Stories tagged: "wisconsin economy"


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.

A shovel is set in place before the June 28, 2018 groundbreaking ceremony of what was originally planned as a Foxconn large flat-screen manufacturing facility. (Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto)
Wisconsin Might Have to Change a Law for Foxconn to Build Electric Vehicles in Mount Pleasant

The troubled project in Mount Pleasant has a new problem: a state law banning automakers from selling directly to consumers.

Chris Van Es with then-Treasury Secy Jack Lew in 2016.
WI Treasury Alum: Janet Yellen Is Good for Workers, Consumers, Interest Rates, Tariffs

Eau Claire native Chris Van Es says she and other Obama-era figures are also “crisis tested” and ready to help President-elect Biden.

A jogger runs past the Midwest Paper Group mill in Combined Locks
Politics Creates Economic Illusion in Houdini’s Hometown

Whether Trump broke the economy in Appleton or is saving it may be more about feelings than facts.