A new UW System Business Council is one of the outcomes from a Board of Regents meeting in Eau Claire.

UW System President Ray Cross made the announcement yesterday, pointing to the importance of higher education, strategic investing and outreach in the development and retention of critical talent for the state.

The meeting also featured a discussion on these key points, as industry leaders spoke about the need for increased communication and collaboration.

These issues are important, said Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still, because the state needs to “maintain an edge” in an increasingly competitive global economy. Read the full story here.