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State leaders to join Governor Walker in awarding fab labs grants throughout Wisconsin

April 21, 2017

Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and key state leaders will travel throughout Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 25, to present more than 20 public school districts with a total of nearly $500,000 in grants that will enable them to start or expand local fabrication laboratories, or fab labs. Read More

The next in tech: 25 emerging startup hubs

April 03, 2017

More than that, the startup culture of entrepreneurship, fueled by scalable technology, is spreading as well. Around the country, an increasing number of companies are describing themselves as “startups” when they advertise for workers. Read More

Wisconsin’s rise in STEM grads boosts state’s status as a tech hub

March 30, 2017

Across the U.S., the talent wars are being won by states that invest resources in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and have workforces with strong STEM capabilities. It’s encouraging news, then, that the number of graduates from Wisconsin technical colleges’ and universities’ STEM programs has been rising in recent years, both at the bachelor’s and at the advanced degree level. Read More

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WEDC, UW-Stout to launch statewide online tool to promote collaboration among public school fab labs

April 20, 2017

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Stout today announced that the university is developing an online tool to increase collaboration and the sharing of resources among Wisconsin school districts with digital fabrication laboratories (fab labs). Read More

DuraTech Industries to expand manufacturing facility in La Crosse

April 19, 2017

DuraTech Industries Inc., which provides high-quality custom label printing services for customers worldwide, today is breaking ground on a 47,300-square-foot expansion to the company’s manufacturing facility in La Crosse. Read More

YPWeek Wisconsin initiative aims to attract, retain young professionals

April 18, 2017

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is teaming up with young professional organizations throughout the state on an initiative aimed at attracting and retaining young talent in Wisconsin. Read More

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