Business

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Almost exactly a month from now, the climate for grocery shopping in southeastern Wisconsin will see some significant changes.

The first two Meijer stores in the state – in Grafton and Kenosha – will open their doors. The 190,000 square foot stores will feature the sorts of products you’d find at both a supermarket and also a retailer like Target, following the supercenter model.

Meijer seeks to be a one-stop shopping center and hopes that their company's philosophies will appeal to Wisconsinites and their Midwestern values.

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A report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that the leaders of the Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force are calling for a regional tax to support cultural institutions in the area.  That is reportedly in the draft of the final report the task force plans to issue.

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How important are small businesses to the state's economy?

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Entrepreneur Week kicks off Monday in Milwaukee. The city has helped plan more than a dozen events to help new businesses grow.

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Organizers hope The Commons, a new seed accelerator project, will spark more collaboration between the business community and higher education institutions in the Milwaukee region.

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Wisconsin may not be known for its entrepreneurial spirit, yet some investors are convinced the state holds potential.

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Over the summer on Lake Effect, Milwaukee financier and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar talked about the importance of a strong business school in the community - in this case, the one that carries his name.  

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There's positive news in the Wisconsin employment picture. A quarterly hiring survey done by Manpower Group indicates that many Wisconsin employers believe they're going to be adding new staff in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

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Two local organizations focused on innovation and the Milwaukee economy are teaming up with nearly two dozen colleges and universities to create a seed accelerator.

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Buzzwords come and go. According to the Global Language Monitor, which tracks English language usage and compiles a yearly list of the top 50 business buzzwords, 2013 was the year of proactive, monetize, transparency, and win-win, among others.  

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