Joe Schulz

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State’s Rent Prices Down, Evictions Up

State’s Rent Prices Down, Evictions Up

Rents normalizing, declining in October as evictions return to pre-pandemic levels.

State Manufacturers Embrace Automation

State Manufacturers Embrace Automation

High percentage investing in robotics, cloud computing, other technology, citing labor shortage.

State’s Biohealth Industry Growing Quickly

State’s Biohealth Industry Growing Quickly

New report finds sector employs 77,000, has economic impact of $32 billion.

State Tourism Rebounds Since Pandemic

State Tourism Rebounds Since Pandemic

Revenue up 21% in 2021, study finds, but business-oriented travel in Milwaukee hasn't fully recovered.

La Follette Barely Leads Loudenbeck for Secretary of State

La Follette Barely Leads Loudenbeck for Secretary of State

AP hasn't called race. Republican candidate John Lieber leads for State Treasurer.

Wisconsin Led Nation In Using Federal Pandemic Relief to Promote Economy

Wisconsin Led Nation In Using Federal Pandemic Relief to Promote Economy

Evers uses 56% of federal ARPA funds for economic development, helps 6,600 businesses.

Wisconsin Housing Shortage Compounding Worker Shortage

Wisconsin Housing Shortage Compounding Worker Shortage

Shortage of available homes making it more difficult to find workers, raising prices.

State Workforce May Shrink by 2030

State Workforce May Shrink by 2030

Report projects loss of 130,000 workers, unless there is in migration to Wisconsin.

State Sees Increase in Women on Corporate Boards

State Sees Increase in Women on Corporate Boards

Now comprise 26% of Wisconsin's top-50 public corporate boards, huge rise in 20 years.

State’s Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

State’s Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

From 3.1% to 3.2%, still near a historic low, as state added 14,400 more private sector jobs last month.

New Report Explores Manufacturing in Wisconsin

New Report Explores Manufacturing in Wisconsin

Companies are optimistic despite challenges with hiring, supply chain delays and inflation.