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28Jul

Bill Could Present a Redevelopment Opportunity for Stevens Point

By Portage County Business Council

Congressman Dave Obey recently announced the passing of the FY 2011 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill by the Appropriations Committee. It’s now on to the full House and Senate (continued).

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27Jul

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

By Portage County Business Council

Lowering business costs is at the top of everyone’s list and a recent article by Dana Olson, President and CEO, Ecodev in Area Development Online points out how relocating to a community (continued).

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27Jul

Foreign Subsidies Hurt U.S. Paper Industry

By Kathy Marks

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 (continued).

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23Jul

Think Wisconsin Needs Bold Action to Spur Venture Capitalism?

By Kathy Marks

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 (continued).

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23Jul

Wisconsin Takes Steps to Improve Agribusiness, Nutrition and Rural Development

By Kathy Marks

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 (continued).

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23Jul

Wisconsin Workforce Development Critical to Economic Recovery

By Kathy Marks

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 (continued).

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23Jul

2011 Will Bring WI Web-based Educational Resources for Entrepreneurs

By Portage County Business Council

The first phase of a new entrepreneurship program for the University of Wisconsin system is expected to be completed by 2011. Web-based educational resources will be made available to the (continued).

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