Supporting programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program, the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted a $100,000 award to the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network program at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The FAST Program… Read More »
The recession has caused a lot of businesses to take a good, long look at how they do business. As they do so, sustainability initiatives will play a critical role. Tim Eggert, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council,… Read More »
The 2009 Wisconsin Sustainable Business Report, sponsored by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s Green Tier program provides a variety of sustainability baselines for Wisconsin provides an interesting — sustainable — look at Wisconsin’s education system.… Read More »
So says a new report, “No Paper Tiger,” issued by the Economic Policy Institute. Further, notes author Usha Haley, “Since 2000, China has increased paper production three-fold to assume a leading role in the global paper industry” which adversely affects… Read More »
So does the non-profit, non-partisan Wisconsin Technology Council. In their newly released white paper, “Looking to the future: A case for bold action” the Council provides a long list of bold measures they’d like to see to spur economic development… Read More »
According to Senator Herb Kohl, the Agriculture Appropriations bill “spends less money than last year” yet has been crafted to “stretch limited federal resources to expand rural economic development, invest in agricultural research, ensure a safe food supply and improve… Read More »
In 2000, Wisconsin was home to 611,000 manufacturing jobs. Today, that number is closer to 422,000 — and most of those manufacturing jobs are not expected to return. According to a recent white paper by the Wisconsin Technology Council, “Looking to… Read More »
Governor Jim Doyle has made nearly $2.3 million in federal funding available in order to help displaced Wisconsin workers find new jobs and improve their skills. The On-the-Job Training National Emergency Grants (OJTNEG) – awarded by the U.S. Department of… Read More »
Then take a good look at Stevens Point — an eco-municipality since 2008. Just what is an eco-municipality you ask? One devoted to sustainable development that can meet present needs without threatening the needs of future generations.
Yes, we’re looking… Read More »
Are you green? If so, you may have an edge in attracting Gen Y workers.
According to a recent study completed by Johnson Controls, when Gen Y’ers are reviewing potential employers, being green is key. Ninety-six percent said they’re looking… Read More »