Zach Brandon of the Wisconsin Technology Council paints a dramatic story of what Wisconsin’s pathetic track record on venture capital has meant to the job base. His numbers on venture investing say that if Wisconsin had kept pace with the national average, it would have almost no unemployment.

The message is clear. If the Badger state is serious about job creation, it needs to pick up the pace on venture capital formation. Minnesota has pulled in $6.5 billion in venture money over the last 40 years; Wisconsin $1.2 billion. Read the full post here.