As Wisconsin policy-makers ponder what it means to ensure the state is truly “open for business,” their reading list should include a July 2010 report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation that highlights the importance of homegrown start-up companies to the American economy.

Actually, I’ll save them reading the full report with the world’s briefest executive summary: Start-ups aren’t everything when it comes to job growth. They’re the only thing.

Read full Journal Sentinel commentary by Tom Still here.