It has been well-established by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and others that Wisconsin lags in business start-up activity.

Now a conversation has started in Milwaukee to figure out what to do about it.

“There are some serious issues that need to be addressed. There’s a lot of work to be done,” said Colin Tomkins-Bergh, a Madison-based research analyst for the Kauffman Foundation.

Tomkins-Bergh presented Kauffman’s research into start-up activity and growth entrepreneurship during a Milwaukee Startup Week session Wednesday morning.

Wisconsin has for each of the past two years ranked last in the nation for start-up activity, which measures all companies that have been started, Tomkins-Bergh said. Read the full story here.