WEDC looking to ramp up tax credit revocation following audit

WEDC officials say they’re looking to pick up the pace on revoking tax credits from businesses that fail to meet the terms of their contracts.  “Our contracts for smaller tax credits usually run about five years, but it has historically

UK-US trade could benefit state ag industry

Post-Brexit, the U.K. is writing its own trade agreements that could benefit Wisconsin agriculture. The pandemic’s disruption of the U.K. supply chain has led the United Kingdom to seek out more trade opportunities with the U.S., two British Consulate representatives

Business execs pitch solutions to end ‘workforce emergency’

Ending the federal unemployment bonus is just the first step in addressing what business association leaders are calling a “workforce emergency.” More than a dozen business executives came together with GOP leaders at the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce building for

Gallagher aims to replace federal unemployment benefits with sign-on bonus

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Allouez, has introduced a bill to convert the federal unemployment benefit into a sign-on bonus for new hires.  The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation adds another $300 per week to state unemployment benefits. Congressional and state Republicans,

Laundry service startup targets BnBs and other rentals

Startup company Washbnb does what many Airbnb hosts, vacation rental property owners and boutique hotel managers don’t necessarily have the equipment or time to do — laundry.  Founder and CEO Daniel Cruz figured that out for himself when he began