Wisconsin Business

More Wisconsinites Applying for Jobs After End of Weekly $300 Bonus

The end of the $300 per week enhanced federal unemployment payments have helped, but Wisconsin businesses a still dealing with a shortage of workers. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) says those businesses may be dealing with that problem for a while longer. WMC President and CEO Kurt Bauer says more people are applying for jobs now that the federal benefits have lapsed.
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Wisconsin’s newest large-scale solar energy project in Manitowoc County

TWO CREEKS, Wis. (WBAY) - Landowners joined local and state leaders at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday morning to celebrate the state’s newest large-scale solar energy project, Point Beach Solar Energy Center in the town of Two Creeks. The facility aims to make Wisconsin more sustainable and green. “That’s important...
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Local business vying for "Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin" title

What is the coolest thing made in Wisconsin? In a few weeks, we'll know. It could be a machine designed and built by an Ashland-area business, Absolut Manufacturing, a Bretting company. Blake Bretting said with rolled paper products in short supply when COVID-19 hit, they saw an opportunity. "We said,...

Wisconsin Inno Under 25: The 2021 rising tech leaders to watch

Even with a relatively nascent technology and startup scene compared with other states, Wisconsin has some impressive young innovators. From founders raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund their early-stage companies to student inventors filing patents for their novel creations, there are bright, emerging entrepreneurs in Madison, Milwaukee and other corners of the state.

Documentary captures rural Wisconsin's struggle with hog CAFOs

The struggle with new large hog farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations, in rural Wisconsin has culminated into new coverage from national media, including one organization that produced a documentary. The Real News Network partnered with In These Times to produce a 30-minute documentary featuring several anti-CAFO advocates,...

N.E Wi businesses part of “Coolest Things Made”

Four businesses in northeast Wisconsin are in the top 16 Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin. Nick Novak from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce says the businesses made it through the online nomination process and the field of about 150. Mercury Marine is the third seed. He thinks most people know what they do. BenShot out of Appleton is the sixth seed. The father and son duo make pint glasses.

Can Wisconsin Home Sales Keep Pace With Last Year's Records?

In 2021, Wisconsin home sales have been ahead of the record sales in 2020. But will the market stay on a record pace for the rest of the year? That's not clear yet. There were 56,503 existing homes sold between January and August in Wisconsin, according to the latest report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association. That's up 2.7 percent from sales of the same period last year.

Zilber Property Group acquires 525,000-square-foot, four-building industrial portfolio in Wisconsin

Zilber Property Group has acquired an about 525,000-square-foot, four-building industrial portfolio along the I-90/I-39 corridor in Janesville, Wisconsin. Ranging in size from about 45,000 square feet up to 250,000 square feet, the buildings are fully-occupied by long-standing tenants Cummins, Inc.; Pepsi; National Food Distributors; and Panoramic. The buildings are located...

Tight supply of homes could hold back record sales in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin are outpacing last year’s record purchases, but experts say the lack of inventory has tapped down the hot market. The latest report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows 56,503 homes were sold between January and August. That’s an increase of 2.7% from the same period in 2020.

Worker Shortage in Wisconsin to Last for Foreseeable Future

(Terry Bell, WRN) Wisconsin employers can expect a worker shortage for the foreseeable future. The end of enhanced federal unemployment benefits may have some people heading back to work, but Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce says the state didn’t have enough workers before the coronavirus pandemic, and that there aren’t enough workers now.

Technological innovation continues to shape Wisconsin agriculture

Ben Huber knows a thing or two about agriculture. And he understands the important, ever-evolving role that technology plays in the industry. Huber grew up on a dairy farm in northern Illinois. Today, he helps his wife’s family farm soybean and corn in Mt. Carroll, Ill., and serves as a member of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. In 2019, Huber was awarded the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Wisconsin Dairy Sets World Record For Longest String Cheese

Any way you slice it (or pull it), that's a lot of cheese! A dairy in Wisconsin recently set an unofficial world record for the longest piece of string cheese. Weyauwega Star Fairy in Weyauwega, Wisconsin (where else?) unofficially broke it's own almost 30-year record for the longest piece of string cheese recorded - at 3,832 feet.