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Hemp businesses on the rise in Wisconsin, lawmaker says

Hemp-related businesses are on the rise in Wisconsin, following the state’s first growing season for the crop in more than 60 years.   That’s according to...

Exact Sciences highlighting new screening research

Exact Sciences is highlighting new research showing the company’s Cologuard test can improve colon cancer screening rates for patients covered by Medicare.   Citing data from...

Hispanic population supporting Milwaukee region’s workforce

Milwaukee’s Hispanic population has been growing steadily over the past two decades, supporting the region’s workforce and balancing out population losses in other demographics.   Still,...

Wisconsin Policy Forum report focuses on unemployment fund

The Wisconsin Policy Forum says the state is "clearly better prepared” for a recession that it was in 2007.   A new report focused on the...

Manufacturing resources could be key to creating new clean energy jobs

The state’s manufacturing resources could be key to creating new clean energy jobs, according to Wisconsin Environmental Initiative Director John Imes.   Speaking yesterday at a...

Evers: 13,000 Foxconn jobs ‘unrealistic’

Gov. Tony Evers says it's "unrealistic" to think Foxconn will create the 13,000 jobs it had pledged given the company's plans to scale back...

WARF chief venture officer calling for more state dollars for shared labs

Mike Partsch, chief venture officer for WARF, is calling for greater state investment in shared lab spaces to help emerging biotech startups.   As a former...

Insurance claims analysis shows impact of pain management tool

Members of WEA Trust who used a digital platform for managing lower back pain cut use of emergency and urgent care by more than...

Foxconn reported spending nearly $100M last year on Racine Co. project

Foxconn spent nearly $100 million on its Racine County development last year with the lion's share going to land acquisition.   And about half the Taiwanese...

Novomoto has big plans for 2019

After winning the Governor’s Business plan contest in 2018, Novomoto has big plans for expansion in 2019 and beyond.   The company provides rent-to-own solar electrical...

Fruit flies used as models for traumatic brain injury

Scientists at UW-Madison are giving fruit flies brain damage in order to test potential therapies for traumatic brain injury.   A patent in late February was...

SwanLeap looking to reach new international customers

SwanLeap co-founder Brad Hollister is bringing new logistics technologies to businesses with operations in Latin America, anchored by the company’s first international office in...

WisBusiness: The Podcast with Yu-Lin Yang, president of Transcend UW

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Yu-Lin Yang, president of Transcend UW.   This student org, which grew out of UW-Madison’s engineering department, helps...

Scientists at UW-Madison moving toward new cancer treatments

UW-Madison scientists have made a discovery that opens up new avenues for investigating potential cancer treatments.   Their work centers on the p53 protein, which is...

Exact Sciences CEO calls for creation of new corporate investment fund

Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy is calling on business leaders in Milwaukee and statewide to help create a new corporate investment fund to drive...