System News: Knowledge Powers drives WisconsinBiz
The publisher calls it "a toolbox for economic growth." The University of Wisconsin System sees the new state-wide business publication, titled "WisconsinBiz," as a tool to raise awareness about what UW institutions mean to the state's economic and cultural development.
Dan Meyer publishes the weekly Milwaukee-area business magazine BizTimes. Meyer says his company's newest venture features important in-depth information on Wisconsin's leading industry clusters; a roundup of academic research; and profiles of regional economic development agencies, including the economic impact of the Native American Tribal Communities of Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin System is prominently featured in WisconsinBiz, which can be viewed on the web. The eight-page UW System, "Knowledge Powers" section begins on page 66. Kenosha's Francisco Loyola is featured on page 72. Loyola talks about how the arts enhance a region's quality-of-life, and that in turn supports economic development. Loyola cites the UW-Parkside Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities as key to the increased vibrancy of southeastern Wisconsin.
UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford says the successful future of Wisconsin depends heavily on the knowledge resource available to businesses and organizations of all sizes. "That's why 'Knowledge Powers' is such an appropriate and relevant theme to help carry the message of what high-quality, public higher education means to the state, Ford said."In addition to the Knowledge Powers special section, a UW-Parkside ad featuring pre-med student Keona Thompson can be seen inside the back cover of WisconsinBiz.