Stories tagged: "rural economy"


Sheila Desjarlais and Tony Evers
The Evers Administration Prioritized Small Businesses in its COVID Response. Those Efforts Are Paying Off.

“I am as purple as you can get. I am not red. I am not blue, I could care less what party you are, your actions speak louder than words,” said Melissa Martinez, director of the Washburn Chamber of Commerce.

Evers Grant
Based on Aid Distribution, Evers Shows Up as Among the Most Pro-Small Business Governors

Wisconsin gets a smaller portion of federal help compared to other states but is investing more of it in the state and local economies.

Democratic US Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski speaks with Matt Gabler Wednesday on Gabler's farm in eastern Eau Claire County about struggles Wisconsin farmers face. Godlewski's stop was part of a three-day tour to unveil her plan to assist Wisconsin's rural areas. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Godlewski Pledges to Help Farmers, Others Who Live in Wisconsin’s Rural Communities

Sarah Godlewski released her plan for rural Wisconsin designed to address such issues as increasing internet access, expanding health and child care options, and boosting job opportunities.

"Fighting Bob" La Follette's birthplace, still operating as a dairy farm, is shutting down. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
170 Years Later, ‘Fighting Bob’ La Follette’s Childhood Dairy Farm Is Shutting Down

The legendary progressive politician's birthplace will become Wisconsin's latest dairy farm loss.

The rolling hills of Buffalo County. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Op-Ed: Rural Communities Need Support to Keep Wisconsin Strong

Kriss Marion, a small-business owner and Lafayette County supervisor, writes in support of rural communities.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. (Photo provided)
Baldwin Now Heads Senate Panel Key to Expanding Broadband Across Rural U.S.

Subgroup of the powerful Appropriations Committee helps coordinate all who are working to fill the gaps in service.

Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.
Report: One in Four Across Rural Wisconsin Still Lack Internet Speeds Needed for Today’s Economy

Legislature will be asked to do more as the pandemic requires more online time for work, school, and social contact.