WMC: Top 16 Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin announced

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group announced on Wednesday the top 16 products moving on in the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest. Nearly 50,000 votes were cast over the last week. The 16 Wisconsin-made products will move on to Manufacturing Madness – a head-to-head

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Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Frank Friar receives National Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award

MADISON, Wis. – Frank Friar has received the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s (NASDA) 2021 James A. Graham award for his outstanding service to agricultural producers in Wisconsin. Friar is a financial consulting and farm transition specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Farm Center. “Frank’s knowledge

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Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Wisconsin advocates for agriculture at national meeting

MADISON, Wis. – This week, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) leadership participated in the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting, contributing in policy committee discussions, taking part in business meetings, and joining plenary sessions. The NASDA annual meeting was hosted in Kentucky, September

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Dept. of Workforce Development: August local employment and unemployment data released

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for Wisconsin metropolitan areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin for August 2021. In brief, the non-seasonally adjusted data for Wisconsin shows: Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Preliminary August 2021

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Sen. Stroebel: Democrats propose political document to hide behind

Madison, WI – More than two months after Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed AB 191, a bipartisan bill repealing Wisconsin’s antiquated and inefficient personal property tax, a group of democrat lawmakers and Governor Evers publicly shared LRB-4737, their alleged version of personal property tax repeal.  AB 191 Senate lead author

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WHEDA: Announces executive leadership change, Assistant Deputy Director Thao to lead Hmong American partnership

MADISON – The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) today announced that May yer (“mine-za”) Thao will leave her position as WHEDA Assistant Deputy Director effective September 24, 2021. During her time at WHEDA, Thao has led WHEDA’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts throughout all aspects of the organization. She has accepted a

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UW System: New credit transfer agreement to benefit Wisconsin students

UW System, WTCS collaborate for seamless credit transfer MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) have signed a historic agreement that makes it easier for students to transfer from among up to 72 credits between the two higher education systems. The agreement, effective Sept.

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Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Wisconsin advocates for agriculture at national meeting

MADISON, Wis. – This week, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) leadership participated in the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting, contributing in policy committee discussions, taking part in business meetings, and joining plenary sessions. The NASDA annual meeting was hosted in Kentucky, September

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