Xconomy Launches In Wisconsin

Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to the-scene information about local personalities, companies and technological trends that exemplify today’s high-tech economy. Xconomy’s commitment to supporting overall economic growth is directly in line with Wisconsin’s focus on new and emerging businesses.

The online resource has retained Wisconsin business reporter, Jeff Engel, to uncover some of the best, most innovative stories within the many developing high-tech sectors in the state including life sciences, health IT, advanced manufacturing, water technology, consumer technology and energy. Formerly, Engel served as the manufacturing/technology reporter at The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee. Earlier in his career, he was the business and health care reporter for the Marshfield News-Herald in central Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin bureau joins Boston, New York, Seattle, Boulder/Denver, San Diego, Texas, Detroit and San Francisco as one of the nine Xconomy regions of focus in the country.

“Wisconsin has been on the Top 10 list of places we wanted a bureau since launching Xconomy in 2007,” said Xconomy CEO and Editor in Chief Bob Buderi. “It’s a region in the midst of a high-technology surge, and we’ve received enthusiastic support from a number of companies and organizations in the Wisconsin innovation community, many of whom already were readers.”

Xconomy Wisconsin launched with underwriting support from American Family Insurance, Arrowhead Research Corporation, BioForward, Exact Sciences Corporation, Flying Car, presented by the Greater Milwaukee Committee, gener8tor, Madison Gas and Electric, Madison Region Economic Partnership, The Water Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, as well as assistance from venture capital member 4490 Ventures.

There were multiple people and businesses involved in the launch of Xconomy in Wisconsin, from Luke Timmerman, a national biotech editor and native of Wisconsin to Laura Strong, president of Quintessence Bioscience in Madison. The state is becoming known for its true collaboration, which is certainly something to be proud of.

“As Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency, WEDC is pleased to welcome Xconomy to our state,” said Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of the WEDC. “When you look at the other cities around the nation where Xconomy has a presence, Xconomy’s decision to launch its next site in Madison/Milwaukee says a lot about the region’s innovative and vibrant business climate.”

Keep up with Xconomy’s take on Wisconsin innovation at xconomy.com.
One of nine top innovation hubs in the country—yes, that’s Wisconsin. WEDC is pleased to welcome Xconomy to our great state. Wisconsin is the most recent location to join this fast-growing national high-tech news network, and represents the ninth Xconomy bureau to open throughout the United States.

(January 2014)