Rural Wisconsin at Wisconsin Public Radio

Rural Bio-Economy Prospects Debated at KPVI

November 2020

President Trump says Wisconsin would lose 300,000 jobs if fracking is banned. That’s implausible, experts say. at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Where Can Out-Of-Work Wisconsinites Find Jobs? at Wisconsin Public Radio

August 2020

Workforce Equality Could Take Step Back as Mothers Balance Work and Child Care at Wisconsin State Journal

Fewer Wisconsin Farms Filed For Bankruptcy During the Height Of The Pandemic at Wisconsin Public Radio

COVID-19 Continues To Sap Economic Recovery at Wisconsin Examiner

July 2020

‘Another Body Blow’ To State’s Economy As Extra $600 In Unemployment Benefits End at Wisconsin Public Radio

Conversations From the Front Porch: Workforce in Crisis at Auburn University

Wisconsin’s Smallest Business Faced Biggest Hurdles to Get COVID-19 Loans at Wisconsin State Journal

Unemployment Rate Drops in All 72 Counties in Wisconsin at Wisconsin Public Radio

April 2020

What Does The 1918 Flu Reveal About The Economic Impacts of a Pandemic? at WisContext

Unemployment In Wisconsin’s Rural Counties Could Top 20 Percent Amid Pandemic at Wisconsin Public Radio

Grads Face Uncertain Job Market as Coronavirus Pushes Companies to Rescind Offers at USA Today

March 2020

WEDC staff determining essential businesses; Unemployment claims soaring at WisBusiness

Rural Wisconsin Population Decline, Unequal Employment Opportunity at The Badger Herald

Technical College System Celebrates Ag Careers at The Country Today

Wisconsin Farmers Seek Long-term Solutions at Pultizer Center & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

February 2020

Food Processing, Entrepreneurship Opportunities Predicted in 2020 at Eau Claire Leader Telegram

January 2020

Hospitals, Health System have $119 Billion Economic Impact on State Economy at WisBusiness

December 2019

Wisconsin dairy crisis: Farmers trying hazelnuts, specialty milk to survive at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fewer Farms, More Milk at the Waupaca County News

Economy Looms Large in 2020 Election Battle for Wisconsin at

Taxpayers have already spent money on Foxconn at the Denton Daily

October 2019

Did former governor Scott Walker’s policies grow Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector? at the Wausau Daily Herald

September 2019

Manufacturing in Recession? Not So Far in This Factory Hub at The Christian Science Monitor

Can Rural Wisconsin Improve Healthcare Through Economic Development? at Wisconsin Watch

As Economy Teeters, Trump’s ‘Eighth Wonder of the World Wobbles With It at The Washington Post

Dairyland in Distress at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

August 2019

Graphic: Factory Woes Grip Swing States That Flipped for Trump in 2016 at The New York Times

Is Wisconsin’s Economy Competitive? (Audio) at Wisconsin Public Radio

Agriculture’s Role in the Wisconsin Economy (Audio) at Wisconsin Public Radio

July 2019

Broadband Availability Raises Market Value of Rural Houses at The Daily Yonder

June 2019

Wisconsin Leads Midwest in Business Expansions at Door County Pulse

May 2019

Trump Announces $16B In Aid For Farmers Amid Trade War on

Rock County retailers may have online shopping to thank consumer spending surge at Rock County Gazette

April 2019

Bill Ryan Named to Wisconsin Main Street Hall of Fame at Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

March 2019

Less-Educated Wisconsinites Faring Worse As Job Growth Shifts From Manufacturing to Service Industry at

Where In Wisconsin Is Income Inequality Most Pronounced at

Bitter Harvest: Debt and the Bankrupting of the American Family Farm at

America’s farmland is facing economic hardship at

UW salaries kept pace with inflation, but disparities seen across campuses at

Wisconsin Farmers Expected To Take On More Debt Despite Improved Income on

Driftless Development Market Analysis offers data, recommendations for Prairie and surrounding area in Guttenberg Press

February 2019

Wisconsin needs to diversify industry to grow more, economist says at Sauk Prairie economic outlook event at Sauk Prairie Eagle

What Do ShopKo Layoffs Mean For The State’s Local Economies? on

Belleville rebranding and touting its assets with eye on growth at

The Link Between Childcare And Wisconsin’s Economy on

Foxconn says it will actually build factory, cites “conversation” with Trump via

AP FACT CHECK: Taxpayers Have Already Spent Money on Foxconn via

Fact check:  Taxpayers have already spend money on Foxconn’s Wisconsin campus via

Trump call convinces Foxconn to build flat screens in Wisconsin via

January 2019

Wisconsin’s Economic Outlook for 2019 on

Economic Trends 2019 Wisconsin’s agriculture industry expected to follow a downward trend in 2019 via

‘Silver’ Benefits to State in Focus via AARP

December 2018

2018 Market Analysis for Prairie du Chien and Nearby Communities in Allamakee, Clayton and Crawford Counties via Driftless Development, Inc.

