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19th State Senate District Candidates: Where Do They Stand?

On October 6 the Fox Cities Chamber partnered with Post-Crescent Media to host a candidate forum for the 19th State Senate District candidates. Republican Roger Roth and Democrat Penny Bernard Schaber discussed issues related to business and economic development in an hour-long event hosted at the OuterEdge Stage. Below are highlights as reported by co-moderator […]


Fewer Voices, Fewer Choices

What Can Diminished Candidate Numbers Tell Us About State Government? As we approach the 2014 election a few things are certain: this is the most important election of your lifetime (until the next one), you are tired of the non-stop campaign commercials on radio and television, and your choices for who will represent you in […]


Why the Export-Import Bank needs to be reauthorized

After the financial collapse of 2008, Wisconsin’s economy suffered along with the rest of the country. However, our relative strength in advanced manufacturing means we are well-positioned to take a lead in the present economic recovery. In order to do that, we need to reach a big untapped market for local manufacturers: the rest of […]

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October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin!

One of the foundations of the Wisconsin and Fox Cities economy is manufacturing. From machining parts to assembling planes, we make all kinds of cool stuff here! The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) has planned lots of great events to celebrate Manufacturing Month. Check out more information here: http://www.wmep.org/node/2645 Happy Manufacturing Month!

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Fox Cities: Can’t Hire Tech Workers Fast Enough

Over the past six months I have had the pleasure of visiting with business-owners of all kinds, and one thing I hear from many of them is they can’t find enough technology workers to meet their needs. These anecdotes gave me a sense of the issue, but today I came upon an article that gives […]

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