Report: startup creation in rural Wisconsin communities sees sharp decline

A newly released report on rural innovation shows that since 1978, the number of startups in rural Wisconsin has dropped by 50%. The report, created by the Wisconsin Startup Coalition, University of Wisconsin College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, and Alliant Energy, found that while Wisconsin has an average number of business closings when compared to

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Ashley Smart
Ashley covers startups, technology and manufacturing for BizTimes. She was previously the managing editor of the News Graphic and Washington County Daily News. In past reporting roles, covering education at The Waukesha Freeman, she received several WNA awards. She is a UWM graduate. In her free time, Ashley enjoys watching independent films, tackling a new recipe in the kitchen and reading a good book.