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Steve Jagler's Articles
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Marketplace - April 22, 2015
Business confidence is on the rise
Several jaws dropped and eyebrows rose in January when BizTimes predicted a robust year of national economic growth for 2015. Well, we're at the quarter pole, and so far, so good.
Sports - April 8, 2015
Bucks assemble a vibrant business team
Under new ownership, the Milwaukee Bucks made significant strides by building a young pool of talent on the court this season. However, the organization also has quickly assembled an impressive pool of young talent off the court in the front office.
Buzz - March 25, 2015
State economic policies have consequences
By virtually every measure, Minnesota is taking Wisconsin's lunch money, according to a recent study by the LaCrosse Tribune, which lies right at the border.
Buzz - March 11, 2015
Invest in Milwaukee's future
In his Feb. 23 column for the BizTimes, Steve Jagler observed that each time a project is proposed to propel the city forward, someone or something seems to pop up and attempts to stop it. Judging from the feedback Steve Jagler received in response to his piece, many readers feel the same way.
Buzz - Feb. 9, 2015
Let's get out of our own way
Since 1851, Wisconsin's state motto has been "Forward." However, these days, a more appropriate motto might be "Just hold on a minute..."
Buzz - Jan. 14, 2015
These political decisions will have major consequences
If it seems like so many public policy decisions are hanging fire in Wisconsin these days, it's only because they are. And so many of these loose ends seem to be intertwined and interdependent.
Buzz - Dec. 23, 2014
Cincinnati's familiar streetcar saga
As the legal slog to develop a new streetcar system in Downtown Milwaukee continues to play out in court, in City Hall and at the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, proponents and opponents alike would do well to keep an eye on Cincinnati.
Buzz - Dec. 2, 2014
Hall brings stability to WEDC
If asked to return for another term as secretary and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Reed Hall says he would be honored to serve again.
Buzz - Nov. 14, 2014
Replace Downtown post office with new arena
In recent years, the Milwaukee Bucks have not had much to celebrate when they've conducted their annual preview luncheon with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. This year, however, there was a tangible buzz in the room at the event, which was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Marketplace - Nov. 12, 2014
Net neutrality 101
In essence, preserving net neutrality would ensure that all consumers and businesses will have universal levels of access to a fast Internet, not just some preferred customers who would pay for "faster lanes" on the Internet.
Buzz - Oct. 29, 2014
Sheehy's call for taxpayers to fund new arena faces uphill climb
Over the years, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and its president, Tim Sheehy, have been vocal and ardent opponents of new taxes. That's why more than a few business leaders were still trying to process the messages Sheehy gave them when he spoke to the Milwaukee Rotary Club recently about the need to raise public financing for the region's cultural and entertainment venues.
Buzz - Oct. 19, 2014
Take your company to the "Next Stage"
Empower your people to think like entrepreneurs and serve your customers. That was the leading takeaway message from the panelists at the first Next Stage Workshop recently presented by BizTimes.
Marketplace - Oct. 8, 2014
Suburban companies comprise "Fastest Five"
The Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) recently unveiled its list of the "Fastest Five" companies.
Marketplace - Sept. 17, 2014
Koss Corp. faces steep challenges
Bottom line: Koss is losing money, has halted production at its plant in Mexico, is pulling back on research and development of new products and is suspending payment of dividends to shareholders.
Sports - July 23, 2014
Bowling centers fall into the gutter
If you do a Google search for the phrase "bowling is a dying sport," you will discover that folks have been predicting the demise of keggling since the dawn of the digital age.
Buzz - July 18, 2014
Arena needs public champions to get it done
The Milwaukee Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force invited business leaders from Oklahoma City, Denver and Cleveland to discuss a new arena, mass transit and other infrastructure projects in Milwaukee.
Marketplace - July 9, 2014
Don't be afraid to fire a customer
Though it may seem counterintuitive, there are times when the customer is not worth the drama, and the customer must be fired.
Living - June 25, 2014
Health care is due for next disruption
Kay Plantes, an MIT-trained economist, author and expert on business model innovation, recently predicted the next big wave of innovation in health care.
Movies & TV - June 11, 2014
Tiering would end net neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently voted to open up recently proposed rules concerning the future of the Internet for public comment. The changes could end net neutrality.
Buzz - May 29, 2014
Get to know the millennials
To many of my colleagues in the baby boom generation, the rising generation of millennials is a mystery.
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