Pulitizer Prize winner Kathleen Gallagher writes a column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Business section. You can read all of her columns here:
‘Occupy Wall Street 2.0’ attacks feeding trough of the financial services industry
It’s Occupy Wall Street 2.0. A push that may not change the world immediately but will keep trying. Read more here.
Midwest auto industry must respond to Tesla
The Great Lakes region is North America’s most dominant auto industry cluster and Tesla Inc. is on a mission to disrupt it. Read more here.
Time to rethink Foxconn campus
Foxconn and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. appear to be on the brink of redoing the company’s tax incentive plan, presumably to right-size the incentives to match Foxconn’s performance. Read more here.
Medical College, UW fail to deliver on promises to improve public health
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare weaknesses in Wisconsin’s public health system and raised questions about the two organizations that received $600 million more than 15 years ago to improve it. Read more here.
Foxconn complex could pay off — but in a different way than the company promised
There is enough at stake to try to salvage the Foxconn project. If Foxconn developed an Industrial Supply Chain Center of Excellence here it would help the region develop its own technological capabilities. It would have a powerful long-term impact. Read more here.
Indiana is far ahead of other Midwest states in crucial computer science training
In the last three years, Indiana has rocketed ahead of every other Midwestern state in the race to expand K-12 computer science education. Read more here.
Briggs & Stratton board of directors focused on executives and themselves rather than investors
Now that Briggs & Stratton has changed hands, it’s time to tackle the elephant in the room: its board of directors. Read more here.
Briggs & Stratton, Generac are similar companies heading in different directions
Briggs & Stratton and Generac have headquarters just 20 miles apart. They operate in many of the same business lines, and are headed by executives who came from big accounting firms and worked their way up to the top job. But these companies’ current situations couldn’t be more different. Read more here.
Kathleen Gallagher was a business reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Milwaukee Sentinel for 23 years. She was one of two reporters on the team that won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the One in a Billion series. Gallagher is now executive director of 5 Lakes Institute, a nonprofit working to grow the Great Lakes region’s high technology entrepreneurial economy and culture. She can be reached at [email protected].
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