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Groups fighting drug abuse getting over $3.1 million in grants over five years

Five organizations working to reduce youth substance abuse in Wisconsin are getting a total of over $3.1 million in federal grants from...

State lawmakers say federal infrastructure bills could boost modernization efforts in Wisconsin

Two state lawmakers say pending federal legislation would accelerate efforts in Wisconsin to develop modern infrastructure such as electric vehicle charging stations...

Marquette researcher gets $950,000 NSF grant

An associate professor of biological sciences at Marquette University has received a $950,000 grant for her research into certain aging disorders. 

UW-Madison launches new School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences

-- UW-Madison’s newly launched School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences aims to build on the momentum of these growing fields. 

Solar project powering 40 percent of Dane County facilities

In its first nine months of operation, the Dane County Regional Airport's latest solar project has produced enough electricity to power 1,200...

Rural prosperity event features insights on workforce issues and rural health care

-- A rural development expert with the USDA says infrastructure investments and financial incentives could help attract workers to rural communities in...

Investments in education, employment seen as key to attracting young professionals to Milwaukee

Leaders in Milwaukee say investments in education and employment opportunities will help attract more young professionals.  “I definitely think...

Former ambassadors discuss strategies for boosting international trade

Two former U.S. ambassadors say Wisconsin should leverage cultural, diplomatic and academic ties with other nations in order to strengthen international trade. 

Thousands of Wisconsinites on unemployment losing extra federal benefit

Thousands of Wisconsinites on unemployment will lose the extra $300 weekly benefit after the federal unemployment supplement ended over the holiday weekend,...

Marcus Corporation CEO doesn’t expect ‘full recovery’ until 2024

Marcus Corporation President and CEO Greg Marcus says the company is seeing signs of financial resurgence from last year, though he doesn’t...

WisBusiness: the Podcast with Laura Dresser, associate director of COWS

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with Laura Dresser, associate director of COWS, a think tank based at UW-Madison. 

COWS report highlights pandemic impact on leisure, hospitality jobs

A report from a UW-Madison think tank shows employment in the state's leisure and hospitality industry remains 18.7 percent lower than before...

Chemical recovery boiler bill supported by paper companies, labor groups

Supporters of a bill to limit the frequency of inspections on certain paper mill machinery say the change would provide regulatory certainty...

RehabPath connecting people with addiction resources

A startup called RehabPath aims to help more people escape the cycle of addiction.  The Substance Abuse and Mental...

NorthStar issued $37 million in cooperative funding agreements

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has been issued two cooperative funding agreements worth $37 million by federal officials to boost production of a material...
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