10 pages have the tag Jobs and Economy

  • /news/columns/2014/improve-the-economy-get-money-in-people-s-pockets/
    Summary “If there is one thing you could do to help it would be to raise the minimum wage.” A worker told me. She worked the last 8 years for a company that barely paid her $8.00 an hour.
    Body Improve the Economy? Get Money in People’s Pockets “If there is one thing you could do to help it would be to raise the minimum wage.” A worker told me. She worked the last 8 years for a company that barely paid her $8.00 an hour. “I’m the only b...
  • /news/columns/2015/canada-and-wisconsin-friends-and-partners/
    Summary Did you know a third of everything Wisconsin sells to the world we sell to Canada? And more visitors come to Wisconsin from Canada than any other country?
    Body Canada and Wisconsin Friends and Partners Did you know a third of everything Wisconsin sells to the world we sell to Canada? And more visitors come to Wisconsin from Canada than any other country? Wisconsin recently celebrated Canada Day at the C...
  • /news/columns/2015/changes-for-work-and-workers-in-the-gig-economy/
    Summary “If my company followed the rules, they couldn’t survive,” my niece Becky told me as we traveled home from our “Small Business Saturday” shopping trip.
    Body ​Changes for Work and Workers In the "Gig Economy" “If my company followed the rules, they couldn’t survive,” my niece Becky told me as we traveled home from our “Small Business Saturday” shopping trip. Small retail businesses are owned by local fo...
  • /news/columns/2017/thank-you-wisconsin-for-the-beautiful-gift/
    Summary “Friends in the Wisconsin Legislature, we beg you: Sign that bad deal with Foxconn,” recently wrote the Chicago Sun Times editorial board. “It’s the neighborly thing to do.”
    Body “Thank you, Wisconsin, for the Beautiful Gift” “Friends in the Wisconsin Legislature, we beg you: Sign that bad deal with Foxconn,” recently wrote the Chicago Sun Times editorial board. “It’s the neighborly thing to do.” The Wisconsin Assembly obli...
  • /news/columns/2017/wedcs-history-raises-concerns-about-state-s-ability-to-oversee-foxconn-deal/
    Summary “Can you find out the nuclear flaw in the Foxconn deal?” a woman asked me. She was referring to words leaked out of secret negotiations between the state and a Taiwanese billionaire.
    Body WEDC’s History Raises Concerns about State’s Ability to Oversee Foxconn Deal “Can you find out the nuclear flaw in the Foxconn deal?” a woman asked me. She was referring to words leaked out of secret negotiations between the state and a Taiwanese bi...
  • /news/columns/2017/wedc-admits-they-are-not-following-the-law/
    Summary “We have not been able to verify the jobs,” said Secretary Mark Hogan at a recent public hearing of the Joint Committee on Audit.
    Body WEDC Admits They Are Not Following the Law “We have not been able to verify the jobs,” said Secretary Mark Hogan at a recent public hearing of the Joint Committee on Audit. In this statement, the head of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporati...
  • /news/columns/2017/foxconn-the-hype-and-the-small-print/
    Summary ...as Paul Harvey used to say, “Here’s the Rest of the Story.”
    Body   Foxconn: The Hype and the Small Print Great News! A big tech company called Foxconn is coming to southeast Wisconsin and bringing with it a lot of new jobs. The new company will build a big factory and make flat screens for computers. The Govern...
  • /news/columns/2016/taking-credit-for-the-sun-coming-up/
    Summary I explained to the reporter that economic growth depended on many factors. Business needs a skilled workforce. Companies need a functioning infrastructure, including broadband, an efficient transportation system, good schools, a university system on ...
    Body   Taking Credit for the Sun Coming Up “Wisconsin lowered taxes and reduced regulation and that increased jobs in the state, right?” A journalist from a national newspaper asked about the state of our economy for a story he was writing. “The assump...
  • /news/columns/2013/how-good-are-claims-about-metal-mining-jobs/
    Summary “We have the potential for a billion and a half dollar investment,” said Governor Walker in his recent State of the State speech. “That could lead to as many as 3,000 construction-related jobs and 2,800 long-term jobs.”
    Body How Good Are Claims About Metal Mining Jobs? “We have the potential for a billion and a half dollar investment,” said Governor Walker in his recent State of the State speech. “That could lead to as many as 3,000 construction-related jobs and 2,800...
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    Last edited: 03/06/2018

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