PSC to Host Broadband Planning Symposium

The 2013 Broadband Planning Symposium, a part of the LinkWISCONSIN initiative to make Wisconsin more competitive through improved availability, adoption and use of broadband technology, will be held in Madison on April 4-5, 2013. The Symposium will bring together diverse stakeholders and provide an opportunity to build partnerships, explore various broadband planning efforts and facilitate […]

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Mining Bill on the Assembly Floor Today

The mining bill, SB1, is being debated on the Assembly floor today. The bill is expected to pass this evening, after the 9.5 hours of scheduled debate expires. This is the last legislative step in the lawmaking process as the Senate passed the bill on February 27. Assembly approval would send the bill to Gov. Walker […]

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Walker’s $132 Million Workforce Development Agenda

Over the weekend, Gov. Walker announced the details of his workforce development agenda. In total, the plan invests $132 million in programs aimed at equipping workers with the skills they need to find jobs in the modern workforce. “Our goal is to help our state and our workers become among the most prosperous and innovative […]

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Mining Bills Headed to Joint Finance Committee

On February 6 the Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue and the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining both met to amend the mining bill, AB1/SB1, and move it forward in the legislative process. Numerous amendments were made to the bill in response to concerns raised during hearings on AB1/SB1 and […]

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Democrats Release Detailed Jobs Agenda

Democrats in the state legislature have released a package of bills they say will create jobs quickly, close the skills gap and rebuild Wisconsin’s middle class. Workforce Growth Skills Training Program SUMMARY: Creates a competitive grant training program based on the needs of Wisconsin businesses aimed at closing the skills gap facing our state. DETAILS: […]

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Gov. Walker Announces Investment in Tourism and Economic Development

As the date of Gov. Walker’s budget address draws nearer, the governor has been releasing some details about proposals that will be contained in it. At the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, he announced some economic development initiatives aimed at improving the business climate and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation as well […]

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Hough Receives Economic Development Award

Hamilton Consulting’s founder, Jim Hough, was honored at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s 2013 Governor’s Conference on Economic Development for his individual contributions to the field of economic development. Jim Hough has been a fixture among the Wisconsin economic development community for nearly forty years. Simply stated, Jim and economic development are interchangeable references that […]

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DWD Sec. Newson Talks About Employment Programs and Unemployment Insurance

In an interview with the Wheeler Report, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson talked about his agency and plans for the next year. What have been the major accomplishments of your agency recently?We’re working hard to carry out the Governor’s agenda on job creation and developing the workforce. The Governor has put forward five […]

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Walker Discusses Budget Priorities

Gov. Walker has indicated that his top priorities for the 2013-15 Biennial State Budget are creating jobs, developing the workforce, transforming education, reforming government, and investing in infrastructure. In the time leading up to the Biennial Budget Address on February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers, Walker is releasing a series of […]

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Walker Appoints Chief Economic Development Officer

Gov. Walker has removed “interim” from the title of the CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development (WEDC) by appointing Reed Hall to fill the permanent position. “Reed brings a fresh perspective and strong leadership to the WEDC,” said Gov. Walker. “Reed’s experience at the Marshfield Clinic, in numerous civic organizations, and involvement in creating private […]

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