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A Path to Economic Growth

A Path to Economic Growth

When economists are measuring the health of an economy, they look at a host of key factors from the unemployment rate and mobility to wage growth and — importantly — job creation. And in Wisconsin, the jobs pipeline has been drying up. A key study has ranked Wisconsin last among the top 25 states in startup activity for three straight years. Even Alabama is ahead of…

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Work, Live, and Play in Wisconsin – Retirees

Work, Live, and Play in Wisconsin – Retirees

My parents have lived in Sheboygan their entire lives. Their determination, hard work, and support helped launch me to be who I am today. And I’m so grateful for that. When I look at the way Wisconsin treats it’s retirees, it is clear to see that we have work to do. People like you, who have spent decades building Wisconsin,…

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Work, Live, and Play in Wisconsin – Mid-Life

Work, Live, and Play in Wisconsin – Mid-Life

If you’re like me, you’ve watched your home state change a lot in the past few years. Throughout the Midwest, Wisconsin was a progressive leader that made us proud to establish roots here. Lately though, that progressive vision has been dimmed, and it doesn’t seem like the same place we’ve loved all our lives. So what’s next? We’ve been listening…

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Work, Live, and Thrive in Wisconsin

Work, Live, and Thrive in Wisconsin

These days, it seems like “millennial” is everyone’s favorite buzzword. But the more people talk about millennials, the less they seem to be listening to you. Here in Wisconsin, we have a wealth of colleges and technical schools, and great jobs for our graduates. So then why do so many millennials look to Minneapolis or Chicago to start their careers…

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Looking Forward in Wisconsin

Almost everyone who writes about the Midwest wants to focus on a narrative of loss; factories or family farms closing one by one; the sense of having to work harder just to stay in place. It sells newspapers. But Wisconsin never has fit neatly into anyone’s script — and we’re not about to now. This year as we traveled across the state…

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