Stories tagged: "wisconsin 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.

608 Day
Deals and Discounts Help Celebrate ‘608 Day’

From Dane to Rock, southern Wisconsin businesses are offering discounts this Wednesday

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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.

Becky Cooper in Bounce Milwaukee
Entrepreneurs and Elected Leaders Mark One Year of Help From the American Rescue Plan

Democrats hammer Sen. Johnson for consistent opposition to pandemic relief for Wisconsin small businesses and families.

Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) speaks during a press conference unveiling a Republican legislative package that would make it harder to access unemployment benefits and BadgerCare. GOP lawmakers claimed the bills will help address the worker shortage. (Screenshot via WisEye)
Public Assistance Would Be Harder to Access Under GOP Bills

Despite a record-low unemployment rate, Republican lawmakers want to make it harder for unemployed and low-income people to access public assistance under the guise of addressing the worker shortage.

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Evers Puts $60M in COVID Relief Toward Workforce Development

A dozen projects across Wisconsin will get funding, from Eau Claire to Kenosha, under Evers’ plan for the money.

The post-war economic boom of the 1950s and 60s sharply increased Wisconsin crop production. In this photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Latino farm workers hoe a cucumber field near Wautoma in 1967.
From Farms to Factories to New Businesses, Latinos Have Made a Mark on Wisconsin’s Economy for More Than a Century

'Impossible to talk about the state's economic health' without giving credit to decades of workers and new residents.