There’s no doubt losing those companies hurts Wisconsin’s efforts to
wean its economy off a dependence on agriculture and old-school
manufacturing by building a high-tech cluster. Although the state
continues to rank poorly in entrepreneurship rates and venture capital investments,
it’s starting to build some momentum with new micro-VC funds, groups
striving to nurture the nascent startup community, and a
small-but-promising crop of growing young companies.

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