Saturday, August 13, 2005
The Wisconsin Investment Board has launched a study to determine whether they should be making more investments in young firms within the state.
The Fund includes $70 billion of pension assets for state workers, teachers and other employees. Last year, the fund allocated $135 million to venture investments.
Technology leaders in the state are pressing the Fund to invest an additional resources into the venture capital. To support their argument, they cite the strong university research base and a leadership position in technology transfer. Read more about these developments in Wisconsin.
posted by Ed Morrison |
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
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