new economy

July 17, 2012 - 10:00am
Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that tight state budgets have resulted in several governors adopting Internet sales tax agreements with online retailers that require these sellers to collect state sales taxes at the time of purchase, even...
March 19, 2009 - 9:00am
By: Anonymous
We’ve all heard of the brain drain—that powerful vacuum sucking all of the college-educated young professionals out of cities like Milwaukee. More recent reporting suggests that many who leave later return to the Milwaukee area. What do these...
April 2, 2007 - 12:23pm
By: Anonymous
According to a recent The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) The story is simple: Everyone is losing manufacturing jobs (yes, even China). Some regions are transitioning. Some are not.Sure, we could subsidize developers in hopes of spurring new...
March 19, 2007 - 12:54pm
Way back in 2000, the Forum wrote a white paper for the Governor's economic summit (remember those?), which found that while joining the "new economy" was necessary, it could actually harm our tax base in certain ways. We noted especially that our...
March 7, 2007 - 8:37am
The Kaufman Foundation's latest ranking of states puts Wisconsin 30th. The 2007 State New Economy Index finds that states in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, are not adapting their economies to compete effectively in regional and global markets....