October 2018

Inside Design Ellsworth’s three-day flurry via
featuring Todd Johnson

Thinking about moving? City leaders want you to live in downtown Oshkosh via Oshkosh Northwestern
featuring Bill Ryan

August 2018

New Report Examines Wisconsin’s Labor Participation Rate via Wisconsin Public Radio
featuring Matt Kures

July 2018

For Manufacturers, a Complex Mix Can Determine Location via NY Times
featuring Steve Deller

Windfall: Truax brings millions to Madison each year via Isthmus
featuring Matt Kures

State producers battling through trade war via Wisconsin State Journal 
featuring Steve Deller

June 2018

Find the webinar and publications for Digital Divide Index Profiles for each of Wisconsin’s counties via YouTube

Why Wisconsin needs startup businesses via Urban 
featuring Tessa Conroy

Democrats have different ideas for growing Wisconsin’s economy via Wisconsin State Journal 
featuring Steve Deller

Wisconsin bracing for retaliation tariffs on Harley-Davidson and agricultural products via Wisconsin Journal Sentinel 
featuring Steve Deller

May 2018

New Report Details Wisconsin Wages, Job Rates on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Despite Declines, Exports Loom Large In Wisconsin’s Economy in WisContext.

Bon-Ton bankruptcy pinches shopping choices in smaller Wisconsin cities in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

April 2018

Wisconsin and the impact of foreign exports from Wisconsin State Farmer.

Paul Ryan Returns to a State Still Recovering From Recession in The Wall Street Journal.

Wisconsin is struggling to attract out-of-state talent in The Badger Herald.

March 2018

Living wage forum set for April 5 in Ashland Daily Press.

Early Estimates Show Wisconsin Unemployment Rate At All Time Low in February via Wisconsin Public Radio.

February 2018

Kids, seniors alike learning with Connected Aging Communities in the Price County Review.

Wisconsin Workers, Chicago Commuters and Cost of Living in WisContext.

Scott Walker, state business chamber oppose Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum imports in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Morning Minute: Rural Wisconsin Broadband via Wisconsin Eye.

#LocalGovMatters — Broadband Access in Wisconsin an episode from the biweekly podcast on The Wheeler Report.

Internet connection failure: Digital Divide still poses problems for Columbia County in Lodi Enterprise.

UW-Extension: Bridging the rural-urban divide in Kenosha News.

2018’s Best State Capitals to Live in on WalletHub.

Deller: Wisconsin economy ‘not very dynamic‘ in The Country Today.

New data shows job growth, but lawmakers want higher wages on WKOW 27.

January 2018

Start Up Wisconsin a 30-minute documentary on Wisconsin Public Television.

Wisconsin Sees Decline in Number of Dairy Farms on Wisconsin Public Radio, on,  in the Rock River Times, Rockford, IL, in Tulsa World, in The Seattle Times, and in The New York Times.

November 2017

New UW grads often leave Wisconsin. A new campaign aims to draw them back. in The Daily Cardinal.

Hopes, Fears in $10 Billion Wisconsin Foxconn Deal in Voice of America.

UW-Extension:  Kenosha Startup Week in Kenosha News.

October 2017

Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadRep) Partner Profile in MadRep Newsletter, October.

Business leaders talk workforce challenges in The Monroe Times.

Start me up:  Wisconsin requires more than Foxconn to regain its glory – Part two  in Isthmus.

The Two Wisconsins:  Part one of a two-part series on Wisconsin’s economy and future  in Isthmus.

UW-Extension report: Foxconn jobs not at high risk of automation in BizTimes.

September 2017

Amy Greil: What will Foxconn jobs look like? in Kenosha News.

Is Wisconsin’s Foxconn bid folly or bold model? in Star Tribune.

To attract people, Wisconsin looks to transcend its cheesy reputation in Wisconsin State Journal.

Wisconsin businesses grapple with a growing worker shortage in Wisconsin State Journal.

Amid worker shortage, where will Foxconn find 13,000 employees? in Wisconsin State Journal.

August 2017

“UW-EXTENSION: A deep dive into entrepreneurial development system” in Kenosha News. 

“Analysis: Foxconn considers another plant in Midwest, but at what cost?” in USA today.

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