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New governor should plug brain drain

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You would hardly know it from the campaign for governor, but Wisconsin has more than a brain drain; it has a brain hemorrhage. Ask Wisconsin parents and grandparents who have watched their offspring with college degrees move to other states with better job prospects. They tell me how much they miss their kids and grandkids. Their ...

Burke ups ante on startup investing

The Wisconsin challenge of playing catch-up in the creation of an economy driven by startups hasn’t played prominently in the soon-to-end gubernatorial debates, but it should have. In one major dimension, we live in an innovation economy that is led by entrepreneurs. They are the major job creators; they are the best bet to lead ...

Walker, Burke cite clusters as roadmap out of economic swamp

Where do Gov. Walker and his Democratic challenger stand on “clusters? It’s not a hot button campaign issue, yet almost all economic strategists have come around to clusters as the best organizing concept for how the economy works. It means groups of players from business, government, education and the supply chain in a particular industry that ...

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