Articles by Tessa Conroy

Income inequality has been rising since the 1980s, both in Wisconsin and nationally, and economists and policymakers have become increasingly aware of and concerned about this trend.
The spirit of open trade with foreign markets reflected in recent trade policies has a direct impact on the Wisconsin economy.
When it comes to jobs in Wisconsin, there are unique differences between the urban communities of Milwaukee and Madison, with their legacy-industry manufacturing and government-education tandem, respectively, compared to agriculture-, manufacturing- and tourism-intensive rural counties.
Economic growth and development hinge on how firms conduct business. Companies striving to maximize profits can compete in two ways: They can minimize their operating costs or they can innovate, develop new products and increase their market share. In practice, many firms mix these options by focusing on innovation while keeping an eye on costs.
Opportunities exist to improve Wisconsin's education pipeline and create a future with competitive wages, innovative industry and entrepreneurial activity.
Communities may be underutilizing a valuable resource for economic growth: women entrepreneurs.